Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by 1Kurgan1, Jan 23, 2010.
BC2 is updating and the file seems to be big. Any idea what it contains?
Jokes aside, it's concentrating on performance and stability fixes according to the posts a few pages back.
Good I hope so, Then I'll enjoy it thoroughly !
No they shouldn't. I doesn't share anything with the story or environment from Bad Company. If that is how you feel though, fine.
The random CTD in Bad Company is starting to piss me off.
or just hardware. i had a barely unstable OC that CTD'd BC2 all the time (and minidumped other games) but never BSOD'd the machine.
No, know issue with aftermarket designed GPUs, AMD's latest drivers, and a lot of fail to go around.
I got a C2D the other day from Punkbuster
AMD's latest drivers are fine. Mine work fine.
Unconfirmed info. stated the issue boils down to how the card builders are using specialized BIOS for their aftermarket cooling schemes. They deviate from AMD standards and AMD is only writing drivers for "their" standards. Apparently this could be the cause of several issues in the past as well. The WHQL stamp is suppose to mean this kinda crashing and system hangs should not be caused by these drivers, so they are not checking them properly. AMD should have known about this a long while ago. Card makers either shouldn't have been alter certain sections of the BIOS or releasing special drivers for their stuff. Everyone involved has failed, but it should be resolved now.
Once again, I am guessing based on what little I know so don't take this info. to heart. The final fact is 11.8 are not stable for Bad Company 2 for some players and testing shows this is limited to those with some aftermarket designed coolers on their cards for all vendors.
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Maybe......just maybe you dont have a stable overclock?
Maybe just maybe I already tested that. It has nothing to do with overclocking. This problem for me has been an issue with both 11.7 and 11.8 drivers @ stock, OCed GPU only, 2 BIOS revisions, and 2 different processors. Maybe, just maybe you should pay attention to the fact AMD admits there is an issue with the DRIVERS.
If you want to troll me MailMan, do it is TS.
Well the 11.8s do seem less stable tbh but I really don't have any issues with the game provided my OC is totally stable. In fact, I'm presently playing at stock with my new CPU as was getting too many blue screens and it's still too warm in the house to crank up the voltages right now.
It does say "after a period of time" though and I usually don't play for more than 20-40 mins at a time which is probably shorter than the average.
i have to agree with laughing man, Cadaveca, LaughingMan, and myself discussed the drivers and there issues the other day,
AMD admits theres a driver issue
AMD admits theres a bios problem on AFTERMARKET gpus
and my own system hanging is related to the Realtek onboard audio but the black screen flicker / banding is an issue with the Bios / Driver on my 6950 Twin Frozr IIIs,
Nothering saws awesome like a 4 inch wide black strip all the way across your screen that flickers then turns to full black screen then back to normal again every few minutes.
I dunno what you guys to do to your rigs honestly. Mine runs fine. Also I don't know why you gotta call me a troll because I question something. Don't take it out on me. I didn't break your rig.
Also AMD admits there is an occasional "hang". Not CTD.
and did you ever take the 3 seconds to look at your own system specs and realize your 5850 is a fucking reference card thus the main issues people are dealing with dont apply to your gpu namely the bios issues from aftermarket gpus,
hang bsod etc are all common issues on 11.7 and 11.8,
graphics hang usually causes a CTD as the driver recovers
audio hang from realtek causes a full system lock up which is a well known issue to the point EA's own forums have a 265 page thread of users experiencing the issues but they decided not to fix it lol
And I know a few people running aftermarket without issue. So its not ALL reference cards. Just a few. If its REALLY a driver issue then just roll back. Problem solved. But I am willing to bet thats not the problem.
My only problem is punk buster when it has not been updated in a while.
You have to make sure its running as an admin. See my sig.
Did dice just release another multi-gigabyte update that's impossible to complete (gets stuck midway making you redownload all over again)?
Says the dude who admits he knows nothing about overclocking.
Amd admits their drivers have issues, so I expect the game to not work right.
Oh, and a built a brand new rig last night, with 100% completely new parts. Installed the 10.8 driver and app profile, without any overclock whatsoever. Guess what crashes?
I'm waiting for AMD to fix the driver issue, and remove BC2 from the list of "known issues" before I start blaming other things as the cause. I'd suggest everyone else to do the same, too.
Now, I'm not saying you are 100% wrong, but let's get the driver fixed before we jump to conclusions, mkay?
I mean really now...a 2GB update, well over a year after release, without any new maps or anything? Why so large an update for a perfectly fine app? BECAUSE IT"S NOT FINE!!!
Actually yes. There is supposed to be an update today. As far as how it is updating, your description sounds spot-on to a Battlefield update... Untill they "fix" it of course.
I do know how to build a stable system.
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