Ok. So it's been over 1 year since i built this pc and my RX 480 gigabyte 8gb is still making fun of me. It's not a cheap video card. It's not that cheap in order to be able to work less than 5 minutes in EVERY SINGLE GAME. Crashing without any error ( excepting the wattman default settings)
What i tried so far :
changed settings in wattman - fan speed, power limit, frequency
Used MSI afterburner to change the settings( 0 effect so i deleted it)
I reinstallet like 20-25 times the drivers ( not joking, it's been 1 year ). no driver package has been able to solve my problem
Sometimes setting up the power limit up to 50% and incresing the fan speed gave me some extra minutes of gameplay, crashing in the end anyway though.
I searched all over the internet for a solution to this problem which many AMD RX 480 users encountered. I really do appreciate if someone can help me with this problem, thanks !
this is only two error,in fortnite and fifa 18
cpu:intel pentium g4560
gpu:gigabyte rx 480 8gb
motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H
PSU:be quiet sb8 550w
You definitely want to leave that power limit positively maxed at 50. Now what happens at times even though it is supposed to be in spec is the card starts throttling do to heat. I set my temperature slide max at 65 and the min all the way down to the bottom. This keeps the card much cooler and I have zero issues with this on my RX 580.
I do also disable all the Windows 10 gaming and DVR functions. I also have my performance setting on HIGH PERFORMANCE not balanced. In addition I disable Hibernation and Fast Startup. I find that all these changes help stability greatly and I rarely have an issue. Before these changes was a constant nightmare of crashes.
There will always be games that no matter the tweak will not work. But if you do these things and it does still crash. Start changing settings up and down on and off individually in a game. Often it may be one setting causing the issues. Do also report these specific issues to AMD with a bug report. The link is in Radeon Settings or on the driver download page in orange to the right.
If none of that helps then I would start suspecting hardware. Most likely culprits are power supply, memory and the card itself. I would say that more often than not that when it is hardware issue the power supply is the issue.
Hope this helps.
Luckily I have a double your money back guarantee on the advice! So if you upped the power limit and it made it worse then I would suspect a power delivery issue. I would likely try a new power supply of good quality 80+ gold or better. Realize when you get in these issues that finding the culprit can lead to one thing after another. You can google how to check your current power supply. Some others around here may chime in with some more and or better advice. You can open a support ticket with AMD too: Email Form
my computer give this windows errors
DPC Watchdog diolention
kernel security check failure
memory manage this error i see every day
system service exepcion
page fault in nonpaged area this error see today
kernel lock entry
IRQL not less or equal
OCCT is a utility for checking graphics card and power supply. It is pretty awesome and gives you a nice report of your power draw and if it is all where it is supposed to be. This might help you narrow things down.