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BF3 Crashing after 10 min

Matt_B
Level 9
BF3 has been crashing on me about 10 minutes in or so every time. Here are my system specs:


Rampage 4 extreme

Intel i7 3930k

Intel thermal solution RTS 2011 Liquid Cooler

Corsair Dominator GT 12 gb

LG Bluray burner

Intel SSD 520 series 120 gb

Dual Asus GTX 570 SLI'd

RaidMax 850 AE Power supply

Antec 1200 case

In game everything plays perfectly smooth, all graphics and sound are perfect then game crashes 10 min or so in every time. Screen goes black for a few moments then the monitor goes off like it lost the signal forcing me to manual shut down. After doing some googling it seems it's a common problem, most people with similar system specs and almost always have SLI going as I do. Everything is up to date for vid cards and MOBO. Any idea what is going on or possible fixes?
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kkn
Level 14
what nvidia drivers are you using?
the 29x or 3xx ???
i run sli and have no problem in that game.

kkn wrote:
what nvidia drivers are you using?
the 29x or 3xx ???
i run sli and have no problem in that game.


Not entirely sure, right now I am on my iPhone but I'll check as soon as I get back to my PC. But as far as I know it's the most up to date driver from the website.

kkn
Level 14
i have the update before the 3xx came out.
the 3xx is for the 600 series of cards mostly they say.

Matt_B
Level 9
301.42 is the driver I have for the vid cards. I just installed the newest BIOS update from ASUS website and installed it via thumb drive EZ flash utility in the BIOS. Just played for over an hour on the same server with no crash. Hopefully that resolved it, will have to get a few more games in to be certain. Will update on that later.

kkn
Level 14
i would try a 29x series driver for nvidia.
i guess you did run the game whit out enny problem before upgrading the drivers to 3xx series??

kkn wrote:
i would try a 29x series driver for nvidia.
i guess you did run the game whit out enny problem before upgrading the drivers to 3xx series??


It seems so, because at first I could play w/o crashing at all. At some point I relized I was still on the disc drivers and decided to update and I think that is when it would start to crash. But now that I updated the BIOS it seems to not crash as I just played another long round with no crashing. So now this is leading me to believe that the 29x vid card driver would work with no crashing and updating to the 301.42 crashes after 10 min or so of gameplay BUT will work after or when your on the updated BIOS.

Matt_B
Level 9
Update. Just played a round of BF3 and it crashed in the same way it was before 15-20 minutes in. Don't know what to think at this point, last option would be to try the older vid card driver and see what that does. 😕

Matt_B
Level 9
Strange. Just played closer to an hour and it crashed, same way. Being lazy and almost hoping this problem fixes itself (doubt it) I have yet to try the previous vid card driver or trying to raise the voltage on the vid cards because in most threads I read about this problem it's the only two solutions that seem like it fixes it.

kkn
Level 14
have you tried whit only one card?
just a dumb guessing im having right now.
try and instal ungine heaven and test it and see if you have the same problem.
push benchmark after its loaded up
http://unigine.com/products/heaven/
try it whit both cards and if there is problem then try one card