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So most of us (if not all) know about BFBC2 crashing. You're online enjoying yourself and suddenly, BANG, you're on your desktop with an annoying fast looping sound from the game before it crashed. This of course forces you to reboot your computer to be able to do anything that requires audio. Particularly annoying is when this happens whilst playing online with friends. The result is waiting to reboot and get back in the game, hoping that there's a free slot in the server and that you're able to play on your friends' team (or swap to it without much delay).

Needless to say it's VERY annoying. I usually get this kind of crash just over an hour in, in gameplay. Perhaps two hours but it seems to vary a bit. What I've read, mostly here on OCN, is that closing MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z before running BFBC2 seems to fix the problem. Besides, why do we need MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z running when your graphics card is already overclocked without the need to run them in the background!?
Anyway, I gave it a try but nada - I get sent to my desktop after a while of playing. I do still run Core Temp in the background but there have been no reports of any problems related to this.

I have no idea what might be causing this. I've recently reformatted my system and have all the very latest drivers with a nice and fresh installation of everything. I also have the latest version of Punkbuster installed for BFBC2. I've come to accept this as a flaw in the game that will never be patched but then again, my friends don't get this problem...
    
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Try turning off core temp, honestly, ANY programs like that may somehow screw it up.
    
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If you have anything overclocked try running it at stock. I haven't had any problems with BC2 crashing to desktop. Though it did happen a while back somehow it fixed itself. Maybe because I changed hardware, I moved from a S775 system to 1155. But so far I have no problems with the game CTD'ing even after several hours of game play.
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Mhmm, I will try disabling Core Temp as well and see how it fairs. I honestly can't think of anything else. My overclocks are completely stable so I don't see how that could result in the problem. It might however be a nice thing to try running everything at stock and see. BFBC2 is literally the single piece of software/game on my computer that has a problem - very suspicious considering people's crashing reports.
    
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Afterburner + punkbuster problem. But it doesn't help with my game.
    
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
Afterburner + punkbuster problem. But it doesn't help with my game.
If only, indeed!
When Windows starts, MSI Afterburner overclocks my GPU and that's it. After that point, I can obviously close MSI Afterburner and the overclock is still there. But like you say, this doesn't seem to lead to a fix.
    
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Mine crashes within 10 seconds ingame only when my gpu is overclocked. The screen flashes white and black, I can close down the game and start it back up again and it'll be fine until I shut down my comp.

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Originally Posted by Gib007;13420716 
If only, indeed!
When Windows starts, MSI Afterburner overclocks my GPU and that's it. After that point, I can obviously close MSI Afterburner and the overclock is still there. But like you say, this doesn't seem to lead to a fix.

Did you try this?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/996785-solution-workaround-battlefield-bad-company-2-a.html
    
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post #9 of 42
Mine randomly crashes as well at times, but it's very very random. For example, I played for at least three hours last night with no crashes. But the previous night I crashed once within a few minutes, and then next time within a few minutes as well. After those few crashes, it stopped for the rest of the night.

It's weird.
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I've never had any problems with BFBC2 crashing. Guess I'm just lucky.
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