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ngm
Adept I

Disabling Multi-Plane Overlay seems to fix Black Screens and Driver Timeouts

EDIT: Nevermind. It crashed again.

In my last Post (https://community.amd.com/t5/drivers-software/22-10-2-black-screens-and-driver-timeouts/m-p/552213#M...) i talked about having random black screens and driver timeouts which the recent drivers claimed to fix but didn't.

After disabling Multi-Plane Overlay (MPO) in windows all the crashes and driver timeouts are finally gone!

How To: https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5157/~/after-updating-to-nvidia-game-ready-drive...

What i noticed is that in my case i only had the issues when using multiple monitors with mixed (high and low) refresh rates.

Watching a video in Google Chrome or moving a window from the high refresh rate screen to the low refresh rate one gave me heavy sutters.

But for now - it's all gone.

Users on Reddit also mention positive results:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/yvyqc7/disabling_multiplane_overlay_mpo_fixed_all/

My System:

AMD Ryzen 5800X3D
MSI Radeon 6800XT Gaming X Trio
Driver Version 22.11.1

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p0t
Journeyman III

yep it fixed the Black Screens for me as well

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cpurpe91
Volunteer Moderator

I don't have any serious issues, but I am curious as to why MPO is even a thing since I can't see the difference between my experience with it on and without it enabled. 

ASRock X570 Taichi, Ryzen 7 5700X, 32GB RAM 3200Mhz, Gigabyte RX 6800 XT Gaming OC, Corsair HX1000 1000 Watt Fully Modular PSU, Win11Pro
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uncyler825
Adept III

Disabling Multi-Plane Overlayis is a temporary solution and is not better.

Disabling MPO may cause associated features not to work.

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