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Topic # 93853 1-Dec-2011 00:40 Send private message

I just purchased bf3 for my dell studio xps 1645 with a i7 720 CPU, 8gb RAM, and 1gb hd 5730 gpu. This is the first game I have installed onto this laptop. But for some reason, after 5 min of gameplay, the laptop freezes which forces me to hold the power button to switch it off.

Any suggestions why this may be happening? I have all the latest drivers and bios

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  Reply # 552084 1-Dec-2011 08:07 Send private message

are all your graphics options for the game, on low? and turn of AA etc




gz ftw

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  Reply # 552098 1-Dec-2011 08:59 Send private message

I dont own BF3, but if its played using steam try validating the game files. (right click on the game in library, go to properties->local files). 

Usually helps with issues when playing on steam. Worked for me with Skyrim. 

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  Reply # 552117 1-Dec-2011 09:24 Send private message

BF3 is administered via EA's Origin service. The freezing issue sounds like a software problem to me, I would suggest making sure your GFX drivers are at their latest revision and possibly sending a strongly worded letter to the ATi development team because their driver quality has been lacking for some years now.

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  Reply # 552129 1-Dec-2011 09:36 Send private message

11.10 are working well.
Also have you checked your temps it could be freezing to cool down.

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  Reply # 552194 1-Dec-2011 11:52 Send private message

I had a lot of problems recently on my PC with game freezing and/or getting the Blue Screen of Death.

Read somewhere that the Realtek onboard sound can cause problems with BF3. Have since changed back to my Audigy 4 card and have had no issues. May be something to look into.

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  Reply # 552376 1-Dec-2011 19:11 Send private message

Well, the first thing you did wrong was purchase a Dell, especially their XPS range. :P
But in all seriousness, usually if it freezes or shuts off it might be heat related. Since BF3 thrashes the daylights out of your CPU & Graphics card I wouldn't be surprised if it's roasting.




 

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  Reply # 552394 1-Dec-2011 20:16 Send private message

brandonruscoe: Well, the first thing you did wrong was purchase a Dell, especially their XPS range. :P
But in all seriousness, usually if it freezes or shuts off it might be heat related. Since BF3 thrashes the daylights out of your CPU & Graphics card I wouldn't be surprised if it's roasting.


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I'd run coretemp and msi afterburner before starting BF3, run the game for a minute and then shut the game down and see what kind of temps you are running.




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  Reply # 553079 3-Dec-2011 13:45 Send private message

I have already flashes my bois with the latest update as well as updated all my drivers.
the computer runs at around 78c. Is that alright or too hot?

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  Reply # 553147 3-Dec-2011 17:22 Send private message

queenstown3: I have already flashes my bois with the latest update as well as updated all my drivers.
the computer runs at around 78c. Is that alright or too hot?


78C? Surprised 

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  Reply # 553153 3-Dec-2011 17:34 Send private message

queenstown3: I have already flashes my bois with the latest update as well as updated all my drivers.
the computer runs at around 78c. Is that alright or too hot?


Was that your CPU temp or Graphics Card temp?  CPU's shouldn't be that hot, Graphics cards are built to withstand it without issue for the most part.   




 

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  Reply # 553519 4-Dec-2011 15:16 Send private message

78C!? Is that on load or just idling?

Might be time to RMA if it's just idling @ that temp, as it may very well be hitting 99+C on load which would cause a shutdown.




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  Reply # 554786 7-Dec-2011 02:26 Send private message

That temp is my cpu while playing BF3



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  Reply # 554787 7-Dec-2011 02:27 Send private message

Also i made a typo in the CPU, It is the i7 740qm

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  Reply # 556888 12-Dec-2011 12:39 Send private message

It's a problem with the 1645's and the i7 processors, do a search on it. Signed up here just to tell you that hah. I've had the problems for the last 2 years... pretty much gave up on this machine.

The BIOS throttles the CPU because on load it tries to draw too much power, the 90W adapter isn't enough.

Mind you, even with the new BIOS and even with a 130W adapter, mine still has the problems :(

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  Reply # 556894 12-Dec-2011 12:42 Send private message

@78C thats too hot for the CPU, especially in a laptop.

You could try one of those cooling pad things with the fans underneath but honestly, I dont think its going to make a major difference.




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