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Asus 6950 OC Crashes in Crysis 2

post #1 of 15
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At first I attempted to overclock without changing the voltage. However, at even modest clocks Heaven 2.5 would crash.

I upped the voltage, and the card runs fine in Heaven, Kombustor and Furmark, but Crysis 2 will freeze every single time!

Does anyone know what could be the problem? The card is not unlocked.
post #2 of 15
Could just be C2 itself

All things considering, what driver are you using? And what are your clocks for the OC?

I've had C2 crash at 885/1350 after an hour of gameplay, but 875/1350 and I'm stable for however long. Though I kept my voltage at 1.1 since for some reason whether it's Afterburner or Trixx, I can't increase the voltage on this thing.
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post #3 of 15
Heaven/Furmark etc will simply prove your overclock is "close to stable".

Once you pass those, gaming will let you know if a slight bump in voltage is required. Benchmarks place an unrealistic almost constant load on the gfx card. Just as is the case for cpus, gfx cards crash most often during load changes (overshoot/undershoot).
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are you running mis afterburner or equivalent program? if you are its punk buster, as it if your running msi or evga with the new PB update it hardlocks or crashes the system.
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post #5 of 15
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I just downloaded the driver yesterday, so it's the newest one.

I have tried different clocks, and I can run the mentioned benchmark programs without any problems at 900/1375, which is the highest I've tried. Crysis 2 on the other hand will freeze even with a slight overclock. Without overclocking, it's stable.
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Originally Posted by downlinx View Post
are you running mis afterburner or equivalent program? if you are its punk buster, as it if your running msi or evga with the new PB update it hardlocks or crashes the system.
I'm using afterburner. So what can I do about this punkbuster issue?
post #7 of 15
Just update your pbclient. Add crysis 2 if you haven't already as well. Well actually ignore that if latest pbclient causes crashes, that may make it worse.

Try shutting off PB completely in task manager and then try crysis 2 in SP with your overclock, see if it still crashes. If it doesn't, seems to be PB causing the crash.
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post #8 of 15
So,this is strictly an issue with 6950/6970,AB and PB right?
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post #9 of 15
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OK, I shut down PB in task manager and was able to play SP. So it's an issue with PunkBuster for sure! Thanks guys.
post #10 of 15
just exit msi all together and you will be fine. until they fix the issue with pb and 69xx cards you cant use it. I am using 11.4 drivers with msi right now and no issues.
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