HOW TO STOP CRASHING FINAL SOLUTION

0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 05:22
K, I have been suffering from crashes. Then I decided to change down my Core Clock with MSI afterburner and I still crashed even though I decreased it by 200 core clock MHZ (Default 810 after underclock 600-650) I still crashed. I checked out my GPU Temp and I saw it reached 70 degrees on a hot days. I went into a little but more digging and did some tests.

IF YOUR COMPUTER IS IN A HOT ROOM YOUR GPU IS AT SERIOUS RISK OF OVERHEATING AND THUS CRASHING/GETTING BLACK ARTIFACTS ON BF3. You need to decrease that GPU Temp by either:
A: Put more fans in the case to cool down the GPU
B: Turn on the air con or put a fan in your room and point it at your case to absorb cold air thus making the GPU a little cooler.
C: Move your Desktop to a different place in your house that has a much better air circulation and doesn't get as hot as your previous room.

My GPU reached 69 degrees and Black Artifacts came on my screen, Reached 70 degrees and bam crash.
That was on a hot day, On a moderate day it was at 60 degrees and no crashing or artifacts.

Hopefully you will all read this and do changes to your GPU's/Desktops to reslove your crashing issues

YOUR GPU DOES NOT HAVE TO COMPLETLY OVERHEAT TO CRASH! DO NOT SAY YOUR GPU ISN'T OVERHEATING BECAUSE IT DOES NOT HAVE TO 100% OVERHEAT TO CRASH.
ZethAlkar
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-08 05:49
Crashes doesn't have to do with hardware unless it's your entire PC. 99% of people in this forum know about computer hardware and likely built their own rigs like myself. This thread is unnecessary.
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 06:11
Not really.. I cooled down my room and I haven't crashed :L.
Crazybeast17
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-08 06:16
i have a gtx 580 and runs in the mid 60s degrees and I still crash.... the crash is random.... I can join a server and crash instantly or play 2-3 rounds then black screen. EA just needs to fix the problem. it has nothing to do with our systems
Private_Trent
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-11-08 06:16 , edited 2011-11-08 06:19 by Private_Trent
ZethAlkar said:
Crashes doesn't have to do with hardware unless it's your entire PC. 99% of people in this forum know about computer hardware and likely built their own rigs like myself. This thread is unnecessary.

This thread is completely valid. It worked for Owned and may help others.

Crazy, not our systems? I had the black screen crashing like all of us. I've since fixed it. EA will release patches. In the meantime, fix your own problems.
Kirintao
Enlisted: 2011-11-04
2011-11-08 06:27
o... o wow.... ok reading the error reports im getting memory errors so yea... my gpu is running at about 58-69 under load definately not that
Dcypha
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-08 06:36
Lol my CPU is running at a cool 45 C while playing this game, usually in the 30s when not. Still get crashes, your fix is invalid.
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 08:08
:L, If your GPU does become hot in anyway it does crash thus making the game crash -_-l. which will sometimes get an error I.E : Your display driver Nvidia geforce gtx 560 has stopped responding and has now fixed itslef verion 285.62. No where in this thread I said it will 100% fix it :L, This worked for me and I was hoping for it to fix it for other people.. Only other solution I can suggest, Download MSI Afterburner and underclock your ''Core Clock MHZ'' by atleast 50 and see what happens. Still crash take it down even more, you may be gimping your GPU but it may help.

Thanks for teh feedback. Really suportive rofl.
gwzol
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 08:11
GFX card BIOS update fixed my problems

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347712646149/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
xX_AnkH_Xx
CH Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-11-08 08:17
0wned-son said:
No where in this thread I said it will 100% fix it :L, This worked for me and I was hoping for it to fix it for other people...

Not in the thread, but in the title, which suggests that you found a general solution to the crashing problem and that is simply wrong. Actually, lowering the GPU Core Clock to be able to play a game is the most strange solution I ever heared, a pity that it works, a shame for EA and DICE. I have fixed my crashing issue WITHOUT lowering GPU clocks of my OC 560Ti. It just seems that not one of the fixes is valuable for 100% of all systems, some are just more general than others (like updating GFX BIOS as mentioned by gwzol).
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 08:36
Well, It fixed my problems.
Theflyingass
Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2011-11-08 08:49
GPUs have a very high fail-safe temperature. Mine can reach into the 90s'C (It did before I replaced the failing stock fan) and still work fairly well (Shuts off at 100'C/212'F). If this worked for you that's awesome. But declaring it a "Final Solution" is what people are jumping on you for.
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 09:12
Well. It could be a final solution for people who went through days and days of looking through forums and when they found a ''solution'' it did nothing to help them. Just saying this could help other people :L.
Theflyingass
Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2011-11-08 09:44
I know. But this is a very frustrated forum, and there are quite a few people here that will find any reason to unleash their frustration.
Rezuvious
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 10:00
Nvidia cards apparently run better at higher temperatures or so i saw in a thread on the FF14 forums since that game really heats up your pc
1DeathWTerror1
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 10:37
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0wned-son said:
K, I have been suffering from crashes. Then I decided to change down my Core Clock with MSI afterburner and I still crashed even though I decreased it by 200 core clock MHZ (Default 810 after underclock 600-650) I still crashed. I checked out my GPU Temp and I saw it reached 70 degrees on a hot days. I went into a little but more digging and did some tests.

IF YOUR COMPUTER IS IN A HOT ROOM YOUR GPU IS AT SERIOUS RISK OF OVERHEATING AND THUS CRASHING/GETTING BLACK ARTIFACTS ON BF3. You need to decrease that GPU Temp by either:
A: Put more fans in the case to cool down the GPU
B: Turn on the air con or put a fan in your room and point it at your case to absorb cold air thus making the GPU a little cooler.
C: Move your Desktop to a different place in your house that has a much better air circulation and doesn't get as hot as your previous room.

My GPU reached 69 degrees and Black Artifacts came on my screen, Reached 70 degrees and bam crash.
That was on a hot day, On a moderate day it was at 60 degrees and no crashing or artifacts.

Hopefully you will all read this and do changes to your GPU's/Desktops to reslove your crashing issues

YOUR GPU DOES NOT HAVE TO COMPLETLY OVERHEAT TO CRASH! DO NOT SAY YOUR GPU ISN'T OVERHEATING BECAUSE IT DOES NOT HAVE TO 100% OVERHEAT TO CRASH.

Jeeez Sherlock!! Only proper fixes please....
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-08 20:44
This was a proper fix to me, The game was working my PC too hard, All it needed was to be cooled down, Could be the same for others.
Don't hate. Just trying to help people..
Urungulu
PL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-09 08:15
50 deg. Celsius. My hardware is new and everything works fine. Except the game.
Ztride
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-09 08:23 , edited 2011-11-09 08:26 by Ztride
My computer specs are gtx 580, i7 2600k, 8 gigg RAM, etc and I'm playing on HIGH as video settings, with about 80-90 fps. I also have the latest drivers for the GPU, still the game crashes occasionally, about 3-4 matches in. Otherwise the game works excellently, but those crashes are still very frustrating, need fix ASAP.

BTW, my CPU is around 45 degrees (celcius), at around 40-45% usage, I do not know about the GPU but I doubt VERY HIGHLY that it is overheated. I have not overclocked anything. I have a cooler master haf x case, with excellent cooling and I also have a cpu water cooler.