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    Hey everyone, just though I'd start this thread on the different crashes so that I can get to the bottom of mine(and of course anyone else with crashing). Has anyone else here had extremely annoying crashing with Battlefield 3? I typically get two type of crashes. I get the one where upon map load completion my screen goes black, I have to ctrl+alt+del out and end the process. Does anybody know of a fix for that? Also, due to my system freeze crash I can no longer play this damn game. I have tried four different video cards, but with each I still get the system freeze within five minutes of being in-game. I have set all of my components to their stock speeds, voltages, etc. I have monitored the heat of the components. I have tried running the game on lowest possible settings. (640x480) Nothing seems to help with this issue. I can't find a thing wrong with the game installation, with my windows installation(just recently a fresh install), or any of my components. I have searched endlessly through thread after thread, forum after forum, and there seems to be no fix except for "I wonder when EA is going to patch this". Really? This is frustrating, especially when I spent $60 on the damn game.

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    Default Re: Battlefield 3 Crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Hey everyone, just though I'd start this thread on the different crashes so that I can get to the bottom of mine(and of course anyone else with crashing). Has anyone else here had extremely annoying crashing with Battlefield 3? I typically get two type of crashes. I get the one where upon map load completion my screen goes black, I have to ctrl+alt+del out and end the process. Does anybody know of a fix for that? Also, due to my system freeze crash I can no longer play this damn game. I have tried four different video cards, but with each I still get the system freeze within five minutes of being in-game. I have set all of my components to their stock speeds, voltages, etc. I have monitored the heat of the components. I have tried running the game on lowest possible settings. (640x480) Nothing seems to help with this issue. I can't find a thing wrong with the game installation, with my windows installation(just recently a fresh install), or any of my components. I have searched endlessly through thread after thread, forum after forum, and there seems to be no fix except for "I wonder when EA is going to patch this". Really? This is frustrating, especially when I spent $60 on the damn game.
    Since your having issues using different cards and the fact that that card should perform well enough.
    Just not at the higher setting.
    BF3 one of the stronger games.

    Plus New reload and possible different drivers, Didn't mention, I would be looking at a diminishing PS problem.
    Your PS (More) than capable, Could be going bad.
    Try a different PS.

    Place to start!

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    My guess is it's the game. Did you buy the disk or a download from Origin. I've read guys are getting bad copies of the game through the Origin download. Sorry this is happening to you Criss. For me, it is just further proof that EA and Origin suck balls. I won't be buying any of their newer games that require Origin. As Stan said in the other thread, they just need to let Steam handle their online sales/downloads and stick to game development and marketing. Greedy bastards!
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    Default Re: Battlefield 3 Crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    My guess is it's the game. Did you buy the disk or a download from Origin. I've read guys are getting bad copies of the game through the Origin download. Sorry this is happening to you Criss. For me, it is just further proof that EA and Origin suck balls. I won't be buying any of their newer games that require Origin. As Stan said in the other thread, they just need to let Steam handle their online sales/downloads and stick to game development and marketing. Greedy bastards!
    Agree as to Origin.
    Have heard of alot of problems in the forums as to the D/L versions.
    Not only BF3.

    I buy the Retail disc's for all mine and let Steam handle the upgrading and the Online part of it.

    So far, No problems.

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    I've never had any problems with Steam downloads.
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    I have had no prob's with my bf3 game. I got it from Origin. Of corce I have not played in about 2-3 week's. My gaming rig is down do to bad power supply. It is the one posted in my Stat's.

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    I recommend this PSU as a replacement: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341053. You can get 10% off with a promo code for the next few days and there is a $20 MIR. I just got one and love it. Jake reviewed it not long ago and it got high marks.
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    Default Re: Battlefield 3 Crashes

    Criss, if I remember correctly this sounds like the same exact problem you were having before you you got a replacement for your card, so maybe it's not the game.

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    Worth looking into my frend.

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    I haven't had any issues with BF3 Except yesterday, They were having server issues, But EA was aware of it... They were working on it last night.

    Also sounds like its a system stability issue. Could be a PSU going out no providing proper voltages and causing the system to crash, or PCIe Socket on the MB going out. I've heard problems with that before. Rather then running only BF3, try running another High Graphic Intense game to see if you get the same issue. if you do then you know its not the game itself.

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    Kenny, like I mentioned in my other post, this sounds like the same exact complaint he had about his video card before he did the RMA, so it sounds like there was nothing wrong with the card he sent back either, seeing as he's still having the same problem. If he lived closer I would lone him a PSU to see if this solved his problem.

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    Thank you for all of your replies! I have tried other games: Far Cry 2, GTA IV, Crysis Warhead, and it doesn't crash. I have also tried a new PSU and I still have the problem, only with Battlefield 3. Stan, I appreciate what you said.. I wish I did live closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Thank you for all of your replies! I have tried other games: Far Cry 2, GTA IV, Crysis Warhead, and it doesn't crash. I have also tried a new PSU and I still have the problem, only with Battlefield 3. Stan, I appreciate what you said.. I wish I did live closer.
    The power draw could be higher on Battlefield........ Test the PSU with a multi meter if you have one.. if not, a multi meter is a handy tool to have laying around. i bought a decent one for about $30 US that gets the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    The power draw could be higher on Battlefield........ Test the PSU with a multi meter if you have one.. if not, a multi meter is a handy tool to have laying around. i bought a decent one for about $30 US that gets the job done.
    I use a multimeter,
    I make sure I'm getting 12v or the rail and usually slightly under on most PS's.

    (But), Keep in mind you need to test it (Under) load if going that way.
    Could be fine at minimal pull but stumble when loaded.

    Heard of people using Prime and Furmark and then checking it.

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    I just wanted to chime in here, about my discovery in why BF3 kept crashing on me. I've spent weeks trying to figure it out, and chasing google results telling the same stuff over and over from reinstalling BF3 to testing the resistance on your video card.

    I use the wasd keys to move around in Battlefield 3 all the time. Constantly sprinting, crouching, pressing Q to comunicate, all that while tapping or holding down W.

    Hitting multiple keys at the same time.


    Today, I finally noticed what is causing BF3 to crash often on me, and what key combinations I was pressing when it happens.

    Ctrl+W or Ctrl+Shift+W

    Its a common combination to click, and it is also windows command to close a window.

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    Not sure if it's relevant but when I launch TF2 in steam if freezes my entire system after the valve and source intros although if I'm listening to iTunes it will finish the song and not repeat it or continue on. The only way to get it to work is to run it with the launch option "-autoconfig" maybe origin has a similar option?

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