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BC2 Crashes when running MSI Afterburner

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Hey guys,

So I finally got this PC built. I overclocked my 6850 from 790/1000 to 880/1180 with MSI afterburner. However, my PC crashes whenever I have Afterburner running when I'm playing Bad Company 2, even if hardware monitoring is turned off (which I heard can cause this game to crash). The game doesn't just freeze or go to desktop, my entire PC locks up and I have to restart.

Googling didn't give me any information that helped. Does anyone here have any suggestions? Maybe an alternate program to overclock my graphics card? Or maybe did I need to do something with the voltage on my card? I only messed with the clocks, I didn't adjust the voltages at all.

Thanks guys!

[EDIT] Still crashes even at stock clocks when Afterburner is running. If I close Afterburner, runs no problem.
Edited by TriplePlay - 7/20/11 at 8:38am
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Overclock is unstable. Drop it to stock and see if it does it.
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Overclock is unstable. Drop it to stock and see if it does it.
Sorry, didn't think to mention that. Yes, that was the first thing I did. Still crashes even at stock clocks if Afterburner is running. If I close Afterburner, it runs for hours without problems.
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turn it off..

doesnt have to be running for the GPU OC to stay
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I used to get BSOD with MSI afterburner.. Uninstalled it and no more BC2 BSOD!
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Yep, lots of my games crashed with Afterburner (DiRT 2, Shift 2, BC2). Eventually I discovered it was Afterburner's fault so I got rid of it. I'm not even overclocked.
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turn it off..

doesnt have to be running for the GPU OC to stay
Oh really? I thought Afterburner had to stay running. That's good to know! I'll try putting my OC back on and shuttind down Afterburner. Thanks! Will report back if that works.


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Yep, lots of my games crashed with Afterburner (DiRT 2, Shift 2, BC2). Eventually I discovered it was Afterburner's fault so I got rid of it. I'm not even overclocked.
So far only BC2 has for me. I have Dirt 2 but haven't run Afterburner while playing it, I might see if that game has the same problem for me. Source games, Crysis, and Borderlands are not an issue for me.
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Does it do it with any other games/programs when it is open?
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Does it do it with any other games/programs when it is open?
None that I've come across, no. RallyMaster mentioned that Dirt 2 was also a problem for him, so I might give that a shot and see if I have the same problem.

But if overclocks stay without needing to run Afterburner, then that should make it a non-issue as long as my overclocks are stable, and I believe they are. I actually backed them off a bit from what seemed to be some pretty stable clocks.
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None that I've come across, no. RallyMaster mentioned that Dirt 2 was also a problem for him, so I might give that a shot and see if I have the same problem.

But if overclocks stay without needing to run Afterburner, then that should make it a non-issue as long as my overclocks are stable, and I believe they are. I actually backed them off a bit from what seemed to be some pretty stable clocks.

Yeah, if you aren't monitoring heat/usage, there isn't a point to having afterburner open.
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