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I purchased Far Cry 3 yesterday on steam and downloaded it. Once I got finished installing all of the different files that it needs I got to the game . Once at the main menu I changed all of the video settings to the max. After that I went back to the main menu and selected campaign it went to a loading screen. The farthest I have gotten is the loading screen for campaign. I have tried different video settings and none of them seem to work. I have tried the game on my other computer and it seems to work fine but it is choppy.
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I've had essentially the same issue. I can load up a game, play from 5-15 minutes, and it crashes without fail. I've tried just about everything and am currently working with ubi tech support to figure it out.

This is not an isolated issue. There are hundreds of threads across all major forums about FC3 crashes.

I've tried all drivers/caps - tested every component of my rig - reinstalled the game - nothing works.

I'm using Win8 64, 3770k @ 4.5, 7970ghz w/ 12.11 beta
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Is your GPU OC'd? I don't know what it's like for AMD cards but Far Cry 3 does not like overclocks.
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I'm using Win8 64, 3770k @ 4.5, 7970ghz w/ 12.11 beta

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Is your GPU OC'd? I don't know what it's like for AMD cards but Far Cry 3 does not like overclocks.

For what it's worth I'm running Win 8 64 Pro, 3770K 4.2GHz, 7970 1125/1575, and 12.11 beta + latest cap no problems.
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I keep seeing crashes being described all over the web regarding FC3, and i've never had a single one myself......very odd.

I'm using 12.11 Beta + CAP2 also no issues. Plus the recent patch 1.3 seems to have given me a slight fps boost.
 
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I don't know what is going on I have tried reducing the number of cores that it is running on and it does not seem to help.
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Even after the most recent game update it still crashes.
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Crashing hasn't happened for me in a while until just a few minutes ago when I decided to load it up and was prompted with an update, now I have had two crashes the first was after a minute or two, the second one was around 10 also I am using a 7970 overclocked 1125/1600. I'll to pop in my 680 classified later on and try that out (680 went to my water cooling build that is wip)
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I have tried the game on my main rig that is an overclocked 3930K and quadfire HD 7970s and I have tried it on my HTPC/LAN rig which is AMD A10 and Dual MSI Lightning 7970s. The HTPC/LAN rig seems to run the game for about 10-20 minutes and then crashes but my main rig just crashes at the loading screen.
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Hello Everyone,

I have been trying to troubleshoot Far Cry 3 now since release and I am having similar problems as Buck and Nova with a retail copy. The game crashes BSOD or GSOD after no more than 10 minutes at a time. I have tried all sorts of tests and reinstalls. I've tried an innumerable amount of driver/ beta installs. I even went as far as to perform a factory rest and re-seat the RAM. Stress tests deliver nice performance and no errors as do burn - in tests.

I have a lot of games, and the only other games I have seen it were Sleeping Dogs with HD textures and high custom settings. In fact, this was the first time I witnessed my rig crash and need a hard reset. Mind you, i played that game for around 20 hours total before the first crash. After patching, the game worked fine but I have not run it again since factory reset.

Please forgive my lack of knowledge but I have now read so much information trying to identify the issue I am more confused then when I began. I cannot eliminate any single component or software to find the cause. Everything else runs fine. Was just playing Battlefield 3 and getting smooth performance up to 75 FPS. And before that Mass Effect 3 with texture mod presets. All just fine.

So here's my rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 build 7601 (64-bit)

1 x AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor [3902.3 MHz]

15.9GB RAM

AMD Radeon HD 7850 - Twin Frozr III OC

2 x Seagate Barracuda 1863GB HDD

CD/DVDRW/BD, CD/DVDRW/BD, CD/DVDRW/BD, CD-RW/DVDRW/BD

MB - M5A99X EVO


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Clock frequencies:
- Measured CPU speed: 3902.3 MHz [Turbo core: 3902.5MHz]
- Multiplier: x18.0 [Turbo core: x18.0]
- Reference Clock: 216.8 MHz

CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer case.

*** I use MSi Afterburner to monitor the overclock. I have tried to reduced the clocks in the attempt to tune it down but crash is inevitable. I have reset the bios to defaults and re ran driver installs. I cannot be sure the bios isn't just overwriting everything I adjust? No other game does this so how can I assume my hardware is at fault?


I've now rested on the issue being something related to overclocking and/ or cooling? Temps under load roughly cpu-62c. & gpu-55c. And I cannot be sure that I haven't messed with anything else that may be contributing to the issue.

Sorry to cut in here with such a noobish post but if there are any instructions that could be offered I'd gladly accept. I am pissed that I cannot play Far Cry 3 but more than that I'm worried that I could have damaged something in my PC.

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