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Rx 480 freezing/hangs on Certain Video games

Question asked by dutchoper72 on Apr 14, 2017
Latest reply on May 8, 2017 by dutchoper72

ok so, I have this odd issue with some games. The issue is when playing, I will out of no where freeze for about 5-15 seconds while in-game. It doesn't crash all the time, but it usually pops me back into the game with no issue. However what is odd, is the fact that its not every game that I play. Its a wide range of games that all worked fine at one point....well save for Shadow Warrior 2.


Current games that Freeze, with small describe.


Shadow Warrior 2 - The game will constantly freeze, give me a black loading screen, but then put me back into game with no issues, until it happens again. Freeze times vary a lot, sometimes takes and hour, other times I have only 1 and the game is fine for 3 hours. 60 fps, game on ultra. I did try on lower settings....and it still happens no matter what settings. This game has also shutoff my computer twice and has also hard crashed it many times. Overclocking has had very small effect as default wattman was worse.


Payday 2 - Game will freeze, but will load me back in within 5 - 7 seconds


War Thunder - Game will freeze, but fixes itself within 7 - 15 seconds


Mass Effect Andromeda - Game is very crash happy, and has freezes that don't fix itself


What is most odd, are games like BF1 or Arma 3 will have no issues like this. The common factor that i see happen is my control center crashing, and then not fixing itself. Yet i do not get the notification of it crashing and recovering via windows. It will hang up, then pop back up but all see through until I hard kill it via task manger. Nothing seems to be spiking (Save for shadow warrior 2 which went up to 511 C gpu for a split second) and all levels seem green in wattman.




Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Creators update)


    AMD Phenom II X6 1050T    47 °C

    Thuban 45nm Technology


    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)


    Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. M68MT-S2P (Socket M2)    45 °C


    E24-C1 (1920x1080@60Hz) (TV)

    2236 (1920x1080@60Hz) (Computer monitor)

    4096MB ATI Radeon RX 480 Graphics (XFX Pine Group)    54 °C


    931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    36 °C

    931GB Western Digital WDC WD10 EZEX-00BN5A0 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)    32 °C

    930GB Western Digital WD My Book 1110 USB Device (USB (SATA))    42 °C

Optical Drives

    HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH14NS40 SCSI CdRom Device


    Realtek High Definition Audio


All those temps are idle. Once in-game it sits about 60 C or lower for CPU and Mother. While GPU is around 70 C or lower.


Any help would be nice. I have been using amd for a long time and this is a first. Can't tell if its the games or the card/control center.