Home > Battlefield™ 2042 > Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts

Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts

Welcome to our Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts guide. Does your entire PC restart without warning, no heat issue, no RAM issue, etc etc etc?Have you troubleshot everything, and everything is fine? I might have your solution.

Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts

What Caused it?

After long, grueling hours wondering and wondering why THIS PARTICULAR game and its beta was resetting my PC, it turned out to be something pretty hidden (for a casual user).

CPU power draw.

The game makes demands, and the CPU tries to take in more power to accommodate and goes over the limit, it trips the internal safeguards, doing its job to save your hardware from damage.

We’re going to set a limit for the CPU using Windows. It won’t impact performance enough to make it not worth it, and can even improve thermals as a side effect!

What to do?

We’re going to set a CPU power limit to give the PC some breathing room and put Battlefield in its place.

Google has us covered, this link will give you the necessary steps:

While written for laptops, this applies to desktops as well.

Set your minimum processor state to your own comfort zone under 90%

MAKE SURE IT IS LOWER THAN THE MAXIMUM STATE
MAKE SURE IT IS LOWER THAN THE MAXIMUM STATE
MAKE SURE IT IS LOWER THAN THE MAXIMUM STATE

The MAXIMUM PROCESSOR STATE is what we need! Select the blue text and decrease from 100% to between 95% and 98%. This is the sweet spot that will keep you up and running with little to no performance drop.

Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts
Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts

Hopefully this solves your restart problem the way it solved mine!

Since implementing this limit, Battlefield has not crashed at all, other games are still at the same performance before this change, and my thermals have improved as well.

I acknowledge that this might not work for everyone, or be an option, but it’s worth a try, right?

1 thought on “Battlefield 2042 FIX Sudden PC Restarts”

  1. While you might not see much performance loss on this game, be aware that lowering your CPU maximum state will most likely impact performance across the whole PC on a lot of other games and applications. This is because what you are essentially doing is turning off your CPUs ability to turbo boost. Applications that are more sensitive to single core clock rates or are more CPU intensive will take noticeable performance hits by modifying this setting.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.