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game crashes to desktop with the very common, you've probably seen it a million times, dx 11 out of memory crash. I have 32GB of RAM and over 4GB of page file being managed automatically by system and the game still crashes due to erroneous or unintended game code.


Unable To Duplicate
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

play the game and it will eventually crash. I generally play SP missions and editor missions. It crashes anywhere and everywhere at random. Usually the game starts slowing down then poof, CTD.

Event Timeline

happened again.

Alwin claimed this task.Feb 1 2017, 1:42 PM
Alwin changed the task status from New to Reviewed.


Arma 3 is very consuming to video memory, it´s nothing odd.

Try the below possible solutions one-by-one:

Try restarting your computer and then verifying the integrity of the game cache for Arma 3.

  1. Restart your computer and launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  3. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
  4. Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.

Try all of the possible solutions listed on the Arma 3 Unusual process exit article on the Bohemia Interactive Community Wiki.

Try switching to and playing on the profiling game branch. After downloading new data verify the integrity of the game cache.

• profiling branch (special performance + profiling build - requires access code: CautionSpecialProfilingAndTestingBranchArma3), alternative download of needed binary possible from Dwarden's dropbox

Next, you could try to use this solution, called delete your game profile.

  1. Go to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Arma 3
  2. Copy all files
  3. Delete yourprofilename.vars
  4. Return back your profile settings
  5. Launch the game

Try to delete your profile folder (create a backup) a try to start the game.

The file yourprofilename.vars.Arma3Profile must be deleted.
Path: C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Arma 3

So, there is some next solutions.

try to decrease your graphic quality (if you're using ultra set high or medium). It´s possible that your have no more space on your GPU.
reinstall your GPU drivers

I think the culprot will be somewhere here:

-mod=F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@cup Terrains - Core;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@CBA_A3;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@cup Terrains - Maps;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@cup Weapons;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@Resist;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@Ace;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@cup Units;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@ALiVE;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@Deliverance;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@US Military Mod;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@Overthrow;F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\!Workshop\@cup Vehicles"

Try to unload all these parameters and load them back one-by-one.

Alwin added a comment.Feb 1 2017, 1:49 PM

You RPT is referring to this fault:

Fault address: 742EA832 01:000D9832 C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll

If solutions mentioned above won´t be helpful. Try launch Arma 3>Open Task Manager>Close all unuseful background programs. You can try to run your antivirus due to some harmful files.

KernelBase.dll is external DLL which allow multiple software programs to share the same function. For example, the Windows is launched on your PC and you decide to play Arma 3. DLL is non active until you launch Arma 3 which will be written to your memory.
Some programms cause deleting KernelBase.dll so check if you still have it in your PC, if not, download it. I don´t recommend you to download it from non official servers because DLL from there should contain harmful viruses. You can download it directly from Microsoft.

Errors KernelBase.dll may be associated with damage or outdated of device drivers. Drivers can be one day operate without a problem and the next day not. The good news is that you can always upgrade the device driver to solve the problem DLL.

You can use Windows update tool or GPU driver updater provided by developer. KernelBase.dll is often related with HDD space or another discrepancy there. Sometimes, the culprit is any virus so it´s good to scan whole computer.

You can try this link.

or If you´re experienced Win user, you can try this.

I´m sorry for a long description but I hope it will help you to resolve your problem. In any case, we´ll investigate your issue and let you know. It will take some time so I´ll ask you about patience.

Thank you

@Astaroth hi :)
Please close this ticket as obsolete

Astaroth closed this task as Resolved.Jun 13 2019, 10:59 AM
Astaroth changed Resolution from Open to Unable To Duplicate.