Regular system crashes (Win 8.1)

Muckknuckle

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Hey all, I'm faced with a frustrating problem and after looking around on Google and these forums for a few days I haven't been able to find a solution. I put in a ticket with TaleWorlds support yesterday but haven't heard back from them yet.

Basically, my game will randomly have severe crashes which can only be solved with a hard reboot. The screen will all of a sudden and out of nowhere go black, and often there's a loud buzzing sound (which might be a glitched version of whatever sound was playing at the time of the crash).

I just updated my Nvidia drivers, and just had another crash. I tried running in administrator mode, still getting crashes. Verified integrity of game cache, and deleted/reinstalled Warband: it's still happening. Any ideas about what might be going on?  :mad:

My specs:
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-8350
Vishera 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 990FXA-UD3 (CPU 1)
Graphics
DUAL-DVI ([email protected])
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (MSI)
Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB (SSD)
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA)
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-24B1ST i
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

My rgl_log:
Starting new log file.
Version:  1.173

rgl_post_warning_line: Unable to get technique with name standart_noskin_bump_nospecmap_Instanced
-- OS: Microsoft  (build 9200), 64-bit
-- RAM: Available physical RAM: 4095MB/4096MB
-- CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor (AuthenticAMD)
- L1 cache size: 16K
- L2 cache size: 2048K
- CPU Features: FPU MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 HTT MmxExt
- Number of CPUs: 8 ( Speed: ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz / ~4018MHz )

-- GPU:
- D3D9 Adapter: 0 / Driver: nvd3dum.dll / Description: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
- Texture Memory: 4095 ( Available Texture Memory: 4054 )

Received stats and achievements from Steam

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Setting Map Min Y =  -145.000000
Setting Map Max Y =  145.000000
Setting Time Multiplier =  0.250000
Setting Seeing Range Multiplier =  6.500000
Setting Track Spotting Multiplier =  0.800000
Setting player_wounded_treshold =  5.000000
Setting hero_wounded_treshold =  15.000000
Setting Skill Prisoner Management Bonus =  5
Setting Skill Leadership Bonus =  3
Setting Base Companion Limit =  20
Setting player_xp_multiplier =  2.000000
Setting hero_xp_multiplier =  2.000000
Setting regulars_xp_multiplier =  3.000000
Setting damage_interrupt_attack_treshold =  3.000000
Setting damage_interrupt_attack_treshold_mp =  1.000000
Setting armor_soak_factor_against_cut =  0.800000
Setting armor_soak_factor_against_pierce =  0.650000
Setting armor_soak_factor_against_blunt =  0.500000
Setting armor_reduction_factor_against_cut =  1.000000
Setting armor_reduction_factor_against_pierce =  0.500000
Setting armor_reduction_factor_against_blunt =  0.750000
Setting horse_charge_damage_multiplier =  1.000000
Setting couched_lance_damage_multiplier =  0.650000
Setting fall_damage_multiplier =  3.000000
Setting shield_penetration_offset =  30.000000
Setting shield_penetration_factor =  3.000000
Setting missile_damage_speed_power =  1.900000
Setting melee_damage_speed_power =  2.000000
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Scan Module Sounds =  1
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Setting multiplayer_walk_enabled =  0

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loading time:  23711
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load_map_data complete.
Init_map complete.
init_meta_mission complete.
launch complete.
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