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  1. FINAL UPDATE: So, it has been a while since I last posted here, but I was finally able to fix the issue I was having and wanted to post it here for posterity. After even further testing, it was confirmed that my RAM was not the issue. Any RAM modules installed would still produce the exception error, so I began testing other components to rule out other hardware faults. After about a month, I was able to confirm that my crashes were entirely due to my CPU. I have since gotten an exact replacement CPU and the crashes have completely disappeared. So, although it is unlikely that everyone who experiences this exception has a failing processor, it is possible that it is indeed the case, especially if other games are randomly crashing as well.
  2. @Gunter Severloh, they had the same amount, but a tad slower (3200MHz). I don't think this should make a difference since my RAM has problems at both 3600MHz and 2133MHz though. @Tankbuster, we could try that! However, they are running only Linux on their machine so it may be hard to do direct comparisons.
  3. @Gunter Severloh, I was getting a lot of 0xc0000005 exceptions for services that were running in the background. I was also getting other errors too, but they seemed more random and varied. Every now and then there would just be an error logged in the Event Viewer for application errors. There were also constant security audit failures that warned that I "may have a problem with the hard disk". This made me believe the error may have been with my SSD, but that error disappears with different RAM installed.
  4. @hansham, thank you for the suggestion. I thought for a while that this was my problem as well, but I still did experience crashes even when using a wired headset. This is a good suggestion for others looking for fixes to this particular issues though, so I'm glad it's in this thread. @Tankbuster @Gunter Severloh, unfortunately the crashes did not end! They showed up about a day after I reinstalled the OS. However, fortunately, I was able to borrow some old RAM from a friend, and when I am using my friend's RAM I do not get any crashes whatsoever. Further, the Windows Event Viewer errors that constantly popped up with my RAM completely cease with my friend's RAM installed as well. This has led me to be pretty confident that my RAM is indeed the culprit although it still has not failed any stability tests. My plan now is to try and get a warranty replacement for my RAM since it is still less than a year old. I'd like to thank both of you for your help in solving my problem! With the testing I did with the temporary RAM, I am all but certain that all my issues were caused by a problem with my RAM.
  5. @Tankbuster, since I have a Ryzen 5 3600x I don't believe I get to choose if the onboard GPU is disabled, since there is none, correct? I looked in the BIOS settings and didn't find any setting related to it (doesn't mean I just didn't see it though). I also agree about the RAM, I have no evidence, but I feel the RAM may be faulty. It has yet to yield any errors in 8 stability test runs though, so maybe it is fine after all. I will test the RAM tomorrow first thing after a cold boot to see if that maybe coaxes any errors out. @Gunter Severloh, again I can't stress enough how helpful you've been. You've been a great ambassador for the ARMA community. I was running out of ideas on what was causing my crashes, but you've really helped me narrow it down to just a couple reasons now. Thank you. I reinstalled my OS yesterday and have yet to have any crashes, but to be fair, I have not had much time to test my games yet. If I can get through from now til the end of weekend, I will post back here saying that my problem is probably fixed. If not, well, I'll be back here before then.
  6. Thanks Gunter for all these suggestions! I have tried quite a few of them, but I am still getting the crashes. However, I developed a hunch that maybe this isn't explicitly an ARMA problem and went to investigate some of my other games' crash logs. Sure enough, I found my random Kerbal Space Program crashes were due to STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION's. Even further, I have had my Firefox tabs crash on rare occasions and upon further inspection it is also due to a STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. So I now suspect that this problem is not ARMA's fault, but either a hardware or system fault. I thought maybe my RAM could have been the problem, but it is holding strong against stability tests so it seems unlikely it is at fault. I saw this can be due to malicious infections, so I have scanned my machine for any malware or viruses but didn't find any (not surprising since this machine is exclusively for PC gaming). I will likely reinstall the OS today just to be sure though. Do you have any suggestions for ruling out a hardware error being the culprit? Unfortunately I do not have any extra components lying around to swap in for testing. Do you think this is a plausible cause for the random crashes in some of my games? I know this is maybe out of the scope of ARMA now, but I have really appreciated your help throughout all this.
  7. Thanks for taking an interest into this, it really means a lot to me. Q: When did this start happening, or did it always happen since you bought the game? A: It may have always happened, I honestly can't remember, but it has certainly always happened on this machine I built last summer. I have put up with it for a while since it's not a big deal if it only happens every hour or so when playing King of the Hill, but when I'm doing ops with a group it is a real bummer. Q: What are you playing when the issue occurs, are you playing a mission you built, playing a downloaded mission/subbed, or on a server? A: It has happened in Eden, multiplayer Zeus (Official), multiplayer KOTH (CodeFourGaming), and co-op missions (custom unit ops). Q: When in a mission, what map or maps and where on the map does the issue show up? A: It seems to not care what map. It has occurred on Tanoa, Stratis, Altis, and also some of the modded WW2 maps I've been using recently. Q: Whats happening when your playing, lots of AI, lots of explosions or rather low key and it just happens? A: Both. There have been times where it crashes during intense urban fighting with a lot of AI or a ton of explosions, but it has also just randomly crashed when it is just me standing in a field by myself. I feel these answers don't seem to help narrow anything too much, but the crashes really do seem random and unpredictable from my view point. For a while I thought it was because I was using a BT headset so I stopped using it, and it seemed to have made the crashes less frequent (anecdotal evidence), but it still does crash pretty often. Further, at least in my group ops, once the crash starts, it is very persistent and happens within 5 minutes of reconnecting to the server. So I can play for 90 minutes and everything is fine, but once it crashes the first time, it won't go away and makes it impossible to continue. Here is my most recent crash from today, I went in Eden and added a bunch of AI hoping that would make it crash fast, but it actually took a couple runs and didn't occur until basically the end when there didn't seem to be much AI left. I also didn't have to uncheck "no logs" because it was already unchecked. Please let me know if this rpt is what you're looking for: https://justpaste.it/5jwfs
  8. Thanks for the welcome! And thank you for the suggestion, however I have recently set those as an attempt to fix the error that existed before. Obviously, these have not helped either. Would you have any other suggestions?
  9. I am getting this error constantly while playing. It has made it impossible to play on my unit and I have run out of ideas on how to fix it. It occurs both with and without mods and it is not consistent. Sometimes I can play for 3 hours, other times only 3 minutes. I have tried the solutions suggested at both https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=898170227 and https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3:_Unusual_process_exit#0xC0000005_-_ACCESS_VIOLATION, but neither have helped. I have also tested my hardware components and ran stability tests and nothing seems to be the problem on the hardware side. Does anyone have any ideas what is actually causing this to happen? Does anyone know of any other fixes to try? My specs are: CPU: Ryzen 3600x GPU: NVIDIA 2070 SUPER RAM: 2x8 3600 Mhz Monitor: 1440p 3.5mm wired headphones, USB keyboard, USB mouse, and USB mic I really enjoy the game, but this has made it impossible to play. Any help would be really appreciated!