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[Patched]AMD drivers locking fan speed to 20% and killing GPUS. WATCH YOUR CARDS

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AMD is going to get burned at the stake for this sporadic/unexplained issue that may be card and/or OS-specific while people still buy 3.5GB 970s for $400

 

pun intended? :P

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I doubt anyones gpu actually died because of this, the cards are designed to downclock and in the end shut off if they reach too high temperature and avoid damage.


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Fine here, running the 15.11.1 beta though


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there is look well:  fan speed     on/OFF

                               (auto) 20%)

 

I'm not blind. That option is not there on my system: ;)

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(I set it to 30% target fan speed myself. All it does is run the reference fan on one of my 290's to cool the VRMs and Vram with the Corsair HG-10 and H55 AIO. Other 290 has a kraken G10 + H55 AIO.)

 

The flickering minimap on GTAV and Fallout 4 made me go back to 15.11. I have a 290 (XFX) didn't hit me, or I'm not aware it did. I literally removed crimson 2hours after installing.

 

There's a fix for the flickering map in Fallout 4. Just google and you'll find it. 

 

Getting great performance in all my games with Crimson so far. 


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Ahem, 980 Ti owner here. Haven't crashed on an Nvidia driver since before 980 Ti came out.

Same here. I've been through the 755m, 980 & 980 Ti without issues. I guess we're the lucky ones.


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I'd love to crack a joke about how this makes me like my GTX 980 a bit more, but somebody's not going to have any of it, jump on my ass, and tell me one of many reasons that I don't give two shits about as to how I'm wrong.

 

Sucks for those affected.


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I've had both Nvidia and AMD drivers for some time, and if you're running single card configs then they're apples for apples and both have their fair share of issues depending on what games you're playing... When it comes to SLI and XFire configurations they both suck average balls, with Nvidia sucking slightly less. 

 

To be fair, a lot of it probably comes down to the developer not optimising for multi-GPU setups. 


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My brother installed the Crimson driver for the HD 7950 (aka R9-280) on our Intel (i5-4690K) system...and did not pick up on this problem. I just ran GPU-Z's render test to heat the card up, and the fan speed automatically increases as GPU temperature / load increase. Fan speed, when left on automatic, have been observed to exceed 40% in my brief testing. I have also conducted the same test on my HD 7970's (aka R9-280X), and the outcome are similar to as the HD 7950.

 

A friend of mine still has a HD 5850. Since the HD 5000 series is now moved to Legacy support, we can only test it on the 15.7.1 (Crimson Edition Beta) drivers. I may/will update on this once we find out if his HD 5850 is affected by the locked fan speed problem.

EDIT: HD 5850 is unaffected by the bug using 15.7.1 Crimson Beta Drivers.

 

I may be able to request a test on the Crimson Drivers with a R9-390 (MSI R9-390 Gaming 8GB).

 

From speculation, the problem only affects certain cards.

 

For reference:

  • HD 7950 is a Sapphire Vapor-X variant. GPU-Z recognizes the GPU as a HD 7900 series
  • One of the HD 7970 is a Sapphire Vapor-X GHz Edition ('Tahiti XT2' core). GPU-Z and drivers recognize the chip as a HD 7900 / R9-200.
  • The second HD 7970 is a Sapphire Dual-X non-GHz Edition (original 'Tahiti XT' core).

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Taking it a little personal, aren't we? FYI, my computer is on the floor and I can definitely tell the difference between my gpu fans running at 30% (in my case) and anything that's higher whilst gaming. Maybe if people didn't listen to their music at ear bleeding levels they might actually be able to notice the difference. :rolleyes:

wow. first of all, what the hell is up with you and generalization. I listen with my headphones (32 ohms) at around 40% volume (I don't have a decibel reading, though I am sure you do). Next, now that you don't have an argument, you bash on me because of my avatar. You are seriously worse than trash. I like anime and manga, deal with it. Also, I find it funny how you add it after the fact, with the sole purpose of defamation as shown through the guy who quoted it before addition.


 

 

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Seem like my card is not affected by this.

Kinda weird how this kill card though since thermal throttle will kick in when it reached critical temperature and probably will shutdown the PC. It's not like 320.18 overvolted them Thermi.


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I'm not blind. That option is not there on my system: ;)

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(I set it to 30% target fan speed myself. All it does is run the reference fan on one of my 290's to cool the VRMs and Vram with the Corsair HG-10 and H55 AIO. Other 290 has a kraken G10 + H55 AIO.)

There's a fix for the flickering map in Fallout 4. Just google and you'll find it.

Getting great performance in all my games with Crimson so far.

I didn't notice a performance boost in my games tbh. they run locked at 60, 1080. Because my monitor is ancient [emoji14] and they were already running smooth. With the exception of fallout.. (Ofc) the thing dips to 50 when I look randomly at something. Its alright, I barely play it anyway
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So I  have the new drivers and well... All I had to do was open MSI afterburner and boom 100% fan speed ( I can tell by the noise )...    I have a R9 270x.

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Crimson... The color of your wrists when you come home and find your Fury melted.

From my understanding the fury cards were not affected nor have any suicide attempts yet happened.

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Does this affect GCN 1.0 cards or just the Tahiti chips?


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So, was this an accident or on purpose from AMD??


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So, was this an accident or on purpose from AMD??

Hah, that's a laugh. AMD doing this on purpose would be a death sentence for them. The possibility of losing consumer trust would be too likely, and they need every advantage they can get right now.


Why is the God of Hyperdeath SO...DARN...CUTE!?

 

Also, if anyone has their mind corrupted by an anthropomorphic black latex bat, please let me know. I would like to join you.

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Does this affect GCN 1.0 cards or just the Tahiti chips?

 

Tahiti is GCN 1.0

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Tahiti is GCN 1.0

 

I know. But in GCN 1.0 there is also Pitcairn and Cape Verde 


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Crimson... The color of your wrists when you come home and find your Fury melted.

From my understanding the fury cards were not affected nor have any suicide attempts yet happened.

 

You need to game something whats barely running 1440p 60fps so that the fans start up anyways, but I understand that you guys are just joking about what ifs.

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AMD is going to get burned at the stake for this sporadic/unexplained issue that may be card and/or OS-specific while people still buy 3.5GB 970s for $400

 

And don't forget the NVcrusader logic of conveniently forgetting that Nvidia did the same thing in 2011 (8800/ 9800 series) as well as a very similar derp with Fermi (GTX 4xx / 5xx)


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