AMD's Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

AMD's Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

AMD's Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

AMD's Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat


AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson drivers has been hailed by many people as a great improvement by most publications and AMD users, but the change has not been hassle free for everyone. 

One bug with this new driver is that they can cause the GPUs default fan profile to go haywire, locking the GPUs fan speed to a certain speed, which for some is an overly load 100% and for others it is 20%, which causes some GPUs to overheat during gameplay. AMD has acknowledged the issue and has promised a Hotfix driver which will be published today. 



Below is a statement that we have received from AMD this morning, reiterating the fact that a fix for this issue will be out later today. 


       We’re aware of isolated reports of low fan states following the installation of Radeon Software ‘Crimson Edition’ on select Radeon GPUs. Our engineering teams have identified and addressed this issue, and we intend to release a hotfix on amd.com this coming Monday, November 30th.


Many AMD users have reported that their GPUs have overheated and stopped working entirely because of this issue, so hopefully AMD will have a fix out soon, and will be helping those who have suffered from hardware damage because of this issue. 


You can join the discussion on AMD's Fan Speed issue in their recent Radeon Software Crimson Drivers on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

30-11-2015, 05:17:03

The issue is that profiles don't properly save. Sometimes fan speed will be set to auto and sometimes it will be set to manual. Game profiles don't save either so hopefully that will be fixed as well.Quote

30-11-2015, 05:28:48

thought my GPU was dieing, idle at 40 Degrees, must be this issue lolQuote

30-11-2015, 06:58:59

I just thought that was normal? lol
I noticed my fan was on auto and it was constantly at 19%...thought nothing of it.Quote

30-11-2015, 10:22:22

Hmm, didn't seem to be a problem with the Asus GPU software package installed.
It's always been a bit of a tossup in my mind as to which software suite overrode the other.
My temperatures on a 290x DCUii actually seemed to drop a few degrees under gaming load?
Although my house is not insulated and it's now regularly lower than 0c outside.
GOGO gadget AMD space heater!Quote

30-11-2015, 19:01:05

You guy's still running on air???Quote

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