is anybody outside of this subreddit acknowledging this problem? I mean, I haven't looked but I'm just wondering. I haven't been affected but I'm still pretty annoyed that this is happening to people.
It's being discussed on spanish forums and other places, definitely something that has happened to quite a bit of users. But it seems not many that got their GPU completely burnt like mine.
Bunch of people mentioning it on different forums internationally. The thing is that there's really nothing indicating that anything is wrong, I think that there's currently bunch of people killing their cards without any indication of anything being wrong.
Initiate an RMA, and cite the driver fan control issue as your reason. If you are out of the warranty period, and they don't help you, persist and post to their twitter / facebook pages.
The manufacturer of my card is Sapphire, so I'll have to initiate the RMA with them? They're not responsible for driver issues though, so it's like AMD will say: Do that to sapphire, and sapphire will say, go complain to AMD.
The Radeon Crimson driver is very buggy so I reverted back to the 15.11.1 beta driver. All is fine again. What I don't understand is that AMD released this driver. A big release like this should be bug free. It makes me wonder what the hell they've been doing since Omega.
How did you revert back? Using DDU? Cause the new DDU version for some reason does not open on my pc : /
have no bugs for me, as doesnt have for most other users.
I had this issue as well. I was surprised at how silent my gpu was, even when gaming. So I looked at CCC, or Radeon Settings, had turned off automatic fan speed and locked them at 20%.
My new fury hit 84 C a few days ago, usually tips at 60 C. So glad I caught it and noticed the lack of noise before it got hotter.
Chill out.. ;(
I think this is an issue with AfterBurner/GPUtweak/Trixx in conjunction with the new Crimson Drivers.
It happens even if I don't have afterburner running.
Got afterburner, fan profile was set to AUTO from start, had no need for anything more since GPU is in 60s at most.
I don't use any of those programs
Correct me if i'm wrong but, don't GPU's downclock if a certain temperature is reached, and if the temps keep rising, don't they shutdown if they go over their max temperature threshold?
Mine did not downclock the speeds when it decided to lock my fan speed to 20%, inching higher and higher until at 95 degrees I noticed artifacts...
Now, other question. Do drivers control that behavior or not? Because if yes, then... well... rip.
Is this happening to everyone? My auto fan speed says 40% and my 7850 is running under 50c in guild wars (only 3d game I'm playing right now). My cpu is water cooled so the inside of the case is nice and cool.
I'm not sure how this can happen. Your Computer should shut down once any part of it reaches a temp that is far to hot.
I use Speedfan to control my case, cpu and VGA fans - works better than the stock bios settings... I suggest everyone to use a 3rd party software to control the fans or roll back to a previous driver. This driver is full bugs anyway, let's hope they'll release a quick fix.
my fan speed become stuck at 41% and even afterburner wasn't able to override it. wound up going back to 15.7.1 earlier and really noticed the fps loss in fallout 4 but oh fucking well i guess. got my fan control back.
I tried, I had a custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner but Crimson decided instead my fans should be locked at 20%...
As a 280x owner I am suddenly VERY on edge...
Same here. I am currently not behind my PC, but I really want to know whether anything happened to it...
Same card here. New drivers and havnt had a problem everything is fine for me so idk..
This is fucked, I usually don't monitor temps in game unless there is a specific reason to.
Same thing happened to me in Star Citizen PTU and I was getting major stuttering and artifacting. I now get random artifacts while playing in crossfire. I'm pretty pissed off that this has probably fked my cards.
Just wanted to add that my card also died after installing crimson.
you guys need to make a place online to congregate and consider class action if there are enough unlucky people this happened to. these drivers were certified and should not have come with such a serious issue. that's what betas are for.
Crimson is do damn buggy it was a struggle to even upgrade after several clean installs of drivers. When I finally got it to work I had worse performance. A major release like this should not be buggy like that.
AMD PR views the crimson UI launch as a HUGE success. Never mind that underlying core was rushed through QA.
My card didn't die but obviously I'm worried about it shortening the lifespan of the thing.
I have this same issue. I have to fiddle with settings for a few minutes otherwise I'll get done playing some FO4 or something and find my fan speed is stuck at 16% (the minimum on my custom MSI Afterburner fan curve) and hitting 83C. Luckily I have a lot of fans blowing on it and it won't go above into that super danger zone but still.
That fucking sucks ass dude.
I had this happen to me and my R9 280x just yesterday. It's like the fans were on vacation until the core hit 90c, then they kicked on and started screaming!
I'm fairly certain GPU's and CPU's have hardware checks in them that shut them off when they hit a certain temperature. If they put this function in the software it's a huge design flaw.
Just checked Radeon Settings, my first GPU is still set to auto, but my other GPU was set to manual & 35%. That explains why both my GPUs were at 95 degrees yesterday as opposed to just the ASUS one.
HD 7870, no problems, fans are normal
R9 270x toxic , out of the 3 I have , 1 died after updating to the new driver , it didn't happen right after installing , it happened after a few days.
Started paying attention to it yesterday because of all the reports and it seems my 7970 was indeed running very hot (81 degrees celsius) with the fan speed stuck at a low 20/25 (I don't remember which one) like nothing was going on. I've tried both Trixx and Afterburner, sometimes the auto fan settings seem to work, sometimes they don't. Setting it to manual does work, however.
That is almost impossible, these cards have safety and will turn off before anything gets damaged. You probably just had a defective card and the fan bug just sped up the impending death.
Mine did not downclock to save itself from reaching 95 degrees...
Jesus, this sounds like a nightmare. Looks like I better just wait to update drivers.
Oh god, I have a 280x, this is BAD news.
My card seems stable on CS:GO, must only be high end cards that are affected my shit 2GB 260x OC Edition crap card seems to be running smoothly
I don't think this has anything to do with high-end, low-end or any specific series of Amd gpus.
afterburner profiles will not work once this bug affects you. my fan speed became stuck at 41% until I went back to 15.7.1
Hello, my r9 270x burned 2 days ago, i still have RMA will it be accepted because of this issue? =/
There was no such issue. And you can always RMA, if it's not your fault in warranty period.
Why do you guys put the fan profile in Radeon Software on low settings then? It's a maximum fan speed not a set fan speed, so if you put it on 100% it won't go 100% unless it needs to, so if you put it on 21% obviously your card will burn..
I didn't set it to anything, I've been running on auto for two years without an issue, I play CSGO which does not demand much power from my GPU and never gets this hot.
Point is, people (including me) didn't touch the damn fan settings in Radeon Settings. It sets the fans to max 20% without asking. I even have the thing turned off yet it caps at 20% unless I manually set the fanspeed to something higher.
I suggest everyone reading check out these threads and spread the word to prevent further damage.
I also saw my GPU at 95°C Ingame for like 60 sek. I immediately Alt F4d and redisabled Fan control. So Could mine also be damaged now ?
It is possible, but not likely. So long as it wasn't for prolonged use, you should be fine. Go ahead and revert to 15.11.1b to be safe until Crimson is properly patched! I wouldn't risk it with this bug.
I inadvertently and unknowingly tested this with my 7870 yesterday.
I feel like the new drivers also burned my 7950. My PC crashed while playing with the new drivers and now I am back on the old but i have some weird things showing sometimes up on my monitor and my computer crashes sometimes with strange stripes on it while gaming.
No, they should not. Looks like provocation, or schoolboy whining. If videocard goes hot, it'll throttle. Another interesting thing, is that he post this to
don't know why you were downvoted for this so I upvoted you since it's a legitimate question. people say every time you reboot you need to adjust it until the hotfix and I'd still check it even after the hotfix for a week or so to feel safe. also, sometimes after closing a game a few people found they had to do it again. one person also mentioned while playing a game it was suddenly set to and stuck at a low speed. so use an osd and keep glancing up at it to be on the safe side or revert to the recent driver that worked safely for you before crimson. hotfix being released today so may as well wait for that and peoples' input on it though if you haven't rolled back by now.
My GPU just doesn't do anything now. The fans spin and it displays internet, albeit at about 4fps, but whenever I open a game my PC either ignores it completely or just dies
Remember guys, AMD Drivers aren't bad anymore and are better than NVIDIA. OP is clearly a NVIDIA shill /s
BTW DV'ers, I happened to point out crimson driver issue with fans about half day/day before got post all over the gaming subs...what did i receive for my troubles, bunch of AMd fanboys DV'ing..
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