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srs13rastus
Adept III

18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

Since updating to 18.1.1 I've tried multiple times to save an oc profile yet the memory always resets itself to 800MHz instead of 940MHz REGARDLESS of the settings I've applied.

Trying to load any profile has the same result memory clocks set to 800MHz.

Every time I start the PC I'm now checking memory clocks and it's always @ 800MHz.

The only reason I even noticed this was I was running FH3 and it kept crashing for no apparent reason.

Can anyone at AMD actually answer WHY this is happening?

Given the total lack of info from AMD regarding their next GPU's I'm seriously thinking about jumping on the team green bandwagon (after 8 YEARS as an AMD customer for both CPU & GPU) as I'm getting seriously narked that AMD consistently FAIL to be competitive in the HEDT GPU market.

Seems like AMD have forgotten us gamers in favour of the server market share they've missed out on since Opteron days.

Really starting to feel like a Mushroom.... Kept in the dark and fed on B*******t.....

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kingfish
MVP

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

In that game profile...enable 'Histograph'. There is a bug that doesn't load the profile (after a few restarts) and defaults to Global settings. Enabling 'histograph' is a work around.

This of course assumes you do not hae any third party graphics controllers installed on your computer..active or not. Afterburner, Trixx, Asus, etc.

srs13rastus
Adept III

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

Doesn't work for me the problem is it's not actually saving the memory settings I picked so even loading a saved profile the memory defaults to 800MHz and NOT the GPU's default of 940MHz REGARDLESS of what I'm doing.

It's NOT just FH3 it's every time I turn on the PC memory is at 800MHz, even if I set it to my chosen 6% core clocks and 1040MHz memory all of a sudden I'll check it and lo and behold it's back at 800MHz but the core clock is as I set it.

It also does this if I exit Wattman and go back memory is back at 800MHz. eg Wattman open it's at 1040MHz click on global settings and immediately goto Wattman memory back at 800MHz.

AMD need to fix this as it's not a hardware or even a game issue, it's a driver/software problem... Either that or I jump ship and go team green next upgrade...

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benman2785
Big Boss

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

do you click apply in wattman?

also - there was a known bug that kingfish posted: so do you use MSI Afterburner or Trixx etc?

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
srs13rastus
Adept III

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

Seriously??? OFC I clicked on apply and no I don't have MSI nor Trixx so neither apply here.

As I stated the clocks revert to 800MHz NOT the card default of 940MHz

Just rolled back to 18.7.1 and created new saved profiles and the VRAM remains as I set it and also changes when I apply a saved profile.

It also no longer drops whenever exiting Wattman so it IS a driver/software problem with ver 18.1.1 and NOT a conflict with other software....

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benman2785
Big Boss

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

yes seriously - even i who uses PCs since 386er forget sometimes to click apply etc

download your bios with GPU-Z and check it with a Fury Bios-Editor (if you dont find one on github i have to search for it)
maybe

"It also no longer drops whenever exiting Wattman so it IS a driver/software problem with ver 18.1.1 and NOT a conflict with other software...."

i dont understand that sentence: so the ram is working fine now - because it doesnt drop when exiting wattman // but than you said it is a driver issue with 18.1.1 - why not using 18.8.1 (or is it just a typo)? // how do you know its not a conflict with other software - we both dont know; and can until we eliminate all other software than game running and driver

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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srs13rastus
Adept III

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

"yes seriously - even i who uses PCs since 386er forget sometimes to click apply etc "

Which is why I tried it repeatedly BEFORE ranting on the forums..... Not quite THAT idiotic that I don't try these things many times over including restarting the PC several times JUST to be sure. which BTW ALSO sets the VRAM to 800MHz not the cards ACTUAL default of 940MHz

BIOS is the same as when I was on 18.7.1 eg 4018

If you read the info I supplied I MEANT in ver 18.8.1 (18.1.1 was a typo on my part) closing Wattman and re-opening it causes the RAM to default to 800MHz.

same with closing radeon settings and re-opening and entering Wattman RAM has reset to 800MHz.

in 18.7.1 it no longer drops when exiting Wattman so the problem is with the drivers or software package which includes 18.8.1.

I don't have either Trixx nor MSI afterburner or any other overclocking software other than Ryzen Master.

The point I'm making is the issue is ONLY applicable to version 18.8.1 and no others....

And no it's not actually applying any VRAM overclocks as there is no change in fps rates, even when manually setting the RAM clocks and leaving Wattman open i.e. sat still facing the cliffs on the beach with no movement in the background fps remains @ 120 as it is @ 800MHz even when it's changed to 1040MHz whereas...

In 18.7.1 make any change to VRAM and get an instant change to fps rates i.e. 800MHz it's at 120 fps apply my overclocks and it instantly jumps upto 160+fps.

Ergo RAM overclocking is NOT being applied and NOR is it saving/applying profiles correctly....

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benman2785
Big Boss

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

ok

please report that bug to: http://amd.com/report
it is most likely that we dont find a workaround for that - and as i cant test it myself without a fury i just can speculate about the error

so all you can do is using 18.7.1

maybe you can use 18.8.1 when using different correct .inf file to use the 18.7.1 while your radeon settings is 18.8.1 - or vice versa

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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stuntduck
Journeyman III

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

I have this same issue as well. I would revert back to the previous driver if you aren't playing Monster Hunter or WOW.  As for your rant on switching to Nvidia, while their high end cards are more powerful, the drivers for team green suffer from issues as well.  I have a Nvidia card in my living room PC and their drivers don't even have built in overclocking software.  You could also try using an aftermarket overclocking software until the next driver update. 

srs13rastus
Adept III

Re: 18.1.1 memory defaults to 800MHz on Vega64

Thanks for the info about Nvidia guess I'll be sticking with Vega until AMD pull their fingers out their collective behinds and actually release something fast enough to run my 3 screens @ 144Hz.

Especially considering AMD pushed Eyefinity and Crossfire.... Seems to me they can't be bothered to support either feature properly anymore passing mGPU to game dev's was a massive mistake as none of them WANT to support it and AMD have YET to produce a card capable of actually running a game on 3 1080 144Hz screens without compromising on the quality settings.

Now the chatter is all 4K 4K 4K and with the advent of 120-144Hz 4K screens they'll likely fail to be able to keep up with that either... ohh well might just say screw it an get a chuffing POS console but that'd be a huge leap backwards sigh....

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