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

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I have a 280x from MSI and played ~20 hours Elite Dangerous with Crimson.

 

I have not noticed any problems, but I did not pay any mind to it...

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Love the bashing on team red when the same shit happened in 2010 for team green. Looks like I have to inform my AMD clients not to upgrade their drivers until it is 100% fixed regardless which AMD cards are affected.

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

 

At least from my findings so far...

 

 

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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to be fair though, If you're running a high end GPU and you're NOT monitoring your temperatures.. what are you doing? it takes nothing to run an OSD with a bit of info like power consumption and thermals

 

still, AMD screwed up here.. they've got a lot to answer for..


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I've now read all the pages and I'm asking myself...

"Has anyone on this forum had any issues with their card?" 

 

Everyone posts here saying "I've got the X card and have not had any issue so far...". It's my case also..two cards, two Crimsons, 0 issues. Just who the hell had those problems? Haven't seen any pictures of melting cards yet.

 

Sort of on topic>>>

Found this on reddit:

 

As much as I like AMD and their GPUs, I laughed my ass off...


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to be fair though, If you're running a high end GPU and you're NOT monitoring your temperatures.. what are you doing? it takes nothing to run an OSD with a bit of info like power consumption and thermals

 

still, AMD screwed up here.. they've got a lot to answer for..

just being a normal consumer? maybe 0.5% play games with OSD.mostly to check FPS. and maybe 0.01% play games with an OSD with more stats. its very annoying to play with an OSD. 

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to be fair though, If you're running a high end GPU and you're NOT monitoring your temperatures.. what are you doing? it takes nothing to run an OSD with a bit of info like power consumption and thermals

 

still, AMD screwed up here.. they've got a lot to answer for..

Most HUDs these days are bad enough, last thing I'd want to do is add an OSD to it ;) You don't pay top dollar to have to baby sit your hardware unless you're still working out your overclock.

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just being a normal consumer? maybe 0.5% play games with OSD.mostly to check FPS. and maybe 0.01% play games with an OSD with more stats. its very annoying to play with an OSD. 

 

 

Most HUDs these days are bad enough, last thing I'd want to do is add an OSD to it ;) You don't pay top dollar to have to baby sit your hardware unless you're still working out your overclock.

 

i don't know what kinda OSD you're running but i run mine in background and call it up whenever i need to with F4. very small, black text, top left corner and out of the way


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i don't know what kinda OSD you're running but i run mine in background and call it up whenever i need to with F4. very small, black text, top left corner and out of the way

Well I run one on my keyboard or a more detailed one on a aux screen when I'm tweaking and have a log running in the background so if an issue happens I can pull it up after the fact because lets face it you're not looking at your stats when something actually goes wrong but I know I'm a minority because I enjoy tweaking hardware, no way I'd expect the average Joe to be doing that and nor should they for that matter. IMO having to remember to pull up an OSD to keep tabs on your stats sounds just as annoying as having one on the screen, I know for sure I would always forget to check it regularly enough for it to be useful.

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Well I run one on my keyboard or a more detailed one on a aux screen when I'm tweaking and have a log running in the background so if an issue happens I can pull it up because lets face it you're not looking at your stats when something actually goes wrong. IMO having to remember to pull up an OSD to keep tabs on your stats sounds just as annoying as having one on the screen, I know for sure I would always forget to check it regularly enough for it to be useful.

I'm gonna get one of those keyboards actually so i can have a constant display, it can get annyoing


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AMD has a hot fix coming today, November 30th. At least that is what they acknowledged.


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I'm gonna get one of those keyboards actually so i can have a constant display, it can get annyoing

They're definitely handy if you like tweaking your hardware and even just for monitoring RAM/VRAM usage, clocks, etc., sadly it limits your KB choice to the point where I'm probably going to end up building a small standalone display to do the job. There are phone apps that'll do it but then you've gotta remember to turn your phone on and plug it in so the screen doesn't flatten you battery every time you sit down at the computer ;)

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Booted up my pc and just had that bug, but stuck on 100% fan speed.

 

It was ok until yesterday, I switched the manual fan control on and then back off and now the bug is active :c

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lets not get ahead of ourselves.... when u compare nvidia and amd drivers in 2015.... 95% of the time amds drivers were much better, more stable, had less issues than nvidia ones. Yes nvidia released more drivers than amd. but they were generaly worse quality then the ones from amd. Just went through nvidia reddit page and nvidia forums and u wouldnt believe how many issues nvidia users are having with their cards and drivers. Amd users have issues aswell but not ass many. The way i see it crimson is an exeption. Every good driver engineer will have bad day someday. (my opinion)


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i've got a 270x and crimson works fine for me, its faster and better than CCC has ever been for me

GPU temps are fine and my card did not burn out in a few hours of fallout 4


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i don't know what kinda OSD you're running but i run mine in background and call it up whenever i need to with F4. very small, black text, top left corner and out of the way

 

+1

 

Finally someone gets it.

 

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I have a second screen for that stuff (and chat/email etc)

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Finally someone gets it.

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So how come cards died? I mean afaik new ones should operate even fanless throttled to some degree and not die.

I noticed myself since my PC shut down couple of times when playing game so later on I did notice fan being low. First I though it was cause of MSI Afterburner in background with new AMD Radeon Crimson drivers. But I fixed it myself though.


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