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Hi guys. Well, last night I made a thread about this but I didn't watch my language at all so the thread is deleted now.
I am not going to ask the same thing anyways.

After reinstalling my graphic card's drivers, I was able to play the game for 4+ hours without errors or crashes. I am so happy for that. I played the game @ High settings and today I wanted to try for higher settings. I ran the game, changed some settings to Ultra and started some random mission from the campaign, but the old error appeared - 'Battlefield 3 has stopped working.' . Then, I ran the game again on High settings, it crashed again and the third time (again on high settings) it didn't crash. So I played 10 mins and decided to set the texture quality to " Ultra " as well as the Terrain Decoration, Effects Quality and I set the AA Deferred to "4x MSAA" . I saved the settings and continued to play. The game was Perfectly smooth, no lag or anything - there was no difference in the fps it was like I didn't change the settings. After that, I was like "well the game is running smooth why not set it all to ultra? " and yeah I changed the settings to " Ultra " and again no lagg or anything. Just a perfectly smooth gameplay. But after like 5-6 mins, the game crashed with the error " Battlefield 3 has stoppd working" .

So myq uestion si, what is the reason for that error? I didn't get it when I was playing on High settings, but I got it on Ultra. Yeah it is logical that it is my pc that can't handle these settings but I don't have any lags or low fps while playing it on Ultra... So what do you think? Does it just mean that I can't play it on such high settings because of my rig or it is a game issue? Usually, when you can't play a game on high settings, you just get low fps and it is unplayable, but in my case it is perfectly playable but i get the error..

thanks
Edited by SethCohen - 10/31/11 at 7:22am
    
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Sounds like the memory modules are getting too hot, I get this error when I overclock my memory and it overheats.

The CoolerMaster Elite 430 has terrible airflow!
 
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post #3 of 11
Weird, I have the same exact problem down to your every detail. It seems to get worse as playing time goes on.
Temps are fine too.
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Temps are fine too.
Touch your VRMs and mem modules. These don't have sensors so you can't monitor them using software!
 
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Touch your VRMs and mem modules. These don't have sensors so you can't monitor them using software!
Nothing is overclocked, no way it should be over heating!
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Nothing is overclocked, no way it should be over heating!
Well your 570 is a Superclocked version.. Also it's a 570, and you know what that mean with them vrm's.
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Nothing is overclocked, no way it should be over heating!
Things don't always have to be overclocked to overheat. I had a GTX 460 that would regularly get to 95c purely because it was stuck in a dead spot in my old case.

If you're sure it isn't overheating then I suppose it could be a software error or something running in the background that is interfering.
 
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post #8 of 11
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Well your 570 is a Superclocked version.. Also it's a 570, and you know what that mean with them vrm's.
I downclocked it.

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Originally Posted by GerroffMe View Post
Things don't always have to be overclocked to overheat. I had a GTX 460 that would regularly get to 95c purely because it was stuck in a dead spot in my old case.

If you're sure it isn't overheating then I suppose it could be a software error or something running in the background that is interfering.
This also happens. I disabled aero so I no longer get that message, however, I still get that funky screen.... it only goes away once I turn off my computer for awhile...a simple restart doesn't help.

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Pretty sure something is overheating there, or the drivers are corrupted!
 
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Pretty sure something is overheating there, or the drivers are corrupted!
I've reformatted several times, no help! I'm going to run Prime tonight, see if there are any errors. Memtest didn't find any.
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