Recent drivers are unstable for RX 480

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by red00, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. red00

    red00 Active Member

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    Hello ... I have a serious problem with recent drivers on my RX 480 8GB.

    Since the driver released for Sekiro, I have this problem that my card seems to work a bit slower. My PC start-ups and in-game loadings seem to take a bit longer, and this is not everything. The main problem is that, in heavy enough games, in scenes where the screen is full of effects, specially scenes like explosions, burning buildings, sparkles, etc where my card is working with fans on high speed, and is under certain high level of processing, suddenly (usually after a big explosion or when I wait for too long in an area that's full of magical/burning effects) my monitor goes black (like in stand by mode) and my card's fans begin to roar like crazy at fullest speed, and I have no other choice but to turn off pc manually. even restarting won't work and my card remains in its miserable situation until I manually press power button.


    I switched back my driver to an older version (19.2.1) and now not only my loadings are a bit faster, and my windows works a bit faster in general, and even thought the performance is the same and my gpu is processing the same data and same heavy games and scenes, it NEVER crashes like how I described above.



    Win 10 Pro (updated)

    MSI RX 480 8GB OC

    16 GB RAM

    i7 4790K

    Any help will be appreciated. should I skip upgrading my driver forever from now on? :(
     
  2. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Monitor you clocks/usage/temps while gaming. You'll have a clue what is going on when the card crashes.
     
  4. red00

    red00 Active Member

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    Case is open and looks dust free. How can it be a temperature problem while it never crashes with older drivers?

    How do I do that? this happens in game. and when it happens, as I said monitor goes in stand by mode and I can't see anything untill I completely turnoff and turn on the pc again.
     

  5. hackslashX

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    You can try using AMD Link. Pair your computer and smartphone. All stats such as temperature, utilization, clocks will be visible on your smartphone. You can then check for any abnormalities that occur while you're gaming.
     
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  6. red00

    red00 Active Member

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    I did a quick test with Radeon Settings. During my test temperature barely passed 64 C at worst situations. other values and numbers seemed steady in my eyes, However GPU PWR factor was the most unstable one. it went up from 40-50 W in game, to 80 and sometimes 90W. I did not have any crash during my test this time. but whenever that factor went high and got close to 90, I felt the system's getting unstable and is close to crash.
    I know this test might not be reliable but thought it's better to share it with you guys.
     
  7. GlennB

    GlennB Master Guru

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    What kind of PSU do you have and how old is it? Only way to test the GPU is to get another one and see if it crashes.
     
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    red00 Active Member

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    750 W green. and it's 6 years old.
     
  9. red00

    red00 Active Member

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    I just searched the net. other people with same exact problem like mine claimed the culprit here might be PSU. Their description of problems is exactly like mine:

    https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gpu-crashes-fans-100.251266/
    https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/gpu-crashing-under-load.3264269/

    Take a look guys, and please, could you guide me how I can limit my card's power in favor of my possibly damaged PSU? to work a bit longer for a while? I currently have no budget to change the PSU.
     
  10. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    Just keep the driver that works, until you buy a new PSU.
     

  11. Embra

    Embra Master Guru

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    Is your cpu OCed??
    If so, try dropping the OC and see if that helps until you get a new PSU.
    I have that cpu, although it OC's great ... It runs hot and is a power hog.
     
  12. red00

    red00 Active Member

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    Nope, it's not.
     
  13. red00

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    I noticed these older ones also sometimes crash.
     
  14. Guns1

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    IMHO, your GPU is faulty. Try to lower a core clock a little.
     
  15. GlennB

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    A PSU will degrade over time slowly getting worse. See if you can borrow a PSU from someone else just to make sure your PSU is fine.
     

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    Read some (name of game) graphics performance tweak guides, lower some settings that may be overtaxing the card.
     

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