DCS crashing to desktop

I7-2600k @3,4GHZ (yeah i know i should find the time to overclok it!)
Asus strix GTX970
Win10 64bit

I got some crash to desktop while flying DCS online (usually normandy birning skies)
(And also while playing post scriptum)
Everything fine with BOX

Is there a way to create a LOG
And is somebody able to read it?

We’re pretty tiny compared to the official ED forums for this sort of stuff, but a guide here on how to find the log and stuff:


If it crashes, a log (automatically zipped up for shipment) should be generated under user/saved games/DCS/Logs

If you attach it here, or host it somewhere else, you can try paging Skatezilla, Bignewy or NineLine to take a look, beside ourselves.

As a certified computer geek (Masters of Science in Information Management…I think it even says “Geek” somewhere on the diploma), I have tried several times to send my DCS CTD logs via the support system, as directed. However, they are always too big. Is there some other way to get them to the people that want to see them?

I too recently am suffering serious problems. Not only is dcs crashing but i an BSOD’ing for many various items.

Despite my best efforts to run every Mr. Fix it i can find, i am still suffering. The only thing left that i know what to do is a fresh windows install… (i say that with a shudder in my voice)

Well, maybe my tinkering has done something. Un-interrupted game play for over 2 hours and no crashing of OS or game. [sledgehammer gets moved away from computer]

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Sometimes there is really no choice but to bite the bullet and reinstall. Windows can get past the point of being able to be cleaned up, how long that takes depends on user activity of course.

You can also look up the BSOD error codes and see if there is a common thread. If it’s just software, you’re stuck. It could however be bad HD sectors, corrupted video drivers, bad RAM, or something else that could be remedied without a reload.

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This might be out-of-memory related. Check ram usage in task manager.

From Normandy module on DCS e-shop:

Minimum system requirements (LOW graphics settings): OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Intel Core i3 at 2.8 GHz or AMD FX; RAM: 8 GB (16 GB for heavy missions); Free hard disk space: 60 GB; Discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD R9 280X or better; requires internet activation.

Recommended system requirements (HIGH graphics settings): OS 64-bit Windows 8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz or AMD FX / Ryzen; RAM: 16 GB (32 GB for heavy missions); Free hard disk space: 120 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56 with 8GB VRAM or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

That’s what one of my teammates suggested too!

Yesterday on a simple mission i flew 3 hours without pronlems…

Now the problem is…
Can i add ram, overclock Cpu and expect some Vr capability or should just save for a new system?
I72600k is pretty old, at the same time i wonder if i can save on cpu and invest on a better gpu later…

Imo you could upgrade mainboard, CPU and RAM. With that, the GPU should make VR possible on lowest setting, but it might not be fun to use. You can then decide to invest in some more graphics horse power.

I doubt VR in DCS will be enjoyable with your current system, even overclocked and with beefed up RAM.

Ty Mirage for your input!

I read this article and i’m impressed on how powerful is the 2600k with games…

The gpu will be the main bottleneck expecially at high res of VR…

So a plan could be
Short term
Ram 16 or 32?
Vr headset

And after seeing it stutters
Gtx 1070/1080

Then When the cpu becomes the bottleneck
Cpu upgrade in a pair of years…

I have to check my mobo usb tough…

A second gen i7? - does the mainboard even support PCI express 3.0?

Do you get something like the WHEA_Uncorrectable? because on higher than low settings for me I have seen that when DCS tries to grab too much resource…but no issue on low settings.