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Battlefield 3 Crashing on High and Ultra Settings

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January 2, 2012 9:24:10 AM

Hey guys - here's the problem,

I just bought a Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom - and whenever i play battlefield on High or Ultra Graphics settings, the game crashes within a few seconds of gameplay (in both single and multiplayer). The game seems to run pretty stable on Medium or Low settings.

Assuming it may be a load issue i tried running both Furmark and 3dmark11 - both completing successfully with no issues. I Also tried rolling back my Nvidia Drivers to rule out any issue there. I have also formated and re-installed windows 7

Ultimate 32bit and still no progress.

Please help as this is driving me insane!

PC Stats:

1x Asus P6t Deluxe V2 Motherboard

2x 2GB Corsair Vengeance (yes i know that i'm only using 3GB with 32bit i don't have a copy of 64bit on hand ATM)

1x Intel 1366 Core i7 920 2.67GHz (Running Stock Clock and Voltage)

1x Cooler Master 212 EVO CPU Cooler

1x Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom

Driver version: ForceWare 285.62

Stock Core Clock: 783MHz
Current Core Clock:900MHz

Stock Shader Clock:1566MHz
Current Shader Clock: 1800Mhz

Stock Voltage and Stock Memory Clock

(Note: The game is crashing on stock settings and when Overclocked)



1x Cooler Master 1000w Power Supply



Component Stats Under Load:

CPU:
Temperature: ~55ºC
Load: ~35% - 50%
Number Of Threads Used: 8

GPU:
Temperature: ~75ºC
Load: ~100%


Error message:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bf3.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4ece50fa
Fault Module Name: bf3.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ece50fa
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00107e60
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


DXDIAG:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/gu89h29w9z2l3t0/DxDiag.tx...
January 2, 2012 6:22:20 PM

did you try updating your rigs drivers?

Check for viruses.

or try and find an appcrash fix or something
January 2, 2012 6:45:56 PM

I have an Asus GTX 580 and I'm experiencing the same symptoms.
I've read somewhere that some GTX 580 cards where not tested properly in DX11, and they are not stable at factory clocks. The guy in that forum post suggested to try to raise the GPU core voltage a little. I tried it and it really improves my stability.
I raise the core voltage from 1.025V to 1.06V. This is not a solution, just a workaround.
It does prove that the card is defective and is not stable at factory clocks.
Currently I'm postponing to give it to the vendor for replacing as I know that it will take some time for the whole procedure and I don't have any spare capable 3D video card to play with in the mean time.
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a c 89 Î Nvidia
January 2, 2012 6:47:41 PM

When you are in the settings have you tried just reducing the antileasing and or just some of the settings , like antroscopic filtering.
January 2, 2012 7:07:35 PM

It may be that since you have 32 bit and can only use 3 GB of RAM that it crashes. Doesn't BF3 need more than 3 GB of RAM?

To me it just sounds like your RAM is Bottlenecking everything else. Because from your specs you should be able to play High/Ultra just fine.
January 2, 2012 7:44:27 PM

Update drivers from Nvidia website, and please ditch your 32bit OS in favor for a 64 bit. You have the capability of running triple channel memory configuration so uprade to 6GB!
a b Î Nvidia
January 2, 2012 9:03:47 PM

You might just have to reduce textures to medium. Could be a RAM issue. The game uses around 4.5gb on my system and your GPU wants RAM too.

Check out the Nvidia tweak guide for BF3, some good info there.
January 2, 2012 9:27:44 PM

rocknrollz said:
It may be that since you have 32 bit and can only use 3 GB of RAM that it crashes. Doesn't BF3 need more than 3 GB of RAM?

To me it just sounds like your RAM is Bottlenecking everything else. Because from your specs you should be able to play High/Ultra just fine.


I agree, when i look at my task manager with the 4GB's i have installed on my 64Vista it literally has taken almost all 4GB's installed to run it. Not mention at peak load with BF3 it takes about 100% of the GPU and around 1.3GB's of the GPU's memory running BF3. I can see it as a memory issue as well. The only problem i ever have with BF3 is a few random crashes now and then, and as well as major slow downs exiting the game but i can blame that either on the memory or my old system of not 3+years not formatting it.
January 2, 2012 11:32:01 PM

I'm sorry I'm no expert but I once read from somewhere (the article has totally lost me by now) that Nvidia cards have a problem when running BF3 and it was a driver issue. The card in question was a GTX 560 ti.
January 3, 2012 1:55:15 AM

night wolf said:
did you try updating your rigs drivers?

Check for viruses.

or try and find an appcrash fix or something


Everything is up to date, virus scan is clean - and what is an "appcrash fix"?


eltoro said:
I have an Asus GTX 580 and I'm experiencing the same symptoms.
I've read somewhere that some GTX 580 cards where not tested properly in DX11, and they are not stable at factory clocks. The guy in that forum post suggested to try to raise the GPU core voltage a little. I tried it and it really improves my stability.
I raise the core voltage from 1.025V to 1.06V. This is not a solution, just a workaround.
It does prove that the card is defective and is not stable at factory clocks.
Currently I'm postponing to give it to the vendor for replacing as I know that it will take some time for the whole procedure and I don't have any spare capable 3D video card to play with in the mean time.


hmm ill try that - yeah i was contemplating sending the card for testing but i have the same lack of spare GPU's problem lol


inzone said:
When you are in the settings have you tried just reducing the antileasing and or just some of the settings , like antroscopic filtering.


yeah i have, to no avail :( 


rocknrollz said:
It may be that since you have 32 bit and can only use 3 GB of RAM that it crashes. Doesn't BF3 need more than 3 GB of RAM?

To me it just sounds like your RAM is Bottlenecking everything else. Because from your specs you should be able to play High/Ultra just fine.


Yeah 32bit is on my list of suspects, when i'm running the game with medium settings it uses about 95% so that may be the case


redeemer said:
Update drivers from Nvidia website, and please ditch your 32bit OS in favor for a 64 bit. You have the capability of running triple channel memory configuration so uprade to 6GB!


I'm running the latest stable drivers, i did try the beta ones - no help - also i read that the 920 can't support triple channel - are you sure?



a b Î Nvidia
January 3, 2012 4:08:07 AM

Honestly I think the game is just a little buggy. I get CTDs and occasional blue screens from it, even though other games run no problem.

That said, you'd do well to get a 64 bit OS asap.
January 3, 2012 8:18:59 AM

uncalfesta said:
Everything is up to date, virus scan is clean - and what is an "appcrash fix"?




hmm ill try that - yeah i was contemplating sending the card for testing but i have the same lack of spare GPU's problem lol




yeah i have, to no avail :( 




Yeah 32bit is on my list of suspects, when i'm running the game with medium settings it uses about 95% so that may be the case




I'm running the latest stable drivers, i did try the beta ones - no help - also i read that the 920 can't support triple channel - are you sure?



An appcrash fix is a program that can fix that error you get, i heard of a few people that tried it and it fixed the problem,

i might be wrong its 2nd hand intel
January 3, 2012 9:14:04 AM

WOO! Installed 64bit - fixed the problem, turned out it was a memory issue lol - thank you all for your help!!
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