Kernel-Power Critical Error

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dig0

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Hi there,

I'm having problems playing multiplayer BF3 for extended periods of time. When playing campaign, everything is fine, and I have yet to experience any problems. I have played many, many other games with this rig, as well, and no issues have risen. When playing multiplayer BF3 for longer than 10-20mins, the PC will lock, with a looping noise, requiring a hard boot.

I have monitored my GPU and CPU temps while playing. The GPUs don't go much higher than 40C, and the CPU hovers around 70C.

Specs:

Intel i7-930 @ 4.2GHz
6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 triple-channel
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI
2x Gigabyte HD Radeon 5770 1GB in crossfire (each clocked to 920/1205MHz)
Corsair HX 850W Professional Series PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I have stressed the overclock with prime95 for multi-hour sessions, with no BSODs arising. I am really at a loss for why this error happens. So far, I have played multiplayer twice, and both times I had the same problem.

The Error:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 30/10/2011 1:38:54 AM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Ray-PC
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-10-30T04:38:54.963206100Z" />
<EventRecordID>13976</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Ray-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

Any ideas?
 

LagunaGTO

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Have you attempted to re-install the game?

What is your default browser? What version of that browser?

I have heard some things about specific browsers, if set as default, cause problems with the game.

There is a lot of noise on the internet about this being a coding/bug problem (with BF3). Let's hope we can get it to work for you and that is not your case!
 

dig0

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Have you attempted to re-install the game?

What is your default browser? What version of that browser?

I have heard some things about specific browsers, if set as default, cause problems with the game.

There is a lot of noise on the internet about this being a coding/bug problem (with BF3). Let's hope we can get it to work for you and that is not your case!
I have not attempted to re-install. I will do so now.

As for browser, I'm using Firefox 7.0.1 (the most recent).
 

LagunaGTO

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"An intrepid user in our other Origin activation debacle post pointed out that after messing around in the resource management menus on his system, he found that Origin was sending out HTTP requests and using his default browser to field their responses. That browser was Firefox, which EA doesn&#8217;t recommend for Battlelog, Battlefield&#8217;s browser-based game-launching system.After shutting down Origin entirely and switching his default browser to Internet Explorer, Game Front reader Waddock said he was able to activate Battlefield 3 no problem."

Source

I know your issue is not an activation issue, but if you read it, it mentions that it doesn't recommend FF as a whole to play multiplayer. I would recommend switching to IE as default and see if it continues. If that fixes it, it sucks that you'll have to keep switching it, but at least it works. Hopefully they release a fix.

PS: There was also an issue with IE9 causing problems. Jeeze this is really crappy on EA's part. Try for IE8 as your default or Chrome.
 

dig0

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I tried re-installing, as well as using Google Chrome to run the game. Same problem, two times in a row.

Temperatures were fine, ranging from 59-67 on the 4 cores when the lockup occurred.
 
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