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I am having a really strange issue with Battlefield BC2 . I initially thought it was a hardware issue, so I put all my hardware at stock clocks and it continued to happen, so I am thinking it might actually be an issue with the game...

Basically, after about 5 - 10 minutes of playing multiplayer (doesn't happen in single), my system will lock up and loop the sound, which then results in having to hard reboot the machine. I am using my sig rig.

I have tried disabling the onboard soundcard via the BIOS (read something about that), didn't help. I have also tried disabling MSI Afterburner (read somewhere that monitoring the GPU via ab may cause this issue), but that didn't help either.

I am stumped, not to mention really bummed, it is only in this game that I experience lockups like this, and I game quite a bit on this system. Any ideas? Software/hardware conflicts possibly?
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Drivers all updated?
Are you ALT-TABing a lot?
What happens if you join an empty server and let it sit there for 15 mins?
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Yes, drivers are updated, but will double check again. No alt-tabs. Haven't tried an empty server, will try that.
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post #4 of 12
drop the overclock and try it.

even the shader unlock.

Also, how are your temps. BC2 runs hotter than most other games. My lockup issue related to my northbridge getting to hot, tossed a fan on it, and no more lock ups since.
Edited by Vhati - 5/23/11 at 9:57am
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I have the same problem
    
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post #6 of 12
It's probably the Punkbuster bug.

Basically, playing BC2 while having MSI Afterburner (or similar programs) running can cause those crashes when you play in ranked (punkbuster protected) servers.

Easiest way to check it is playing for a while in an unranked server. If you don't get the lockup, then it's Punkbuster.

Btw, it's not only MSI Afterburner causing it, as far as I know GPU-Z also crashes it. When I play BC2 I close MSIA (plus On-Screen Display server), RadeonPro, SpeedFan and D3DOverrider just in case. Maybe you have something else running that causes trouble.

TL;DR: Play an unranked server to confirm if it is Punkbuster. If so, see what background programs you have.
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post #7 of 12
I think it's an ATI issue.


When I had a 5870, I had the same exact issue.

When I had a GTX470, no issue.

When I had a 6950 2GB, same issue but right when I would join a game.

Now with a GTX 480, no issue at all.
post #8 of 12
I had this problem a while back as well, but removing afterburner fixed it for me. The issue isn't specifically afterburner, but anything that monitors the GPU, if I remember right. So make sure you aren't using anything else that's monitoring GPU clock speeds, etc.

Seeing as how you tried disabling AB and the onboard sound, which seem to be the 2 most common issues, it makes it kind of difficult

Here are some suggestions though:
Have you tried disabling both at the same time?
Is your punkbuster completely updated?
There are some instructions on running punkbuster as administrator. It seems to work out for some people, including one of my friends.

I did a quick google search and here were some of the instructions on EA's forum:
"Go into your BIOS, disable C1E Enhanced Halt.

Update PunkBuster the REAL way:

Test / Re-Install PunkBuster Service: http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe

Go to the BC2 application folder, locate the "pb" folder.

Delete the content of the "pb" folder but DO NOT delete the folder itself.

Delete the content of the "pb" folder in C:\\Users\\<User>\\AppData\\Local\\PunkBuster\\BC2 \\pb\\

PunkBuster copies files such as DLLs to this folder. However PB Setup updates the files located in the game PB folder by default and sometimes fails to copy the updated files.

Now you can manually update the pb folders using PBSetup.

Still some troubles?

Open your Task Manager, right-click PnkBstrA.exe AND PnkBstrB.exe, Properties/Compatibility/*Change settings for all users*/Run this program as a administrator
Go to <your BC2 folder>\\BFBC2Game.exe and right click -> Properties/Compatibility/*Change settings for all users*/Run this program as a administrator

Restart Windows. "

hope this helps.
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post #9 of 12
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Temps are okay (mostly 40's under load), which I have been watching very closely, since I thought my nb temp was the issue at first (first oc I dropped), especially with the rep of my mobo and nb temps. My nb is sitting in the low 50's while under load, everything else doesn't get out of the 40's.

I do use GPU-Z for my keyboard's lcd app, so I will try disabling that along with afterburner.

C1E is already disabled, forgot to mention that.

I will go through and try each of these suggestions (after 5PM MST) and post the results back for anyone else that may also be experiencing the same issue.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
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post #10 of 12
There's a similar thread on page 2
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/10...-crashing.html

I fixed my issue by changing the sound quality to low within the settings.ini file.
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