Originally Posted by DoomDash
Yes, there are a ton of crashes for tons of different reasons. My best friend and I have rarely gone a day without crashing while playing together. Always a number of things or something new.
Originally Posted by bigjdubb
Hmm. Not sure how you manage that but my guess is that if you are crashing a lot on BF4 then you will crash on BF1 as well since it is likely not the game that's causing the problem.
This might sound weird, but honestly BF3 and BF4 are my GO TO games for testing what I call the "gaming stability" of my machine(s). For some reason BF3 / BF4 just poke your hardware in all the right (or wrong) ways to make it crash if there is even the slightest
amount of instability present in your system. BF3 / BF4 actually helped me to discover a problem I was having with one of my old R9 290's when no other program could. I can't explain it, but if BF3 / BF4 runs great on your system, then you know it is ready to game.Warning: BF3 / BF4 Troubleshooting Information Here! (Click to show)
I would have to agree with @bigjdubb
on this one. @DoomDash
If it were me I would work your system from top to bottom and check for any issues if BF4 is really crashing on you that
much. Make sure you are using DDU in safe-mode to do a complete removal of all Nvidia related drivers and then also check your programs & features menu in Windows to make sure any non-driver Nvidia software is removed as well. Then, install the latest Nvidia driver (Beta if possible) from scratch. Try playing the game with SLI on and SLI off, and also be sure that you are running the GPUs stock (no overclocks applied) and with no software running in the background. This includes overclocking / fan controlling programs. Also, be sure you are not using the "Mantle" rendering option in-game. This is prone to constant crashes. (And I'm pretty sure that it doesn't work on Nvidia GPUs at all.)
I would also highly recommend resetting all of your BIOS settings to default (after backing them up of course) and testing the game with completely stock settings. This will tell you if BF3 / BF4 is crashing due to a bad CPU or RAM overclock. (Or if it still crashes then it is either a Windows issue or a hardware issue). I would especially pay close attention to your XMP settings as XMP has been known to be a little wonky at times and not get some settings correct for the RAM. If you overclock your monitor then disable that as well.
Another hardware issue that has often ended with BF3 / BF4 crashing on me is audio related. Make sure you test BF4 without using an internal soundcard or external USB sound device. Only use your computers onboard sound for the tests. BF3 / BF4 do not take kindly to foreign sound devices that have problems interacting with its sound codecs.
Another thing to check is to make sure that both your punkbuster and the Battlelog webapp used to launch BF3 / BF4 is up-to-date. I have had countless crashes from BF3 / BF4 when either one of those didn't take one of its automatic updates. But now that most web browsers do not support NPAPI the BF3 / BF4 webapps are no longer required and you can just launch the game without them.
If all else fails, then it is time to DBAN the HDDs and Secure Erase the SSDs and start from scratch with a completely fresh install of Windows 10, in fact, in your current installation of Windows 10 is based on an "upgrade" from a previous OS (either 7, 8, or 8.1) I would recommend re-installing Windows no matter what.
And just in case you were curious, yes, all of this information is coming from experiences I have had with BF3 / BF4 crashing on various systems.
- Insan1tyOne Edited by Insan1tyOne - 6/21/16 at 1:19pm