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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?

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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