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Last night, using MSI Afterburner to overclock and FurMark to stress test, I got my 570 card to run at 900 MHz GPU and 2300 MHz memory with 1.1V. I thought this was perfectly stable until Crysis 2 was fussy with the GPU clock speed. After some testing with Crysis 2, I found the sweet spot to be 860 MHz for my GPU. Every game now runs perfectly with this overclock without a hitch.

However, here comes Battlefield Bad Company 2...
Twice today, after playing for half an hour or so, suddenly the game froze and the screen went white. On the first occasion I just closed the game through Task Manager but on the second occasion, I had to reset my computer. Please note that before running BFBC2, I made sure both MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z were off (since BFBC2 is a fussy ***** with these). I only do this with BFBC2. Any ideas?

I'm thinking there might be a bit of overheating!?
With MSI Afterburner running, my graphics card's fans will rev up according to temperature, which is perfect. However if I close MSI Afterburner, my graphics card does not seem to go beyond ~33% fan speed. Odd but yeah...
    
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Can you post your GPU temperatures?
If you downclock the 570 does it still crash in BFBC2?
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Oops, forgot to mention in my OP...
To test to see if it was the GPU overclock that was the culprit, I set my GPU to the stock 742 MHz but kept the voltage at 1.1V so I could run the memory at 2300 MHz. Again, I closed GPU-Z and MSI Afterburner at this point but BFBC2 didn't seem to crash. Maybe it would have if I'd have played longer (I played for around 40 minutes) but I'm not sure yet.

As for temperatures, I'm trying to get them now but I want to keep MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z running in the background to check. It seems the crashing corrupted BFBC2 for me and now I'm reinstalling it...
    
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Ok, I was just playing in windowed mode at 1280x720 with GPU-Z on the side and MSI Afterburner running. The fans revved up to around 47% thanks to MSI Afterburner and the GPU temperature was around 46°C. After a while I decided to go full screen at 1920x1080 as usual (with 3D Vision enabled).

A few minutes later it stuttered a bit and then the sound started looping and it froze my computer entirely, requiring me to reset it. It's possible this game works but only if prior to running it I close GPU-Z and MSI Afterburner. I also need to set my sound card sampling rate to 44.1 kHz apparently. On closing MSI Afterburner however, my graphics card fans do not rev according to temperature (not much anyway). This means I can't keep my card overclocked for BFBC2, just in case.

The game is fun but damn, DICE really screwed up coding this one. I had nothing but crash-free pleasure from the BF3 Beta. Here's hoping the final game is as good as the Beta in this respect. I think it's time to say goodbye to crash-happy BFBC2.

EDIT: Just uninstalled BFBC2 forever. Therefore, no more crashing - yay!
The game ran itself when I was uninstalling it. Even the uninstaller is a fail!
Edited by Gib007 - 10/12/11 at 1:55pm
    
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I had the same issue with BadCo and Afterburner. I have no issue with HWMonitor

I see that your opening AB and setting your OC then closing the program. I did the same. It will still crash. I found that BadCo will crash after resetting to stock settings, it's weird how it happens but it seems to be related.

The issue is with punkbuster. There is no fix. I would imagine your FPS increase is minimal so just don't OC when playing BadCo. Thats what i did.
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If you run afterburner especially beta version 2.2.0 in background (OSD) try to not use another hwmonitor because just maybe there is a conflict...but MSI afterburner final version should not effect with other monitoring sofwares.
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