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Nvidia issues running battlefield bad company 2

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April 5, 2010 2:58:56 PM

hi,

do any of you guys that run bfbc2 have any issues with it like screen flickering, game crashing..etc?

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a b Î Nvidia
April 5, 2010 3:22:44 PM

Yes. I am actually running off an 8800GTX right now until my 5870 is fixed, i get flickers, artifacts, or the screen goes white and crashes. I have a buddy with a GTX260 that has similar issues. Ironically the one has a 8800GT and it is fine.

My 5870 only had artifact issues, but never crashed. It failed a diagnostics test with errors, but never actually had issues. I've heard several people mention issues with nvidia cards and BC2. I know turning up the fans helped me a bit, and keeps the card at 70C rather than 80C.

Hopefully there is some sort of patch for this.
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April 5, 2010 4:32:35 PM

jay, im running dual 5970 and i get screen flickering with and without ati overdrive enables.. im not even overclocking.im just trying to turn up my fans 100%..

i noticed only battlefield seems to have this problem..bioshock 2, metro 2033, just cause..etc seem to run fine..i was thinking all this time it was my card, but it may just be the game has issues..

also jay might you know why i would get a performance hit when running cfx witn 5970 with 10.3 intstalled?
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a b Î Nvidia
April 5, 2010 4:37:11 PM

Pnico- is there a crossfire profile for BC2 yet? If not, I'm guessing its probably just a quadfire related issue with that particular title. Try running it with a single card rather than both and see what happens.
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April 5, 2010 4:51:21 PM

I'm running it on sli 260 GTX's and have no flickering or artifacts happenning at all. Running it in 1920x1080 at that on medium settings on a I7-920 at stock speeds.
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April 5, 2010 5:33:53 PM

im not sure if there is a profile..but with cfx..the game runs horribly..
then again is it true that cfx and eyefinity dont run well because i was under the impression that 10.2 and higher support eyeinity and cfx
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a b Î Nvidia
April 5, 2010 5:41:28 PM

Nvidia added multi-GPU support for BC2 in their last driver update. I did not see any mention for Crossfire for BC2 in the ATI 10.3 update. 10.4 will most likely give you the break you need.
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a b Î Nvidia
April 5, 2010 5:48:30 PM

Quadfire is really what doesn't work particularly well with Eyefinity yet. regular 2xGPU crossfire seems to be working alright now (that is what was truly enabled in 10.2).
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April 5, 2010 9:59:44 PM

I'm running dual 8800 GT XFX XXX's in SLI without issue. I remember the BETA had flickering issues as well as black holes, but that all seems to be fixed. The only crashing I've experienced is with punk buster and java (happens occasionally); the most recent Java updated fixed the issue.

Also, I had to bring the my X2 4200+ back down to stock speeds as BFBC2 would freak out on maps with 32 players. Otherwise, golden at low settings (my CPU/bus are definitely bottlenecks).
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April 5, 2010 10:40:49 PM

jay2tall said:
Nvidia added multi-GPU support for BC2 in their last driver update. I did not see any mention for Crossfire for BC2 in the ATI 10.3 update. 10.4 will most likely give you the break you need.


i can say for sure that crossfire works with BC2 (2 x 4870), though i also get flickering, though just changing the MSAA fixes the problem
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a b Î Nvidia
April 5, 2010 10:42:35 PM

Crossfire does work, but I don't think they have a profile for it yet, which will IMPROVE crossfire performance. Also- Quadfire is much more dependent on the profile than regular dual card/dual GPU crossfire.
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April 6, 2010 1:55:03 AM

Apologize for us ATI guys hijacking your thread - but also get this flickering during gaming. Sort of like watching a tv/monitor in an old movie - lines rolling across the screen. 5850's in Crossfire. Does look like a bad profile. Im thinking the same is true for NV.

So maybe the answer is many of the SLI/Crossfire crowd are seeing weird graphic issues with BFBC2. Not just ATI or NVidia.
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a b Î Nvidia
April 6, 2010 4:37:14 PM

If I had BF:BC2, I'd give it a try as well since it would be one more crossfire datapoint. Seems like thats where its pointing though.
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April 6, 2010 4:43:28 PM

flyinfinni said:
If I had BF:BC2, I'd give it a try as well since it would be one more crossfire datapoint. Seems like thats where its pointing though.


well i can definitely say that i have that flickering problem with crossfire as well (pretty much every time it loads a map), seems to happen more with 8xMSAA compared to 1,2,4x MSAA
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April 12, 2010 9:35:59 AM

Whew, i am glad i found this thread!

I thought i was having graphics/psu failure or something!! I have two GTX 280's SLI'd and i myself get the screen flickering as well as crash's during and right after the round is won.

I have everything set on high w/ HBAO on. If i can remember correctly, it may have happened before i SLI'd the cards..... It is probably a driver issue, i am hoping! We will see what happens. Anyone else find more research on this matter or try to contact EA forums about this?
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a b Î Nvidia
April 12, 2010 4:57:59 PM

lol- sure sounds like its a multi-GPU issue :-)
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April 12, 2010 6:18:41 PM

I've had the game close on me one time. I have seen flickering on the screen twice. But other than that I haven't been getting any issues lately.

I run a GTX 260 core216.
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April 12, 2010 6:24:27 PM

kg4icg said:
I'm running it on sli 260 GTX's and have no flickering or artifacts happenning at all. Running it in 1920x1080 at that on medium settings on a I7-920 at stock speeds.



Hey I'm wondering why you're running at medium settings instead of high settings. My system is slower than yours and I run it high settings and the game runes fine.

Phenom II x4 955, gtx 260 216core 4gigs ram.
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April 12, 2010 6:26:34 PM

Just to add, my gtx260's fan would speed up really loud when playing bc2. I usually have it on auto 40% and when playing it gets super loud like it's on 100%.
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April 13, 2010 6:07:06 AM

flyinfinni said:
lol- sure sounds like its a multi-GPU issue :-)


Meh, probably. I played today for about and Hour and a half and no flickering... :heink: 
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a b Î Nvidia
April 13, 2010 4:44:01 PM

Lol- thats odd. I know that there are just strange issues with multi-GPU setups sometimes. Sometimes I'll have an odd flicker or something, and a simple reboot of my comp will totally clear things up.
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February 19, 2015 10:11:36 AM

I'd like to resurrect this thread because I am having a similar issue yet the internet hasn't been able to solve my problem.

My system used to be
AMD anthlon ii x4 something
AMD radeon 5750hd (i think)
4gb ram

And I was able to run bad company 2 without any issues

Much later down the road (now) I've upgraded to a
AMD phenom ii x4 965 black edition
NVIDIA geforce gtx 750 ti
8gb ram
But now I'm getting the sudden game freeze + Sound loop (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE) until I ctrl alt delete/ task manager/ end process on the game. However, after this happens, if I were to go online and read forums or anything, my graphics are glitchy and it omits letters or sometimes never loads the page texts. This forces me to restart my computer and everything is peachy. Before I restart, if I were to open BFBC2 again, it won't get past the opening video without white screen crashing with a record scratch snap sound.

People say to
- disable onboard audio... did that and it didn't solve it
- verify game cache.... Mine is from origin, not steam, so I'm unsure of this applying
- end process punkbuster B in game... did that, it might work for a bit? but it loads up again and I still crash, so I'm not sure if it has any affect
- load game from C drive, NOT shortcut... didn't help
- make sure punkbuster is fully updated.... did that and it MIGHT have helped. However, midgame I'll get the flashing graphics that makes it seem like its about to crash, but it didn't. However, I'll get graphics dropping where all I see is my crosshairs, map, ammo, etc but NO gun, field, enemy... nothing. Just a black screen with the general player overlay (only no player). The graphics will drop long enough for me to die (about 5 seconds) before they come back. I've lowered graphics from high to medium, and that doesn't solve it, so I'm assuming its not an overheating issue. Especially since my system isn't dusty, has solid air circulation, and everything in there is new except mobo and powersupply.

I've done my research and I just can't seem to find any forum that has any sort of legitimate answer. It seems that the audio disabling solves it for most people, but not me. I ONLY have this problem with BC2. Otherwise I can run anything else I've ever tried.

I'm sorry that this is a 5 year old thread, but the problem still exists and I figured I'd put this problem here instead of creating a new thread with the same issues.

Does anyone have any speculations?
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March 11, 2015 5:35:22 PM

pnico said:
hi,

do any of you guys that run bfbc2 have any issues with it like screen flickering, game crashing..etc?


Absolutely what happened to me. I had to downgrade the driver for my older gtx480 but don't know what to do about the gtx980.
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a c 140 Î Nvidia
March 11, 2015 7:41:00 PM

gopherkiler9 said:
I'd like to resurrect this thread because I am having a similar issue yet the internet hasn't been able to solve my problem.

My system used to be
AMD anthlon ii x4 something
AMD radeon 5750hd (i think)
4gb ram

And I was able to run bad company 2 without any issues

Much later down the road (now) I've upgraded to a
AMD phenom ii x4 965 black edition
NVIDIA geforce gtx 750 ti
8gb ram
But now I'm getting the sudden game freeze + Sound loop (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE) until I ctrl alt delete/ task manager/ end process on the game. However, after this happens, if I were to go online and read forums or anything, my graphics are glitchy and it omits letters or sometimes never loads the page texts. This forces me to restart my computer and everything is peachy. Before I restart, if I were to open BFBC2 again, it won't get past the opening video without white screen crashing with a record scratch snap sound.

People say to
- disable onboard audio... did that and it didn't solve it
- verify game cache.... Mine is from origin, not steam, so I'm unsure of this applying
- end process punkbuster B in game... did that, it might work for a bit? but it loads up again and I still crash, so I'm not sure if it has any affect
- load game from C drive, NOT shortcut... didn't help
- make sure punkbuster is fully updated.... did that and it MIGHT have helped. However, midgame I'll get the flashing graphics that makes it seem like its about to crash, but it didn't. However, I'll get graphics dropping where all I see is my crosshairs, map, ammo, etc but NO gun, field, enemy... nothing. Just a black screen with the general player overlay (only no player). The graphics will drop long enough for me to die (about 5 seconds) before they come back. I've lowered graphics from high to medium, and that doesn't solve it, so I'm assuming its not an overheating issue. Especially since my system isn't dusty, has solid air circulation, and everything in there is new except mobo and powersupply.

I've done my research and I just can't seem to find any forum that has any sort of legitimate answer. It seems that the audio disabling solves it for most people, but not me. I ONLY have this problem with BC2. Otherwise I can run anything else I've ever tried.

I'm sorry that this is a 5 year old thread, but the problem still exists and I figured I'd put this problem here instead of creating a new thread with the same issues.

Does anyone have any speculations?


you can get better respond if you make your own thread.
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a c 140 Î Nvidia
March 11, 2015 7:42:19 PM

skasmir said:
pnico said:
hi,

do any of you guys that run bfbc2 have any issues with it like screen flickering, game crashing..etc?


Absolutely what happened to me. I had to downgrade the driver for my older gtx480 but don't know what to do about the gtx980.


probably better issue your problem to nvidia directly at their forum. already did?
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March 16, 2015 6:44:08 AM

renz496 said:
gopherkiler9 said:
I'd like to resurrect this thread because I am having a similar issue yet the internet hasn't been able to solve my problem.

My system used to be
AMD anthlon ii x4 something
AMD radeon 5750hd (i think)
4gb ram

And I was able to run bad company 2 without any issues

Much later down the road (now) I've upgraded to a
AMD phenom ii x4 965 black edition
NVIDIA geforce gtx 750 ti
8gb ram
But now I'm getting the sudden game freeze + Sound loop (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE) until I ctrl alt delete/ task manager/ end process on the game. However, after this happens, if I were to go online and read forums or anything, my graphics are glitchy and it omits letters or sometimes never loads the page texts. This forces me to restart my computer and everything is peachy. Before I restart, if I were to open BFBC2 again, it won't get past the opening video without white screen crashing with a record scratch snap sound.

People say to
- disable onboard audio... did that and it didn't solve it
- verify game cache.... Mine is from origin, not steam, so I'm unsure of this applying
- end process punkbuster B in game... did that, it might work for a bit? but it loads up again and I still crash, so I'm not sure if it has any affect
- load game from C drive, NOT shortcut... didn't help
- make sure punkbuster is fully updated.... did that and it MIGHT have helped. However, midgame I'll get the flashing graphics that makes it seem like its about to crash, but it didn't. However, I'll get graphics dropping where all I see is my crosshairs, map, ammo, etc but NO gun, field, enemy... nothing. Just a black screen with the general player overlay (only no player). The graphics will drop long enough for me to die (about 5 seconds) before they come back. I've lowered graphics from high to medium, and that doesn't solve it, so I'm assuming its not an overheating issue. Especially since my system isn't dusty, has solid air circulation, and everything in there is new except mobo and powersupply.

I've done my research and I just can't seem to find any forum that has any sort of legitimate answer. It seems that the audio disabling solves it for most people, but not me. I ONLY have this problem with BC2. Otherwise I can run anything else I've ever tried.

I'm sorry that this is a 5 year old thread, but the problem still exists and I figured I'd put this problem here instead of creating a new thread with the same issues.

Does anyone have any speculations?


you can get better respond if you make your own thread.



Well if you start your own thread with similar threads in the pool, you usually get yelled at to "read old threads" or "you should post on existing threads of the issue" but if you resurrect an entirely applicable thread, you get told to make your own. And (lord of choice) help you if you post an ambiguous topic in the arguably wrong section. It's just my forum experience that you simply cannot win and someone will ALWAYS want to redirect you. So I made my decision and I stand by it


Anyway, an update!

I've been managing to play for quite a while without any sort of graphic spike or sound glitch/loop. Though it could be coincidence or not, as of now I would feel confident booting up without fear of graphical spike. My solution was to manually update punkbuster from their site. By doing so, you get their little program that allows you to update PB based on what game you have. When I first did this, it decreased frequency of the spikes. Then a couple days later I had to redo the update (not sure why the first time didn't work properly) and since then, I have had no graphical or audio problems. Though I NEVER had this problem back with my radeon 5750 and it only began after upgrading to a 750ti, but some time as well as a HDD->SSD transition had passed since then, so I could believe that PB was just severely out of date. And since the only surviving servers seem to require PB, there is no way to avoid updating it I guess.
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