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Fallout 4 crashes to desktop on Mac Pro (2013) - AMD Firepro D500

Question asked by jegs2 on May 9, 2016

Issue:  Game crashes to desktop with message (not exact wording, since it disappears quickly) - Driver stopped working and has recovered

 

Operating system: Microsoft Windows Home (Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586) - 64 bit

Processor: Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 v2 @ 3.70GHz, 3701 Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors

Graphics card(s): AMD Firepro D500 (FireGL V) x 2,

     (AMD Crossfire enabled)

Display: Digital Flat-Panel (Thunderbolt), 2560x1440, 60 Hz

Overclocking?: No

Power Supply ( wattage,manufacturer, and model number): Apple (2013 Mac Pro):

Power ConsumptionThermal Output
IdleCPU Max
IdleCPU Max
43 W238 W147 BTU/h812 BTU/h

Have you checked for a Motherboard bios update?: Yes.  None available

Memory: 16 GB

Windows Update current? 'Optional' updates installed?: Fully updated - no extra options

When did the issue first appear?: Since initial installation, approximately two months ago - will sometimes play up to an hour without crashing, sometimes freezes, always ends up crashing to desktop with same or similar quickly-disappearing message.  No other game crashes, including Skyrim, which supposedly uses the same game engine

Steps you have taken to correct the issue:

- Run game at different resolutions, including High, Medium, and Low

- Disable all graphic 'extras' and run at all resolutions

- Disable Avira AV

- Delete game from Steam (ensuring all files removed from drive), reinstall and run, not using saves (new game)

- Took Mac Pro in to Apple Store - no issues found (They do not run the machine in Windows mode)

- Install latest Apple Boot Camp updates

 

Thanks in advance for any help.  It may be worth noting that my 2010 Mac Pro (older 'box' model) runs Fallout 4 in high settings with no issues at all, and I've seen rumors online about issues with the D500.

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