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Crysis 2 always crashes after intro

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It seems that Crysis 2 is always crashing right after the intro play, at the same point as well, right after the sub passes and you see the rudder.

Now I am running it on ultra settings with patch 1.9, high res texture and on DX11. I've tried it with my 580 3GB in sli at stock (with a fan profile) as well as with them overclocked (and stable) and both times Crysis 2 and then Windows will crash to essentially a black screen with the monitors switching from having a signal to no signal. The computer however will not restart and is unresponsive.

I want to note that the cards are not overheating as they exceed the temperatures Crysis 2 puts them at when I've burn tests them at stock and overclocked settings

So far out of the 3 games I've tested so far with these new 580s, Crysis 2 is the only one causing this to happen. The other two games, Borderlands at 1920 x 1080, and The Witcher 2 on Ultra at 6000 x 1080 (bezel corrected), do not seem to cause this to happen on either stock or overclocked settings.

I am also running my i7 940 overclocked to just under 4GHz, however this has been stable in the past with no issues (passing several overclocking tests in the past, aka a month ago). Could an unstable to Crysis 2 overclock also be the cause. If so, at what frequency could i run the 940 without it causing a bottleneck for the 580 3GBs.
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whats the crash module name?
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Normally I don't get anything at all as it just goes to a black screen then no signals to the monitors.

I will occasionally get an alert from windows saying it recovered from a crash (once i manually reboot the PC), I think it was 118, though I wish I could remember. Only had time away from the fiancee at work today to get around to posting this.
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vga oc software and driver version?
    
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I'm using MSI Afterburner and the latest drivers 280.26 on Windows 7 64bit.
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is afterburner osd on?
    
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drivers or clash with windows
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No its not on, I am trying to run FRAPS at the time as I've never in the lifespan of using Afterburner for years have been able to get framerate to be enabled/usable.
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as soon as you crash go to event viewer and show us what you got
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
No its not on, I am trying to run FRAPS at the time as I've never in the lifespan of using Afterburner for years have been able to get framerate to be enabled/usable.
Weird, AB kinda works fine for me....

have you tried to drop the CPU to default clocks and see if that helps?

Also, try to fun on just one monitor/one card and see if it persists (I just want to rule out the cards entirely).

Do you have lightning xtremes? My 6970 used to GSOD/Black screen+hang much like you described here. Anyway, I increased the core,memory and auxiliary volts and the issue never came back once those are upped.
Note that this mostly happened in Crysis 2 and sometimes BC2 ( although I have seen it in every game I've played before on this).

I'd suggest you try to increase the voltages (within the safe limits) and see if the problem still persists.
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