So, I know a couple of us were having trouble with crashing during BF3 after long play time or idle.
Net Framework 4 install didn't do anything; rather I already had it installed and was still experiencing crashing (I don't have a degree in computer science/engineering... yet, so I am not even sure how this would help?).
I believe, for whatever reason, there is a problem with the voltage regulation on the 7870. This goes in hand with the wild voltage logs we have witnessed.
Increasing the voltage, even at stock clocks or in some cases (like mine) factory overclocks
, seems to give more stability; I have not experienced a single crash in 48 hours since I have been running 1.3 V. I have played BF3 multiple times, all day
, and the hard-lock black screen has not come up. Fixed? I don't know, but this goes in tow with others experiences as well.
I was starting to get furious; I only run my card at high overclocks for games that really need it. BF3 runs fine on Ultra @ 1080 on stock clocks; but the sporadic crashes at stock clock/voltage were really starting to piss me off.
So, let me know what you guys find with your set ups. I don't necessarily like running a higher voltage 24/7 but I can not complain with the performance.