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Honestly, I am unsure where to put this thread as the cause of the problem is unkown. Currently, I am running stock speed for CPU and GPU. The only thing changed is that I am using MSI afterburner to have custom speeds. I have put a Accelero Plus cooler on my EVGA 570 and max temps is 55 C.

When I am playing BC2, the first problem i had is that the game crashes and returns to the desktop. I am now having problems where the game and system freezes and I am unable to do anything unless I reset the system. The CPU was overclocked to 4.0GHz and I was playing fine with that speed for months. Problem of crashing first occurred when I had SLI GTx 570. I thought my new GTX 570 was the problem and got that for RMA. Crashing still continued with one card and I returned everything to stock. I have tried installing different Nvidia driver (and did a clean install each time), tried different PCIex16 slot, reinstalled BC2, but I just cant find out whats causing the crash.

Any suggestions, help, opinions would be much appreciated.

(Also BC2 is pretty much the only game I am currently playing)
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Remove AfterBurner and retest. Some say it causes issues with some games crashing.
     
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Had the same problem BC2 keeps crashing after 15-20 mins, but after reading some post here at OCN with a fix (disable afterburner or trixx) and that did the trick. Now I can play all day long without a single crash.
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what is trixx?

Also I was able to finish 3DMark Vantage without problems so im even more confused considering the fact I reinstalled BC2 to make sure it wasnt the game wasnt the problem. I am running Afterburner beta 5 right now so I will uninstall it and see how it goes.
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what is trixx?

Also I was able to finish 3DMark Vantage without problems so im even more confused considering the fact I reinstalled BC2 to make sure it wasnt the game wasnt the problem. I am running Afterburner beta 5 right now so I will uninstall it and see how it goes.

Sapphire trixx kinda like afterburner. lot of gamers having this problem crashes during
game play, but with the trick works like a charm and I never had any single crash again.


Don't uninstall afterburner just close it whenever you play BC2. try it then let us know.
Edited by dhenzjhen - 8/14/11 at 12:26am
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Ditto, afterburner is retarded atm.
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Ditto, afterburner is retarded atm.
What would be suggested when I overclock my GPU then? I used afterburner as I found it easy to use along with controlling my fan and overvolting.

Will try playing again and see how it goes without afterburner.
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Had the same problem a few months back. Afterburner is definitely causing the crashes. I know on my rig the oc remains when I close out afterburner I'm not sure of the fan profile though.
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My afterburner OC's are sticking without afterburner in the tray, ive been just going off that.
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Seems more stable for now, will see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestions.
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