Battlefield 2142 freezing after 10-20 min gametime

By DjKraid
Sep 25, 2009
  1. Hi

    So my bf2142 is freezes randomly after 10-20 minutes of "geeking" time...the computer just freezes and some colors are just f*cked up...the only thing I can do to that is "pulling the plug" and rebooting...

    sry I'm bad at explaining :(

    So what to do


    I just installed a new graphicscard (GeForce GTS250, and I downloaded new drivers to so they can't be too old) and a new 550W powersupply and a new CPU cooler (runs now at 35-45 degrees celsius)
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I presume you uninstalled the old drivers before installing the new ones.

    What brand of PSU do you have?
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    I reinstalled windows and everything :p

    I can play for maybe 1-1.5h if I have the settings on "Medium" :/ but that sucks...

    PSU as in power supply...LC-Power 550W. 6550GP V2.0, Silent Giant Green black, ATX-vi
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    It's difficult to say where exactly the problem lies. It could be your RAM / PSU / GPU. How hot is the graphics card getting when you play?

    550W is sufficient power for the GTS 250 IMO. However, if its not a good brand it may just not be providing sufficient juice for playing at high settings.

    Does this happen with other games as well?
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    GPU~35-50 Celsius...

    The funny thig is that I can play Fallout 3 @ 1280x1024 an all settings on "Ultra High" with no problem at bf2142s resolution is only 1024x768@85Hz
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Then it's a different story. I have had similar problems with Far Cry 2 once in a while but with no other games. I did not figure out why it happened with FC2. I presumed it was my RAM which is not of very good quality. However, no other games have ever given any problems. I play Crysis , S.T.A.L.K.E.R , Mirror's Edge, etc. all at High / Very High settings at 1280x1024.
  7. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    :/ now I'm also testing Grid Race Driver at all the highest settings but it just works and works and works... :p

    So basicly I have now a very good computer that sucks...
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