BF3 keeps minimizing to desktop

US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-05 00:29
This problem occurs about 3 or 4 times within a few hours. Im in game and all of a sudden, the game minimizes and puts me back at the desktop. I have to go to the task manager and end the game. Not only that, but it reflects on my "quits" percentage in my stats. It has to be, because I hardly ever quit a campaign. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
WD 1TB Hard Drive
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24
Gigabyte GTX 580 OC
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fata1ity Pro Sound Card
Enlisted: 2011-12-30
2012-02-05 01:17
Try dropping your RAM latencies to 9-9-9-27 and 1.65V with a CPU/NB Voltage of 1.25V
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-05 02:22
At first, i had my RAM set to 9-9-9-27 @ 1.65V, and was having the same problem. However, I havent made any adjustments to my CPU/NB Voltage.
AU Enlisted: 2011-12-29
2012-02-12 08:17
Any solutions?
BE Enlisted: 2012-01-03
2012-02-14 03:18
never had this and now i do.
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GB Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-02-15 18:00
Same never had the problem until I installed the patch last night
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-15 18:11
You keep hitting the Windows key.
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Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-02-17 12:07 , edited 2012-02-17 12:13 by Press4tochange
You keep hitting the Windows key.
I doubt it, I have the exact same problem as the OP and my Windows key is disabled. Happens consistently every hour or so. Event viewer logs "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." every time it happens. No other details. I have the latest drivers for all my components and all my GPU clocks back to stock/standard levels. Temperatures are all normal too (55-60C for my GPU when it crashes/minimises). I have no problems with any other games.

i5 2500k
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Cooler Master GX 750W

It'd be great for this to be fixed sometime soon... I've read about this problem a lot on the internet and I'm not sure if it's a driver issue or something a patch can fix. It's really annoying regardless and I've not been able to stop it from happening :(
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-17 13:09
scoutwake you my friend are gpu overheating
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Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-02-17 13:32
I don't think those temperatures (55-60C) can cause overheating. It's a very reasonable temperature for this card under load. I have other games that run at least five degrees higher than BF3 too. I don't understand... lol

I've tried underclocking the GPU so the temperatures would be lower and I still had the problem. So I just have the clocks set at reference level now.
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-17 13:43 , edited 2012-03-27 03:20 by D4ISY_CUTTER
"Rather pointless to post a sarcastic reply like that on a forum for technical help."
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Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-02-17 14:02


Rather pointless to post a sarcastic reply like that on a forum for technical help.

Anyone else have this issue? Any success figuring out what could be going on - GPU overheating included?
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-17 14:19 , edited 2012-08-17 09:54 by D4ISY_CUTTER
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Enlisted: 2012-02-17
2012-02-18 08:56
I am having the same issue. I have tried almost everything. I also have a 580 video card, and from what i can tell, almost everyone that has this problem has a 500 series. I even did a clean sweep of my drivers to make sure everything was perfect.
GG Enlisted: 2012-01-13
2012-02-18 13:16
I'm having this issue too. However I am using a HD6870
NZ Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-02-18 14:06
I also use to have this problem, and the problem that cause it is the Display Driver is resetting, and I fix it by going to Registry Editor (type in the start menu " Regedit ") then go to " \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ " Find " MaxObjectNumber " change the value from (7) to (0), then close the Registry, then you can enjoy the game with no minimize.

However, you may have to do this every time you start your computer, because for me it seem like the setting is revert everytime I shut down the computer. Hope it help.
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Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-03-18 22:52
I have the same problem.

i5 250k 4.3ghz
GTX 470
Windows 7 64bit

if anyone finds the solution can you please post it for other people to see.

Thank you.
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US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-03-19 00:19
Im stuck with the same problem -.- Never used to have this issue until I came back recently. Minimizes to desktop, can't load it back up.

i7 processor
GTX 560 Ti
Windows 7 64 bit (all more than capable of BF3)
AU Enlisted: 2012-03-06
2012-03-21 02:05
Same problem here.
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-03-25 03:33
phenom 965
gtx 570sc
win7 64
asus xonar

My game also likes to suddenly minimize..... temps are all fine.