BF3 Problems

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by carlili4190, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey guys. I bought BF3 when it came out and played perfectly fine for the past 2 weeks.
    After the patch that recently came out I can't play the game for more then a minute without it crashing(IE computer freezes up and I have to force shutdown) Does anyone have any idea why?

    I do use SMCfancontrol to keep the comp at a cooler temp.

    15" Macbook Pro(Early 2011)
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1024MB VRam
    4 GB Ram
    2.3 GHZ I7 quad core
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any help? This is really starting to get on my nerves. I tried reinstalling the AMD drivers and still nothing.
     
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    deadwulfe

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    First thing I'd suggest is going into Origin and turning off any overlay features, Origin In-Game, or whatever they want to call it in their settings.

    If that doesn't help, you'll need to give more info. Are you over-clocking? Any programs running in the background? Which drivers are you using?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not overclocking.
    Only thing running in the background would be Firefox
    AMD 6750M 11.11 Drivers
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    same machine here, and same issues. I try to configure the graphics and with certain specifications it just freezes the game. it's becoming a pain in the ass..waste of 70 dollars.
     
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    deadwulfe

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    The only difference between you two and my setup is that I'm still using the 11.10 drivers.

    Have you gone into Origin's settings and uncheck the in-game feature? I've read that it has caused some people problems.

    If that doesn't help, it's probably an installation issue. I think you may need to rename or delete a file to get Origin to check the installation. You can try renaming the BF3.exe to force Origin to check the installation.

    Also, here are a couple of problem fix threads I've come across in the past:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1646594
    http://portal.thetgc.org/showthread.php/10397-BF3-Tweaks
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know if there is a way to downgrade to the 11.10 drivers? I think that would be the main issue. I've tried completely deleting BF3 and reinstalling it, running as ADMIN, everything.
     
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    VPrime

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    A LOT of people are experiencing crashing since the last update. REgular PC users too. I don't think it has any thing to do with your specific hardware.

    I cant even get the game to launch since the last update :(
     
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    shardey

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    Is this affecting people with 11.11 only or anyone who has updated BF3 lately?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update: Don't know what I did but the game plays like absolute ****. I can get in the game but its "Lagging" horribly. I'm playing on low and maybe getting 2-3 FPS. Anyone know what this is about?

    Again I tried to reinstall all the drivers
    Uninstall the game


    I think I am going to send the game into EA so they can send me a copy that I can return.

    Its so frustrating knowing that the game worked PERFECTLY before and now its unplayable.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update on this.

    My HD crashed so this game is a complete waste. I'm pretty sure my HD crashing had something to do with BF3 or Bootcamp
     
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    Hard drives die all the time, it's not BF3 or Windows fault.
     
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    shardey

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    You just contradicted yourself. You said your hard drive crashed, but blaming the game?

    Faulty drive, and also try installing 11.10 drivers instead of 11.11
     
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Computer was bought in August. So it was a new computer.


    Already had tried 11.10 drivers. I believe that the game is a reason to why the HD crashed. I wasn't using the computer except for battlefield and school work.
     
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    shardey

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    If it failed this early from gaming, it is for sure a faulty hard drive to begin with.

    Have you gotten a new drive yet and tried to see if it works yet?
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    I added this fan and it went from 208F to 180F

    early 2011
    2.3ghz
    15.4"
    16GB
    Win 64bit pro on a ocz agility 2 120gb

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    It was lagging pretty bad.
    I believe it is on high settings 1920 x 1080


    Thanks for how to turn off the overlay it pisses me off
     

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