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Game randomly crashes, physx3_x86.dll faulting module
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For the past week or so, whenever I play my game randomly freezes and the "this program has stopped working" dialog box comes up, in event viewer my crashes are reported as

Faulting application name: arma3.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x51d49b2a
Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x5164246f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x001521cb
Faulting process id: 0xf14
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce7c5dd183bc30
Faulting application path: G:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe
Faulting module path: G:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Arma 3\PhysX3_x86.dll
Report Id: 380d450f-e852-11e2-b7a4-78e7d1d0d7a6

It started out only happening once in a while but now it happens every 10 or so minutes, making it impossible to actually play through a mission. {F20742} {F20743}


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

1.) Play
2.) Maybe it happens? It is a mystery
3.) crash

Additional Information

I've attached my rpt, and my PC specs are
AMD Athlon II X4 955BE
ATI Radeon HD5850

Event Timeline

Quarxink edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jul 9 2013, 6:52 AM
Quarxink edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Quarxink set Category to Game Crash.
Quarxink set Reproducibility to Random.
Quarxink set Severity to None.
Quarxink set Resolution to Suspended.
Quarxink set Legacy ID to 2687430642.May 7 2016, 3:22 PM

Try updating all Nvidia drivers and Physx. You should go into your folder C:\Programfiles OR Progfiles x86\nvidia\physx i dont know the exact path but it most likely will contain thoes words. Annyhoe there should be a updatephysx.exe in there or update.exe in there try running it or go
And select your products to check for the latest drivers. If you are running other GPU's then Nvidia that might be the issue since they tend to make they're software Nvidia compatible whitout issues.

I'm using an ATI card, not nvidia. I'll try updating it, I guess

Well that already can be the issue. Try updating tough. But most of the times specially with Nvidia software engines enc its because you dont have a nvidia card.

Can you please upload .midmp and .bidm file too? When file will be too big, so please use some free sharing service and write link here. Thank you.
for the minidump, I added the bidmp to the uploads

Bosty added a comment.Jul 15 2013, 4:10 AM

I am also having the exact same issue with Physx3_x86.dll. Game keeps crashing after 30 to 60 minutes. I use the ATI Radeon 5870. Enclosed the .rpt, .mdmp, & .bidm files from the last 3 crashes.

Bosty added a comment.Jul 15 2013, 4:21 AM

Here is the dxdiag log

This did not happen in alpha at all.

Ferit added a subscriber: Ferit.May 7 2016, 3:22 PM

Never had this issue until the update today.
Faulting application name: arma3.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x52440456
Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x5164246f

Fank added a subscriber: Fank.May 7 2016, 3:22 PM
Fank added a comment.May 13 2014, 6:18 PM

Issue closed as obsolete. If you encounter this problem again, please create another ticket. Thank you.