I've experienced numerous instances where the game client crashes to desktop during ground activity. It can happen during combat or simply while interacting with an item. It's happend at least half a dozen times so far and only during ground activity, never during space activity.
I had experienced a similar issue during open beta involving the D3D issues or something to do with my ATI card and assume this may be a reemergence of that unfortunate problem.
I had been using Catalyst driver 9.12 which had been working wonderfully during the latter part of open beta. After about my 3rd crash to desktop, I uinstalled 9.12 and installed the latest 10.1 drivers. The problem hasn't changed at all as I've crashed about 3 times since then. No noticeably increase or decrease in occurrence. Just more of the same.
I'm currently running a Radeon 4890 on a system using a Q6600 CPU with 4GB of RAM and Windows 7 x64.
I have all graphical details set to maximum and am running in windowed mode at 1600x1200 (though even when I go full screen the problem occurs.
Yeah, it's still doing it to me too. Infact I think it's worse than in Open Beta. I use a Powercolor 8950 with the latest drivers (previous drivers also caused it).
I've installed the MSI Afterburner software to monitor temps, there's no issue there. The card gets more of a workout, load and temp-wise, in space battles than ground. So I don't know what's causing it... normally it happens during fighting, but it crashed while I was walking around the side corridor of Memory Alpha, too.
If this has taught me one thing, it's that it was a mistake buying an ati card (it also craps its pants if I try to watch youtube videos in full screen, and randomly makes my cursor 4x the size!! what a piece of ****... I miss nvidia already).
Had the same problem with my Nvidia 9800GTX, would happen within mins of ground combat. Updated the drivers and its been 3 hours now without single digit fps. Take that ATi... :p
I remember my 9800 gtx in SLi. Good cards but now i have a 4870 with a 9800gtx for physX. I just like the color palit that Ati cards render. The nvidia cards just give to bland of textures. So yeah, im using your 9800 just for physX lol. I also bought the chipset keychain. And to reply to your problem, i rolled back to 9.12 drivers and disabled Dynamic lighting and turned on Vsync and now it works on ground combat missions. Only problem is, I want my Dynamic Lighting :'-( Crysis doesnt even give me this many problems, lol
I've got a 4870x2 and have been having the same issue. I've got a full coverage waterblock and plenty of airflow so temp is not the issue.
I seem to have fixed the issue by turning the max lights per item (don't think that's the exact name for the setting, but it's close) from 5 to 2 (which is the minimum). This allowed me to keep dynamic lighting on and honestly I couldn't tell much of a difference in graphics quality.