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So i've been having recent trouble with BF3. I've upgraded to the latest GTX680 drivers to try and remedy this problem and it still persists. I can play for about 10 maybe 20 minutes if im lucky and then bf3 freezes and just goes back to the desktop or just freezes the entire OS in general. Anybody have any suggestions or similar problems?
 
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How are the temps of the 680? is it oc'ed?

Does it always crash after 10-20 minutes or can you sometimes play for hours?

Is PCI-E3.0 enabled/disabled in BIOS?

Does this happen only in BF3 or other heavy games (crysis, metro..etc)?

When the game freezes, do you stil hear the game sound or that stops too?
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This is common on this game.....happened to thousands of people when first released, they released patch after patch to fix it and it still happens to some people even now......i remember for me i had to roll back to a driver that worked.....if you go onto battlefrog and into the forums theres loads of fixes you can try to sort it. smile.gif
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post #4 of 42
Have you tried running your 680 at complete stock settings, and not the SC clocks?

If you have other components overclocked, try running it with them at stock too.
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Message from Battlelog's Front Page:
"For players who are getting the message that "BF3 stopped working", we are aware of the issue and are working on fixes. We will update our channels as soon as we have more information"
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It's a very buggy game, but you still should not have your entire system freezing on a crash.

I would give it a shot running at stock and seeing how it handles. If the same thing happens at stock with the latest drivers cleanly installed, then it's probably safe to blame it on the game.. Especially if this problem is isolated to Battlefield 3.
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Thanks for the responses. I've reinstalled my drivers, reset my clocks and now i can play 5 minutes longer than usual. I'm starting to think something went wrong with the last patch and this doesn't have anything to do with my hardware
 
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Yeah, if other games work fine then Battlefield 3 is probably the culprit.
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I haven't tested many games out. So far Modern Warfare 3 is stable but Battlefield 3 and Black Mesa Source seems to be having similar issues. They both crash or sometimes they are now restarting my computer.
 
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In Origin - right click on BF3 Icon - it should provide pop up with option 'repair install'.
     
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