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I have a GTX 580 that was crashing/freezing in BF3. Tried everything I could think of, and the only thing that worked for me was to return GPU to stock speed, and leave the volyage at 1.063, instead of the default 1.000. If you have a 580 and still crashing try this fix, as it works great for me.
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Are you using MSI Afterburner?
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Are you using MSI Afterburner?

when I use afterburner with mine BF3 will crash if I have overclocked "too high". Only happens with bf3 though. is this an issue with afterburner?
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when I use afterburner with mine BF3 will crash if I have overclocked "too high". Only happens with bf3 though. is this an issue with afterburner?

I think this applies for pretty much any card regardless of AMD or Nvidia, the Frostbite engine is just much more stringent on the stability of your card's OC. Even back when I played BC2 with a 5850, I had to drop my OC to not get constant driver crashes despite it being stable in Furmark.
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I have 570s here (pretty much the same thing in terms of yielding issues) and MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 10 works perfectly with my overclock. Having said that, what was freezing BF3 for me (and BFBC2 ages ago) was the GX setting on my Asus Xonar D1 sound card. I tried all sorts of things but disabling this seemed to fix the problem entirely. People have already reported compatibility problems between BF3 and Realtek onboard audio on motherboards. These people solved their issues by just buying a sound card and disabling the Realtek onboard audio in the BIOS.
    
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Am still running MSI AF, I did change the name of that one file in MSI Afterbuner, so PB does not bother it. I have not had any more crash/freeze still I started with the upped voltage. Posted this in the hopes another will finally get the game working the way it should.
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post #7 of 26
Your overclock was just not stable.
You can put more voltage in your chip to may be get a few more Mhz out of the core.
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For me BF3 was crashing consistently, not because of my OCed 5850 but because of afterburner itself. Use AB for ocing then close it to see if it fixes the problem.
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Your overclock was just not stable.
You can put more voltage in your chip to may be get a few more Mhz out of the core.

This.

I've had OCs I thought were stable (never crashed in all other games), but BF3 comes along and always crashes. Upping the voltage on my card two notches straightened everything out though.
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Seems like BF3 is more useful as a stress testing tool than anything else...
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