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Hey there,

Ever since Wednesday, my PC randomly lock ups, although it only happens while playing Bad Company 2.

At first I thought it was an issue with my 6970 CF, so I updated drivers and used 11.4 Preview, seemed to happen too....

Then my clan mate told me he had the same issues, and he's only got a single HD6970 (I did not have this issue with a single 6970, problems started when I got my 2nd HD6970).

I investigated this a bit, and turns out it is not a problem with our graphics cards, but more like a Punkbuster issue causing the whole computer to lock up (Sometimes just the game locks, but most of the times whole PC locks up).

Then I asked my friend which anti-virus he uses, turns out he uses Avast Free, same anti-virus I use on my rig...

Now my question is, do you guys think its due to my Avast Free causing Punkbuster to lock up my computer?

If not, what else could it be? This is the only game where my computer locks up, and I got no problems with framerate or anything, I've never seen it below 100fps.

What could it be?

Thank you,
Kevin.

PS: Do not suggest a bad CPU OC, it is 24 hour prime 95 blend stable, it's not CPU related. Plus my friend has no OC on his 2600k.
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Check out my thread homie.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank;12705348 
Check out my thread homie.

I uninstalled PB and removed Bad Company 2 from Steam, I am downloading it again.

If it happens again I'll follow your advices from your thread, thanks a lot, +Rep.
    
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I uninstalled PB and removed Bad Company 2 from Steam, I am downloading it again.

If it happens again I'll follow your advices from your thread, thanks a lot, +Rep.

Hope it helps. BFBC2 is a mess quite honestly. If you find anything that isn't in the thread post it here and I will add it to the first post.
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I think it is definitely a PB issue, I do not have any sound issues with my sound card, and it's not a realtek either. This issues came up the other day when I installed my 2nd HD6970, weird thing is, it did not happen ever before, and my friend with a single HD6970 gets this problem too, so I suspect either PB is screwed, or Avast FREE is screwing it.


I'll let you know.
    
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Originally Posted by kcuestag;12705482 
I think it is definitely a PB issue, I do not have any sound issues with my sound card, and it's not a realtek either. This issues came up the other day when I installed my 2nd HD6970, weird thing is, it did not happen ever before, and my friend with a single HD6970 gets this problem too, so I suspect either PB is screwed, or Avast FREE is screwing it.


I'll let you know.

I would suspect this is the problem for most. I can play any other game for hours on end with no issues. But BC2 would lock me up after 30 minutes. PB is junk. Good luck.
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I would suspect this is the problem for most. I can play any other game for hours on end with no issues. But BC2 would lock me up after 30 minutes. PB is junk. Good luck.

Exactly.

Last night I played 4 hours straight of Metro 2033, then I went to Bad Company 2 with my clan mates, BAM! I had a whole PC lock up within 30 minutes. buttkick.gif
    
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I have 6950 CF flashed and also have avast free. No lock ups. Before Re downloading you should have verified game files through steam.
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I have 6950 CF flashed and also have avast free. No lock ups. Before Re downloading you should have verified game files through steam.

Yes. The thread I wrote up has that as one of the possible fixes.
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Maybe, but I wanted to try the original version of Punkbuster provided by Steam, to see if it worked fine with that, since I already had latest version from PB's website.

I'll report back once it's done and see if I can play more than 30 minutes without a crash... headscratch.gif
    
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