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Battlefield 3 crashes with error "VRAM ran out of memory" PLZ help

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December 27, 2012 6:36:04 AM

Hi Friends,

My PC Specs are

Intel CPU i5 3570 3.4GHz
Asus Motherboard P8B7M-LX
Asus Nvidia 1GB GTX 560 DC II
Cosair RAM 4GB
Cooler Master SMPS 550W 80+
Windows 7
Nvidia latest driver 310.70

Graphics Settings:
1920x1080, All set to ULTRA except AA which I TURNED OFF for better FPS.
My Average FPS were 45 to 55, sometimes ~ 40
Screen in FULL SCREEN MODE\WINDOW MODE

I started playing battlefield 3 for quite a while. The game application keeps getting crashed to desktop within 10 to 15 mins but randomly. Initially thought it was a bug, later using nvidia inspector I found it was running out of memory. Depending upon the level the VRAM rapidly raises > 1010MB and I start to get FPS drop for 2 secs and suddenly it crashes. I also caught Windows stating something like "directx VRAM ran out of memory....."

On contrast in window mode, I did not see crash (For now, not sure if I may get in future)

BUT I NEVER END UP TO CRASH WITH ANY OTHER DEMANDING GAMES SUCH as "FARCRY3, SLEEPING DOGS, CRYSIS 2, SKYRIM, etc"

What is the solution?. Can't battlefield 3 be played using 1GB GPU card?. But the actual spec says 1GB 560 is the recommended. I am so sure this is no hardware bug.
Please help....!!!
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 6:48:33 AM

BF3 at 1080P uses more than 1GB of VRAM, lower your texture settings!
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 7:06:16 AM

Increase virtual memory settings.
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December 27, 2012 12:57:36 PM

amuffin said:
BF3 at 1080P uses more than 1GB of VRAM, lower your texture settings!


I can't upgrade as I did few months ago. I Cant really believe it. Why advertise the recommended spec as 1GB VRAM then?.
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December 27, 2012 12:59:32 PM

hytecgowthaman said:
Increase virtual memory settings.


How come virtual memory changes impact VRAM?. I dont get it
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December 27, 2012 3:19:32 PM

One thign is a card with 1 GB or 2 GB, other thing is the chipset it uses. Try using high settings, and medium to test if its stable.

Virtual memory keep at leat 1024 MB.
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December 27, 2012 5:31:56 PM

centaurius said:
One thign is a card with 1 GB or 2 GB, other thing is the chipset it uses. Try using high settings, and medium to test if its stable.

Virtual memory keep at leat 1024 MB.


Well, I dont know how the virtual memory settings affect VRAM though both are not related, provided I have plenty of Physical RAM. However, I can check with settings reduced, but again is this the only solution? or any specific nvidia driver can help?.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 5:44:34 PM

xtcx said:
I can't upgrade as I did few months ago. I Cant really believe it. Why advertise the recommended spec as 1GB VRAM then?.

Recommended isn't for ultra settings.
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December 27, 2012 5:55:21 PM

exactky reduce details as ultra is really not recommended hw

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revro
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December 29, 2012 2:51:32 PM

Okay thanks. However for a card like this while still capable of running in ultra, but limited by just but memory is something painful, especially for the money invested.

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December 29, 2012 3:23:09 PM

on other hand i had 1gb 5750 and it never crashed on me even tough i had like 15fps in bf3 on ultra :)  tough i did play on medium or even low with 50-60fps

maybe there is some system setting which would not lead to crash cause of vram

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revro
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January 5, 2013 6:30:42 AM

revro said:
on other hand i had 1gb 5750 and it never crashed on me even tough i had like 15fps in bf3 on ultra :)  tough i did play on medium or even low with 50-60fps

maybe there is some system setting which would not lead to crash cause of vram

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revro

Oh unbelievable.Are u sure?. Do you mean bad drivers? from nvidia?
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January 5, 2013 6:33:32 AM

well i have the very latest driver for my card. Shud I downgrade and check?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 7:25:23 AM

Lower some of the settings in your game. The latest drivers should improve performance for BF3.

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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2013 8:50:47 AM

keep everything on ultra except MSAA & try using Supersampling 8x you will not find difference & get rid of this error too.
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January 9, 2013 2:58:28 PM

Thanks, will try and let you know...!!!. I've heard high resolutions are the culprits that will suck memory much....Anyway thanks. Let me get back
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