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Sometimes within the first 5 minutes of play, sometimes after 5 or 6 games, but inevitably battlefield3.exe has stopped working or (the more common problem) my gpu seems to fail and I get an audio loop and horizontal bars on my screen. I have no idea why this is happening so I thought I would come to you guys

Things I have tried that didn't solve the crashes:

1) disabling my second monitor and running BF3 on 1 monitor
2) manually updating PB
3) running BF3 overclocked and at stock values for cpu and gpu
4) monitoring my temps and ram usage while in game (GPU < 65, CPU < 49, Ram usage < 55%)
5) running BF3 in windows basic color scheme

No other games cause my system to crash, neither does folding my gpu and cpu simultaneously or prime95. I honestly have no idea why it's crashing. I have 11.10 with no CAPs installed as I am using a single 6950 2GB. Any suggestions/advice are greatly appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 6
BC2 did the same to mine, yet crysis and nothing else not even prime95 would crash my comp... i dont know what to say. Just wait for an update is my guess.
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post #3 of 6
Same happens to me, and also to a buddy of mine.

The game just freezes. So i press Ctrl+Alt+Del and it shows that battlefield3.exe has stopped working.

Happens randomly. I'd say it'll be fixed in a patch.

Also a thing to note is that my buddy's rig is not overclocked in any way.
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Yeah I forgot to mention I was cross-checking all these possible fixes with my roomate who has the same gpu as me but a newer mb, 1090t, and ddr3 ripjaws, and he has lower temps than me, and the same crashes happen to him at stock values
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post #5 of 6
I've had the same instability here and there...and still having the "BF3.exe has stopped working" issue on the first load. I guess patience is virtue in the situation... They really should've released in November when it was originally planned.
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post #6 of 6
Definitely a game issue i just got it downloaded and have the same issue occasionally. Not computer since its not crashing system.
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