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ever since i got the dirt 3 unlocked 6950 i had it at 880/1375 stock then 910/1400 at 1.13. nice stable oc. when bf3 released a few days ago it wouldnt run at OC so i went back to stock 800 and the game ran fine 40fps always. anyway,

reacently the past 2 days, the game will run 30 mins before blue screen of weird death. im talking about no error code nothing . this video card is 2 weeks old and been running stock for 1 week now. the blue screen says hardware malfunction please contact vendor.
thats it ;[

whats going on anyone else know about this? IS it bf3 or is it something else
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well even if your pass with fling colors in 3dmark11 the gpu can still be unstable in games. my 6950 can run 1.25 at 980/1475 in 3dmark11 and in games it is stable at 1.28 so just push the voltage to 1.2 and put it back to the settings you had at oc then you should be fine
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have you set the CPU to stock to make sure it isn't the issue?
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yea my cpu is overclocked to 3.8. why would a game cause this? is it heat? shouldnt be i just checked both gpu and cpu max out at 60 during the game.

i see the crash coming once bf3 starts flikering green and orange in game like artifacting. hm ;[ i realy dont want to rma and be beat without a card for 2+ weeks
Edited by crizthakidd - 10/29/11 at 12:13pm
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Bad Company 2 also had the unique ability to reveal unstable OCs.

I could OC the beejesus out of my comp and it would play BlOps w/o a hiccup but BC2 would give me a big fat NOPE.

BF3's engine is based on BC2's to a certain extent. Likely makes use of all kinds of instructions which normally aren't used.
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yea my cpu is overclocked to 3.8. why would a game cause this? is it heat?
could be heat, could be voltage, could be a weird combination of OC settings that dont sync
    
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game constantly closes to desktop now without error. was fine yesterday and the day before. lol stupid game ;[

someone told me AA is causing problems atm, gonna turn them off and see if thats it cuz i do remmeber changing it to high.. hmm
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game constantly closes to desktop now without error. was fine yesterday and the day before. lol stupid game ;[

someone told me AA is causing problems atm, gonna turn them off and see if thats it cuz i do remmeber changing it to high.. hmm

Did you change the pagefile size? If so, go to the settings and set it to "System Managed".

Hope EA will release a patch soon.
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