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20-12-2013, 10:31 AM #1
All Frostbite engine games locking PC after 15 minutes...
I only have 3 but they're some of my most played, BF3, BF:BC2 and MoH. Things I have tried...
Update sound/video drivers
Remove Punkbuster and manually re-install it
Change audio properties down to 41000 Hz
Without fail, any of those games will lock my PC, forcing a hard reset. 15 mins tops.
There isn't much Googles when searching for problems with Frostbite, but if you search the individual games there's a decent amount. Most say to try the things I've already tried. The general consensus would appear to be the purchase of a dedicated sound card, rather than relying on my integrated Realtek. But why has this only started happening in the last few days? No drivers were changed.
20-12-2013, 01:09 PM #2
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- Jun 2011
To be sure it's the soundcard causing the problem - disable your soundcard entirely and see if the game works...
You can do this either by disabling it in the BIOS or through Device Manager - either way, you have no soundcard for it to crash with - so if it still crashes, it's not that.
I assume you've checked temps too? 15-20 mins is usually how long it takes a dusty PC to overheat playing a high-end game ;)
20-12-2013, 01:22 PM #3
20-12-2013, 01:42 PM #4
100%. Far Cry 3, AC4, Chivalry, TF2 all run fine.
Tried disabling the sound card and it worked, no crash, but kinda besides the point. The sound card isn't faulty, it's drivers remain the same. I just don't get it.
20-12-2013, 04:52 PM #5
"What were we talking about? Pegasuses, pegasii, that's horses with wings. This motherf*cker got a sword that talks to him. Motherf*cker live in places that don't exist, it comes with a map. My God."
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- Aug 2011
20-12-2013, 04:54 PM #6
20-12-2013, 07:35 PM #7
It's not heat, CPU maxes at 56C during BF3 and GPU at around 75C.
Last edited by FurryLippedSquid; 20-12-2013 at 07:38 PM.