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Shadylurker
23-09-2017, 17:49
Game ready Nvidia Drivers, 1070GTX, Oculus Rift. 16gb ram Win10 i5K series skylake

Project cars2 screen freezes. I have only experienced it while actively playing, not in the menus or in the pits. The screen freezes (seemingly like a driver crash) I can still hear the sounds, and the game still responds audibly (going off track) ect. Rift Freeezes and small Repeater window Freezes. Only way to fix Is to Kill task.

This may or may not have come about with the latest drivers, I only had 1 race before I updated drivers but it played fine.

Mahjik
23-09-2017, 19:04
Look in your Windows Event Viewer and see if you see any errors logged around the time it's freezing.

cwemx
23-09-2017, 20:10
Same issue. Screen freezes.

Nvidia 980Ti
Win 10

Mahjik
23-09-2017, 20:14
Same issue. Screen freezes.

Same suggestion..

un4givn85
24-09-2017, 05:20
I am having the same problem.
Get the below error in event viewer.

The program pCARS2AVX.exe version 1.1.2.0 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
Process ID: 504
Start Time: 01d334efffc2a94a
Termination Time: 4294967295
Application Path: D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Project CARS 2\pCARS2AVX.exe
Report Id: 7202362d-6d5c-4dc6-a9b9-4b06717c887d
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Morgan Henstridge
24-09-2017, 05:36
If you have the image stop but you still get sounds etc for a bit, it is usually that the Display Driver has stopped and Windows is trying to recover it.

Is the GPU Overclocked at all, or running SLI??

Kebabfelix
24-09-2017, 06:13
Usually your temps getting to high.

Download MSI Afterburner and check your GPU temp.

It should not be too high, my 1080TI crashes out at 80 degrees.

un4givn85
25-09-2017, 05:01
GPU is overclocked, but staying cool at 70-74c.
I have tried it with no overclock, same results.

STEELJOCKEY
25-09-2017, 06:39
I used to get this with trying to run settings right up high/ultra while in the Rift.

I loaded and ran HWMonitor, started it up after the game had loaded, and played for a while. After I would check both maximum temps and utilization on GPU and CPU. With both running at 100% utilization, I'd get the freezing screen. needed to alt-tab out and shut the game down.

Also turned on the Steam fps meter, and recorded some screen video, then check the fps.

Doing both of these allowed me to lower the graphics settings so I'd get 90fps in the Rift, and use on the GPU running at 98%, CPU 80-90. I could probably start raising settings in game to make it "prettier", but it's rock solid, and good for recording.

A mate of mine with a lower spec machine was have the game constantly crash after a while on him yesterday. Installed HWMonitor, and his CPU was maxing out at 100%, Ultra settings on a screen. Dropped everything down, and CPU is back down to 60-70%, and stable.

I'm running an i7 7700 and GTX 1080Ti.

Sandee
25-09-2017, 11:47
Same issue for me. Not all time but at Knockhill after 3-4 laps,image stops but have sounds. I run on i5 6600k Msi gtx 1070 temp. 70-75

un4givn85
25-09-2017, 15:11
I am running on a 6700k at 4.7ghz under water and an EVGA GTX 980 SC.
Like I said prior, GPU has been tested both overclocked and stock, same results.
The temps on both are fine.
I have not seen higher than 50-60% usage on CPU and the GPU is 100% all the time.

AVO
25-09-2017, 15:29
Drivers 347.71 solved the issue for me.
Sadly performances are sub optimal (also in other games) not being a WIN10 driver.

Let's hope they can address asap the problem with new drivers.

AVO
25-09-2017, 20:39
Sadly after second system restart the game is broken again :mad:

Sandee
25-09-2017, 20:50
Helped for me by delete all nvidia drivers,and downloading driver from nvidia home page and new clear install.

underdown
25-09-2017, 23:42
The game freezer's when gtx1070 ftw over 65c , solution : downclock :D ultil the last nvidia driver , sorry for my bad english fron Brazil :o

GTsimms
25-09-2017, 23:47
I don't have any issues here 7700k and 1070, but Windows 10 cold boot error! Edit: But, I removed all OC's for Project CARS !(probably more cpu oc error). If you use still MSI afterburner version prior August 1st. Get the new driver or beta dl driver for RivaTuner!

Shadylurker
28-09-2017, 03:46
Ok thanks - tried playing some more and it keeps happening after rolling back my driver, so its time to check temps, etc.

Morgan Henstridge
28-09-2017, 04:19
another user with a similar issue upped the Power Limit on their GPU to 102% and this has resolved the issue for them.

Might want to try upping the Power Limit if you haven't already. I personally run it maxed out as the card still follows the Temp Limit.

I also had an issue with PCARS 1 on launch with my 780ti where it would do this same behaviour. I gave it some extra voltage and that stabilised that for me.

Shadylurker
29-09-2017, 03:43
another user with a similar issue upped the Power Limit on their GPU to 102% and this has resolved the issue for them.

Might want to try upping the Power Limit if you haven't already. I personally run it maxed out as the card still follows the Temp Limit.

I also had an issue with PCARS 1 on launch with my 780ti where it would do this same behaviour. I gave it some extra voltage and that stabilised that for me.

I just wanted to mention that I THINK this issue is resolved with the Power target overclock - I basically just overclocked everything on the GPU by 100mhz and uped the power target to 111%

Just played the longest I have ever played with no crashes

tommysalami
29-09-2017, 19:32
I'm having the exact same issue. It happened back with Project Cars 1 as well, and doesn't happen with other games.

My screen freezes but sound and the actual game seem to continue, and I get the event "application pcars2avx.exe has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware" and "application ovrserver_x64.exe has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware"

It seems to happen most often while racing online. My GPU and CPU utilization are around 75 to 90% at the most, GPU temps are around 70 C and CPU temps are around 70C

Specs are:

i7 7700K, air cooled
MSI Z170A motherboard
GTX 1080ti
8 gb DDR4 2133 RAM
650W EVGA GQ 80+ Gold PSU
Oculus Rift CV1

edit: Project Cars 1 had the same error back when I had an i5 6600K and GTX 980ti

Things I've tried:
Running without overclock
Updating GPU, chipset, and USB drivers, including removing old GPU drivers using DDU in safe mode
Overclocking

I also used to get "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." I stopped that by doing this method below, but it didn't seem to solve the underlying issue:
This will disable Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) for GPUs (Windows force crashes the driver if it thinks nothing is happening).
1. open REGEDIT
2. goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers.
3. Add following DWORD "TdrLevel" (Right Click in the righ pane, select new)
4. Set the value to "0"

Sankyo
29-09-2017, 20:03
My screen freezes but sound and the actual game seem to continue, and I get the event "application pcars2avx.exe has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware"
That is the weirdest Windows error I have ever seen. How does that happen?!

tommysalami
29-09-2017, 20:05
I'm having the exact same issue. It happened back with Project Cars 1 as well, and doesn't happen with other games.


Just reproduced the issue. Here are the screenshots from Afterburner:

https://imgur.com/a/2rk06

The point of the freeze should be obvious, the spot where everything drops off.

Fuzzy
29-09-2017, 20:17
I'm getting this problem too -kinda relieved I'm not the only one. I'm new to PC gaming and have just bought a (used) 980 ti, which I have given a mild overclock. I assumed the problem was the OC and was planning to reset it to factory settings tomorrow.

Sankyo
29-09-2017, 20:36
Just reproduced the issue. Here are the screenshots from Afterburner:

https://imgur.com/a/2rk06

The point of the freeze should be obvious, the spot where everything drops off.

Your GPU usage suddenly peaks at 100%, and then after some time the game crashes. Or is the 100% the point where it's already crashing?

Sampo
29-09-2017, 20:46
Just reproduced the issue. Here are the screenshots from Afterburner:

https://imgur.com/a/2rk06

The point of the freeze should be obvious, the spot where everything drops off.

It hit the power limit at that point. Don't you think that 1974MHz core clock is a bit too much for a 1080ti?

Edit: and it had been at voltage limit for a while before the crash.

tommysalami
29-09-2017, 21:09
Your GPU usage suddenly peaks at 100%, and then after some time the game crashes. Or is the 100% the point where it's already crashing?

I have no idea, it's just a period of only a couple seconds so it's hard to tell


It hit the power limit at that point. Don't you think that 1974MHz core clock is a bit too much for a 1080ti?

Edit: and it had been at voltage limit for a while before the crash.

The 10xx series cards overclock themselves to those speeds. I actually have the card at stock settings.

Sampo
30-09-2017, 01:58
Maybe your PSU can't provide that power at that voltage continually. What do you have as the power limit in Afterburner? Maybe lower that a few notches.

Fuzzy
30-09-2017, 19:47
Update. Taking the GPU power setting down a small amount *seems* to have resolved this for me.

Thanks.

tommysalami
30-09-2017, 21:50
Setting power limit to 95% in Afterburner is also working for me so far.

For anyone having this problem, what power supply do you have? I'd have thought 650W would be enough for my system and I wonder whether there's any issue with that or if it's something else related to the GPU's power limit

Sampo
01-10-2017, 02:41
It's not about the wattage really, it's about how good the PSU is in providing stable voltage.

Fuzzy
01-10-2017, 07:39
My PSU is a Seasonic X 660KM PSU. I'm running about 112% power to my GPU (Gigabyte G1 980ti).

UPDATE: OK so after a lot of experimenting, I'm fairly sure this issue is caused by GPU O/C being too high, but is not limited to only the power or voltage components. I could recreate it just by tipping my core clock or memory clock a tad too high. Bringing the overall level of OC down resolves the issue.