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GTX 550 Ti Problems with BF3

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October 29, 2012 6:31:30 PM

I join a game like the campaign, co-op or multiplayer and I can play it for 5-10 minutes then the game freezes completely and I have everything updated, but an error came up earlier saying that my graphics driver had stopped responding but had repaired itself and its doing that every time I'm in the middle of Battlefield 3. And it only does that error for BF3. Can anyone help me?

My specs are :
AMD FX-4170 (4.20GHz)
NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti
8GB RAM DDR3

Can anyone help me please because I don't want to have wasted £45 :L

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October 29, 2012 6:50:09 PM

And now I've tried it again with lower settings and this message came up ....... DirectX function "GetDeviceRemovedReason" failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG: Device hung due to badly formed commands.. GPU: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti", Driver: 30697
October 30, 2012 4:05:58 PM

Try reinstalling the game and updating graphics drivers, also check your CPU & GPU temps.
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October 30, 2012 5:41:22 PM

It sounds a lot like GPU overheating. Monitor temperature, make sure case is well ventilated or open the side for testing purposes, clean out dust from fans and possibly card's heatsink.
October 30, 2012 10:08:17 PM

the card should handle it my test pc can run it like the comment's above sound's like you have an overheating problem
December 26, 2012 6:55:32 PM

my card does the same thing. I also get pixelated screens and neon (pink/green) colors on the screen. I alt tab it and it gets a little better but does not completely go away.

My BF3 used to crash after 5-10 minutes of play by alt+tabbing to the desktop screen and there was no way I could get back into the game. This started when I d/l the most recent bf3 patch 2 weeks ago and I couldnt figure out why as when I first installed it in Nov it worked perfectly.

I am now able to play for about an hour before the pixelation/colors occur. What I did was I uninstalled the Nvidia 3D Vision stuff in the control panel as well as that Nvidia Stereoscopic thing.

Good luck


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0901, 11/24/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 12.0 GB
EVGA GTX550 ti

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