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September 28, 2012 1:56:51 AM

This is my 1 week old new build

i5 - 3570k
P8Z68-V PRO
8 GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE
THERMAL TAKE WATER 2.0 COOLER
EVGA GTX 570 2.5 GB
WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT

BF3 and all of my games have been playing fine until I overclocked to 4.2 GHZ and now the second BF3 loads a map it instantly crashes to desktop and I have to control alt delete to get rid of it, I have all the latest drivers what is going on?

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a c 150 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 2:52:22 AM

Did you get the latest patch?
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September 28, 2012 1:07:09 PM

Where exactly do you go to update it?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 2:24:10 PM

right click the game icon in. origin.
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 2:29:44 PM

Shoulda snagged the z77-V Pro board doood!
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 4:26:36 PM

Is this in multiplayer or single player? I found in multiplayer to get it to work properly I had to go into a non punkbuster game then in the options you will find a setting called "enable punkbuster" or something like that, make sure its ticked.

Whats the error that battlelog gives you?
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September 28, 2012 4:28:32 PM

Ok I will try that amuffin thanks, chugot9218 - how come? This board has been great so far, mouse24 - only multiplayer and it gives no error it just exits to desktop and it freezes up and I have to click end task like 5 times to finally get it to go through then it all goes back to normal and closes
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September 28, 2012 4:39:14 PM

It is already up to date, one thing I noticed is when the crash happens the VGA cable icon pops up on the top left of the screen then goes away this is so annoying.
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 5:48:49 PM

Does reducing the clocks get it playable once again?
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:28:22 PM

Ehh, I guess just for the new feature set, I guess it just makes sense to me to grab the latest board revision for the latest processor, I am sure the performance difference is little to none for most purposes. Mainly I was thinking about this because another person on here was having trouble getting their z68-V Pro BIOS updated to take their Ivy processor, and the z77 board has the USB BIOS Flashback that the z68 doesn't, but that is moot anyways because if he had the z77 he wouldn't need to flash his BIOS to accept the Ivy CPU.
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September 28, 2012 6:30:21 PM

Running at stock settings now and still crashing
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:46:54 PM

Did you manually OC or did you use one of the built in tuners? And by returning to stock settings, did you reset them manually or did you just restore the BIOS to default?

And, gotta ask, did you download all the driver updates as opposed to using the CD?
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:53:49 PM

Doubt this is an issue but what are your temps? (furmark for gpu, 10 minutes, prime95 for cpu 10 minutes run tests separately)
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September 28, 2012 8:48:03 PM

manual OC and temps are fine, I used the CD to start with but I got updated versions of all my drivers later online. Here is something weird I found out 20 minutes ago, I can play full games completely fine on maps that don't have jets, really weird.
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 9:12:15 PM

Hmm, I know steam has a process to verify the files in your game are valid, I am not sure of Origin has this but you could look and give it a shot.
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September 28, 2012 9:31:01 PM

I did a clean install of the latest drivers which I had not done before and it seemed to make it work, it runs perfect now, hopefully it will stay that way thanks for all the help
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September 29, 2012 2:46:28 PM

Ok wtf it is back to doing it today
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a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2012 4:51:05 PM

I would test it with both memtest and windows memory diagnostic just to rule out any memory related errors. Though this does take a while so run them when you are away from the pc.
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September 30, 2012 4:05:16 PM

No errors came back from windows memory diagnostic, the game is completely unplayable while all of my other games work fine, bf3 is the one I really want to play though and I don't really know what else to do.
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September 30, 2012 8:55:46 PM

Ok figured it out for good this time, EVGA precision was causing it, everytime I overclocked it the crashes would happen so I did some research and learned that I had to raise the voltage on the GPU and now it works great FINALLY SOLVED! thank you for the help!
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a b K Overclocking
December 15, 2012 4:14:16 PM

ahh *** i knew it was precision tuner been having that problem and its driving me crazy. i did up my voltage a hair and still does it maybe it needs more. i was running on these settings for a while and it just started doing this again. its always 2 mins into the game it just randomly freezes.

im running my over clock at 1000mhz and memory speed of 2200 @ 1.09v or something close to that. i looked up and it said it could be just overclocking the memory that high and the voltage being to low. everyone says 1.12 to 1.2v at these settings are perfectly stable
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December 25, 2012 1:38:14 AM

Ok tomshardware keeps emailing me because I have not selected a best answer even though I figured it out myself and no one had the answer how do I get it to stfu just pick one?
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a b K Overclocking
December 25, 2012 3:14:41 PM

Yea I guess so haha
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December 25, 2012 6:13:15 PM

Best answer selected by TheNickasaurus.
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December 25, 2012 6:13:23 PM

06yfz450ridr said:
Yea I guess so haha


Well merry christmas
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