Just as the title says, I've been fighting this since I got into phase 3. At this point I cannot get past the gridania escort mission as it keeps locking up.
AMD X6 1090T O/C 4Ghz
8 Gig GDDR3
ATi 5870 [catalyst 10.8]
Gigabyte 890FX-UD5 motherboard.
All settings on high, DoF/Ambient off.
Issue: Game will appear to run mostly fine for awhile, though I do get horizontal "tearing" that eventually gets worse, culminating in sudden artifacting/crashing with one of two errors: "DirectX device not found" or the more standard "appcrash"
What I have done to attempt to resolve the problem:
Completely reworked overclock, verified stability with Prime95, memtest86, and furmark. Video card temps are maxing out at 70c, well within tolerance. CPU maxing out at 38c. Disabled all TSRs [audiogalaxy, Gbridge]
Have reinstalled DirectX several times, tried Catalyst 10.6, 10.7 drivers.
(I cannot fully close out Avast! antivirus, though I don't THINK this is an issue?)
I'm beating my head against a wall here trying to figure out if it's a software issue or a hardware issue. At this point I've drilled my rig with stability tests until my eyes started to bleed, so I'm leaning towards software. . . but it seems like I'm the only one experiencing issues like this. NOTHING ELSE HAS ANY ISSUES RUNNING. It's ONLY FFXIV that causes this. . hence I'm posting this here.
I could REALLY use some advice guys, I'm runnin' on fumes here.
Edited, Sep 4th 2010 10:46am by seneleron