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BF3 Crashing with new HD 6950 1GB

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February 22, 2012 4:27:42 PM

Specs:

OS: Win 7 32bit

CPU: Intel i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

MEMORY: 6 GB with 3 GB usable

Motherboard: MSI 7522 x.58 PRO

VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte HD 6950 1GB

I previously had a gtx 275 card that ran BF fine on low but I wanted to upgrade to get High or Ultra. I removed the Nvidia drivers and installed the new card. Added the drivers from the CD then updated to the newest drivers.

ISSUE: during game play it becomes laggy. When running then stopping the screen keeps moving forward then jumps back. Using a scope is impossible because of lag and flying anything is out of the question.

The game sometime freezes and I have to ctrl+alt+del to close the frozen screen.

Any ideas?

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February 22, 2012 4:36:07 PM

1) Make sure you have completely removed the previous nvidia drivers (use something like DriverSweeper). You could also try removing your AMD drivers and reinstalling them.

2) What are the temps of your card at idle and when playing bf3? You can use a utility like GPU-z to see your card's temp. Might as well tell us the CPU temps too.
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February 22, 2012 4:39:29 PM

idle = 34 degrees C

During Game Play = 41 degrees C

CPU Clock Idle = 250MHz

Memory Clock Idle = 150MHz

Doing the drivers now
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February 22, 2012 4:47:19 PM

Is it clocking itself up during gameplay or staying at 250/150?

41c during gaming is very low leading me to believe the card is not clocking up which is why your lagging.
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February 22, 2012 5:23:52 PM

ok used the driver removal tool for both Nvidia and AMD drivers. Rebooted, reinstalled the newest AMD drivers from the site.

Enabled Graphics Overdrive

CPU Clock Setting
500 MHz min
900 MHz max

Memory Clock Setting
1285 MHz

Idle status
CPU Clock = 250MHz
Memory Clock = 150 MHz
Temp = 34 C

Gameplay
gpu = 900 mhZ
Memory Clock = 1285 MHz
Temp = 46 C


Same choppy play and also a new symptom = sound is breaking up
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February 22, 2012 6:08:45 PM

what happens when you change the in game settings?
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February 22, 2012 7:00:54 PM

same thing happens on LOW, AUTO, and HIGH
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February 22, 2012 7:14:57 PM

turn off hyperthreading for your cpu, it probably won't fix your problems but it does help in games like bf3.

any problems with other games? Try running something like 3dmark11.
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February 22, 2012 7:47:37 PM

P2907 3DMarks

Detailed scores
3DMark Score P2907
Graphics Score 5230
Physics Score 1340
Combined Score 1129
GraphicsTest1 23.53 FPS
GraphicsTest2 26.02 FPS
GraphicsTest3 31.31 FPS
GraphicsTest4 15.87 FPS
PhysicsTest 4.26 FPS
CombinedTest 5.25 FPS

turning off HT now
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February 22, 2012 7:52:59 PM

something is wrong with your cpu score, it should be much higher than that.
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February 22, 2012 8:04:05 PM

HT is now disabled but it still sucks. You think there's something in the Bios set incorrectly?
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February 22, 2012 8:56:20 PM

Moved video card to other slot and changed the power plugs to the other two empties. It seems to be running smooth now. One thing is that I dont have the sound plugged back in yet. I'm hooking everything back up and will test once more.
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February 22, 2012 8:56:41 PM

try resetting your cmos of your mobo. There is something weird with your cpu score, its like 1/4 of what it should be I think.
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February 22, 2012 11:53:29 PM

Boopoo stop trolling. If you bothered to read through the thread you'd see we established the issue was not with the game but with the GPU or CPU. Go troll on someone else's thread.
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February 22, 2012 11:56:39 PM

and by the way it's spelled "their" not "there"... Common mistake among the uneducated...

"Most people don't understand there rights and freedom's"
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February 23, 2012 12:20:16 AM

If you're using the 12.1 drivers, try the 11.12. I was also using the 12.1 drivers and the game was unstable, kept crashing, etc. reinstalled drivers multiple times nothing would fix it (be sure to run Driver Sweeper or similar in safemode after the uninstall)

Went back to 11.12 and everythings working as it should.
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February 23, 2012 1:02:52 AM

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EA suck!

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I am supposed to feel bad because a word sounds the same and assumes the same meaning pretty well LOL.


Please, no one cares what a troll has to say. We are here to help, not baby sit 5 year olds that somehow got on the internet.

@OP have you tried forcing 3d clocks? its possible the card is going into 2d/3d mode for whatever reason rather fast.

But try the drivers first.
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