Originally Posted by Gib007
The crashing I was getting was most certainly not my fault. It has been reported that running GPU-Z and/or MSI Afterburner in the background whilst playing causes crashing. I'm not certain it ever did for me but just in case, I close these programs prior to running BFBC2. The crash I have always had however is one where suddenly I'm sent to my desktop (CTD) with a very annoying looping sound from the game. This forces me to reboot to get rid of the looping sound. Note however that none of my three friends who play BFBC2 have experienced this, just me.
On my own, recent thread asking about this, someone said that he fixed this type of crash by lowering the sample rate of his sound card to "16-bit 48 kHz". I don't know what bit rate my is running but whenever I'm about to play BFBC2, I switch from "PCM 192 kHz" to "PCM 48 kHz". Since I started doing this, I no longer experience any crashing of any kind. If would seem then that BFBC2 has a big problem with higher audio sample rates, perhaps restricted only to "War Tapes" mode but maybe not. It's certainly the game's fault, though.
So yes, it COULD in theory be unstable overclocks but if you're sure you're stable or even just try it with all at stock and still crash, take note that BFBC2 is still far from being a stable release. As far as I know, DICE have said that these bugs are "too difficult" for them to fix so I assume that means that if you can't fix it yourself, you have to just deal with it.
It's not unstable overclocks in your case. In your situation it's obviously the sound card not playing nicely with the game. And believe it or not, it's not Dice's issue to fix, but rather Asus's.
The loop that you hear is a sound anomaly getting "stuck" and repeating. In order to actually get it to stop, you don't need to reboot. You need to open up task manager, go to processes and look for one that doesn't normally run. I had this exact
issue with my XFi and BF2142. It would crash to desktop and get stuck in a sound loop. After looking for a while, I found a process called "~e00006" (along those lines) running. I'm assuming that this is some sort of string that is encoded in to the sound card. Creative released a new driver, never had that issue again.
Once again, this is not a Dice issue. Look for any odd processes running after you get the crash. Jot it down, and send Asus a trouble ticket.
And if your audio driver is not up to date, I'd highly suggest that you update it.
As was stated earlier by me and another member, AB does not cause any sort of problems with BFBC2.