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    Post FFXIV Multiboxing and crashing

    Hey guys,

    I'm currently trying to do 12 multibox on FFXIV and I've been constantly crashing non-stop. Was hoping to get some help from here.

    Here are my PC specs

    Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
    Memory - 64GB
    GPU - AMD Radeon RX 5700

    Games are placed in SSDs.

    I've been monitoring all the GPU/VRam/Ram/CPU Utility%. Both RAM, GPU and CPU Utility % are pretty low. VRam Utility is almost maxed out though at 8176mb.

    The crashes I've received are mostly directX errors or the entire PC just crashing into black screen, with the PC still running but unable to interact in any way.

    The error reports I've been receiving looks mainly like these.

    Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
    Code: 141
    Parameter 1: ffffaa838a656050
    Parameter 2: fffff806567309f0
    Parameter 3: 0
    Parameter 4: 3b44
    OS version: 10_0_18363
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 768_1
    OS Version: 10.0.18363.
    Locale ID: 1033

    I'm a weebit miffed on what to do and honestly have no clue if this new PC i've bought has faulty parts or is my PC too weak to run 12 FFXIV clients on lowest settings. If it is too weak, which parts should I upgrade in order to run 12 and if possible, up to 16-24 clients.

    I've also read that its generally recommended to have at least 1 CPU core per client, is this true? If so, is the issue actually on the number of my CPU cores (6+12 i believe) even though its utility % is really low?

    Do appreciate all the help folks, thanks.

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    The 1 core per game is a general rule of thumb, and usually for the lower numbers. i.e. 4 cores and 4 games. Once you start going above 8 games it is usually less of a requirement. Most of the rule of thumbs are going to be for "normal" team sizes, and not mass multiboxing teams, where it gets more flexible.

    As for your crashes. The easy test would be, do you have the same issue when running 10 clients, rather than 12. If not, and the vram pressure is lessened (i.e. down to about 6.5GB by my rough calc), then the most likely cause is going to be the lack of vram.

    The error is a hardware issue, so whether it is overload or actual faulty device, only further testing will tell.

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    FFXIV is a bit more demanding than WoW - I played the game on the lowest settings x4, using a 2070 and while my processor is a bit older it still struggled sometimes.
    I echo bob, try with less clients and see where it gets you.

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    Try to figure out how much vram is in use, by using "msi afterburner".

    Random link which show pics on how to change the needed settings: (find the current updated version of msi afterburner elsewhere though).

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