Battlefield 3 problems on HP Pavilion

MattyB

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My mate has an HP Pavilion (not sure of exact model right now). He recently purchased Battlefield 3. The game is freezing up a few levels into Campaign and Co-Op. It seems to be working perfectly until it freezes completely. Sometimes it will jump back to the Battlelog page but sometimes you have to shut it down from Task Manager. He has tried everything on Low settings with no luck.

I just want to see if anyone here can help troubleshoot for me. It has an i7-2630 and a 1GB AMD Radeon 6770 and 4Gb RAM. I don't know much about AMD cards and Nvidia seems a whole lot easier to update drivers. I have got him to update the Catalyst Control Centre and a few other optional AMD drivers. Is this what he needs to update the AMD graphics driver or is there something else?

I have told him that his first problem is that he needs an Alienware. Still working on that.

Please give me some ideas. Cheers.
 

MattyB

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MattyB

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Froze again apparently. It took about an hour this time. It may be a heat thing. The first time it did it, it took a while too. Then it started happening quite often. I will get him to get a cooler and see how it goes. Other than that, best fix would be an M14x R2 I reckon.
 

MattyB

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Well I have pretty much tried everything else so it must be the throttling. The base of the laptop doesn't seem to be super hot though. I used to have a crappy Toshiba which I played MW1 on (when it first came out). I used to put those blue frozen muscle pack things under it. When they melted I would put them back in the freezer and take freshly frozen ones out. It worked like a charm! A cooling pad would never have worked. The underside of this thing could have cooked a steak!!
 
Well I have pretty much tried everything else so it must be the throttling. The base of the laptop doesn't seem to be super hot though. I used to have a crappy Toshiba which I played MW1 on (when it first came out). I used to put those blue frozen muscle pack things under it. When they melted I would put them back in the freezer and take freshly frozen ones out. It worked like a charm! A cooling pad would never have worked. The underside of this thing could have cooked a steak!!

That is so L.O.L.