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Windows 7: Battlefield 3 - DirectX error while playing

31 Oct 2011   #1
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Battlefield 3 - DirectX error while playing

Hello everyone,

Probably lots of users here got this game and also experienced a lot of bugs.
My came freezes with sound repeat.And on the recent crash it popped up a DirectX error(i dont remember all what it sayd):
All i can remember is that it mentioned something about my NVidia card or driver.Also there was "make sure you have video memory atleast 512mb".But I have 1GB of video mem.
I really like the game but I cant play it while waiting for another crash...
Any help would be highly appreciated.


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31 Oct 2011   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

- Update your Direct X files
- Update the video card drivers
- Update the soundcard drivers
- Make sure the game is patched
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31 Oct 2011   #3
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
- Update your Direct X files
- Update the video card drivers
- Update the soundcard drivers
- Make sure the game is patched
Follow these instructions then proceed to try the game out at a lower setting. If it works flawlessly for you, try another setting. If you have the same issue after updating all of your drivers, patching the game and updating to DX10/11, Post back here.
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01 Nov 2011   #4
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkelk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
- Update your Direct X files
- Update the video card drivers
- Update the soundcard drivers
- Make sure the game is patched
Follow these instructions then proceed to try the game out at a lower setting. If it works flawlessly for you, try another setting. If you have the same issue after updating all of your drivers, patching the game and updating to DX10/11, Post back here.
I have the latest DirectX version, the latest video and sound drivers and also checked for update BF3.
Sometimes it crashes after a long time of playing , sometimes after 10-15 minutes.

"The Screen freezes with looping audio - repeating the sound for 5-6 times and then silence and freeze..." and then I will have to force end the process Ctrl + Alt + Del.
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01 Nov 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

- Are you overclocking? If so, try lowering them and see what happens.
- Have you tried lowering the game's settings as suggested by DarKelk?

Outside of that I would suggest visit the BF3 forums and see if your issue is reported there, and what are some suggested fixes.

You might also give my troubleshooting guide in my signature a look through.
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01 Nov 2011   #6
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
- Are you overclocking? If so, try lowering them and see what happens.
- Have you tried lowering the game's settings as suggested by DarKelk?

Outside of that I would suggest visit the BF3 forums and see if your issue is reported there, and what are some suggested fixes.

You might also give my troubleshooting guide in my signature a look through.
Yes my game runs with medium-high setting quite smoothly.(tried to set all min. still crash)
I have gigabyte gtx 460 which is overclocked in factory.

I will read your suggestions.

edit:
The hardware is okay and also its temperatures.I build PC's and I always monitor the temperatures and usage of hardware.
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01 Nov 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
Yes my game runs with medium-high setting quite smoothly.(tried to set all min. still crash).
Not sure what to make of the game runs fine at medium, but crashes at min settings

Does (if) the game runs fine at medium settings? If so, why not leave it there?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
I have gigabyte gtx 460 which is overclocked in factory.

I will try your suggestions.
You can try lowering the settings of the video card but I wouldn't recommend it. If it's overheating or failing, RMA it.

Also have you cleaned the inside of you computer lately with a can of compressed air? That might help with heating, it that's a problem.
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01 Nov 2011   #8
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
Yes my game runs with medium-high setting quite smoothly.(tried to set all min. still crash).
Not sure what to make of the game runs fine at medium, but crashes at min settings

Does (if) the game runs fine at medium settings? If so, why not leave it there?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
I have gigabyte gtx 460 which is overclocked in factory.

I will try your suggestions.
You can try lowering the settings of the video card but I wouldn't recommend it. If it's overheating or failing, RMA it.

Also have you cleaned the inside of you computer lately with a can of compressed air? That might help with heating, it that's a problem.
I mean that I have tried all settings and tried to turn of AA and blur .With every setting it makes still the same crash.
I have built the PC 6 months ago for now and every single game runs fine and PC inside is clean aswell and temperatures are very good also.
What RMA means ?
Any other suggestions ?I really like the game ...Want to make it smooth..
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01 Nov 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
Any other suggestions ?I really like the game ...Want to make it smooth..
I gave you a couple of suggestions that you've not responded to.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Outside of that I would suggest visit the BF3 forums and see if your issue is reported there, and what are some suggested fixes.

You might also give my troubleshooting guide in my signature a look through.
Outside of that I have nothing else to offer for the moment.
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01 Nov 2011   #10
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Reinstall the game? You'd be suprised what this can help.
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