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I have ran BC2 with both trixx and afterburner running in the background with no issues. Are your drivers up to date? First thing I would have tried is a fresh install of the drivers.

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I have ran BC2 with both trixx and afterburner running in the background with no issues. Are your drivers up to date? First thing I would have tried is a fresh install of the drivers.

I can do it with a single card no problems, it's just my crossfire that BC2 doesn't like.

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your right i had the same prob with my 6870 but what fixed it was renaming a msi afterburner file i forgot exactly wich one but it is a problem with overclocking software.

 

You have to do this if im right what you ment.

 

MSIAfterburner.cfg

 

UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it

UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1

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that's weird, i have the asus 6870 direct cu in my gamer rig and it runs cool as$,... things that make me go "huh"

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What kinda idle temps do you guys with 6870s get? I got this MSI TwinFrozr 6870 and it idles in the 55-61*C range. They advertised it as being sooo much cooler, but it's not at all. It was going up to absurdly high temps before I redid the fan speed vs temp thing in afterburner.

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What kinda idle temps do you guys with 6870s get? I got this MSI TwinFrozr 6870 and it idles in the 55-61*C range. They advertised it as being sooo much cooler, but it's not at all. It was going up to absurdly high temps before I redid the fan speed vs temp thing in afterburner.

Yea, I'm running 6950s in crossfire and they get to about 68 on 100% load, idle in the mid 30's. Something is most likely wrong with your cooler unless your computer is in a very hot part of your home.

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unless you are having problems with other games as well, you best visit the BF2 forums

it does sound like a problem on their end if your cpu and memory are running at stock timings

I know from experience that apps like punkbuster can conflict with antivirus programs, but if your whole computer is freezing, it could be another issue

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Yea, I'm running 6950s in crossfire and they get to about 68 on 100% load, idle in the mid 30's. Something is most likely wrong with your cooler unless your computer is in a very hot part of your home.

No, seems to work just fine, both fans turn and vary their speed and I reseated the heatsink twice and even polished up the originally rough surface they left. I read elsewhere of people with my same problem, I think it was just a substandard batch that got out. I would have RMA'd it but I'm missing the stupid sticker that they would want and it's worked for this long--but it definitely put me off MSI.

 

Bruce

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if you think it's to hot then replace the TIM or thermal paste/grease with some quality paste (like arctic silver 5) :biggrin:

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I don't think my temps are the problem.. I idle at 30 and load at 70 - seems fine. I have nothing overclocked, so the issue where Punktbuster doesn't like OC hw is not an option i guess.

It's very strange. I do think that BC2 is the problem since i run just fine at "Medium" settings. Once i go "High" it lags when I join games and sometimes freezes the system.

 

Strange .. Any solutions?

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I get lag spikes from my GPU temps. I peak at 90+ and have to turn the fan speed to 70% or higher on my 5870. It's gotten so bad that I ordered an aftermarket cooler for my card.

 

BFBC2 is CPU intensive so perhaps it's your GPU dumping heat into your system and causing CPU/system temps to increase. Try taking the side panel of your case off and try turning your GPU fan speed up to 70% or higher.

 

You're not the only one with this problem from this game. I hope you get it figured out it really is a great game. It's annoyed me to the point that I plan to upgrade my card and go nVidia this time around for BF3.

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