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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

I managed to resolve the problems and get my machine working again by finding out which driver update added Wattman support to my R9 390. I then completely uninstalled current drivers (17.1.1), and installed the drivers from BEFORE Wattman support was added for my card. Worked perfectly and my card is usable again.

The contributing causes seemed to be:

1. Wattman did not like Dual Monitor Setup. AT ALL.

2. Wattman could not handle overclocking of the card, even when only using Wattman to overclock, and only very slightly adjusting any clock speed my display went into a frenzy.

3. Wattman also didn't like overclocking from any 3rd Party apps e.g. Afterburner, as soon as any settings changed Wattman crashed, showed the same error message as OP and required a restart to fix, which then set my cards Memory Clock to an abysmally low 150Mhz. Unfortunately, since Wattman couldn't handle adjusting any overclocking settings itself, if I tried to set the Memory Clock back to 1500MHz stock for the card, the whole thing died again. Rinse and repeat.

So my solution was to backdate my drivers before Wattman support was added (in my case this was driver version 16.11.5). This is far from ideal, but I'm not playing any most current titles that would require the newest drivers, so for now I'm okay. Conclusion: Wattman is busted for the R9 390 at least, and from a quick glance at this forum thread many more cards are affected. I can see the clean DRIVERS ONLY install working, since that won't add Wattman to your system. I might get around to trying this but not sure I can be bothered with the hassle.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

I just bought and rx480 4 days ago. The good thing is i have 3 pcs to test and all nvidia cards

my friend also has a 460 bought 1 month ago

I get also this messages to windows 10, had problems in windows 7, it also updated to 32 bit while it was 64bit windows

Last night tried to uninstall from my pc the latest drivers 480rx from windows 10, and whole system was freezing again and again

I couldnt uninstal and not even install again. After 10+ restarts and safe modes managed to make them work  again

Messages still pop up like before.

I tried to run plant vs zombies with my son and i couldnt game closes and says directx problem

In conclusion, replacing them with the nvidia cards all problems dissapeared

Clear AMD didnt test the drivers enough. I am very dissapointed and i see no reason for anyone to go to amd cards

Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

From the AMD Support Forums - Rules & Regulations and Terms of Membership


This is a user to user English language only Support Forum.

If you're looking for official one on one technical support, you need to open a ticket with AMD support.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

i have the r9 385x i been waiting for a new update before i even try using

the software. Ive kept it as installed without the applications through

custom in the installer. I only choose the drivers and i haven't had any

issues at all with it since. Maybe a future update will address these

issues. cheers.

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:34 AM, buddhamachine <amd-external@jiveon.com>

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Adept III
Adept III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

Here is how to fix it, guys: HOW TO FIX "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

Please, answer the topic saying if it fixed the issue or not.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

Hello everyone,

I believe I have good news for all of you. I manage to fix this problem by myself last night and it didn't require any guru skills.

I'm off this kind of people who hate reading forums and instead of a plain suggestion they see hundreds of post saying that they have this problem too. This doesn;t help and make forums boring as F^%%^&%k

So straight to the point.

1. Login to Windows

2. Uninstall any 3rd party app the may affect the video card even if it's not running. e.g MSI Afterburner, MSI gaming app, EVGA precision etc

3. Download DDU and select the option to uninstall in Safe Mode.

4. There is another option in DDU to delete the relevant AMD installation folder mark as not recommended but feel free to do it.

5. Once the uninstallation completes and the system is rebooted go to the Device Manager

6. Under display, adapters uninstall the relevant videocard driver.

7. Run windows updates so they install default video card drivers (if you skip this step and try to install immediately the AMD drivers you might get the message that no AMD card was discovered.)

8. When windows finish installing the updates proceed by installing the latest official AMD drivers.

It worked on three different machines with the same issue, I believe ti will work for you also.

Cheers and keep help each other

G

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

Can you please tell us what hardware and windows version you have?

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

At last I managed to capture som interesting information with gpu monitor.

26/02/2017 21:04:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:35°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1090rpm, GPU0 load:65%, Vmem usage:64%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1045 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:04:50 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:41°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1245rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:66%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:05:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:42°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1217rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:80%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:05:50 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:45°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1332rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:06:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:48°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1333rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:06:50 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:49°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1335rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:07:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:52°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1322rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:07:50 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:53°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1307rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:08:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:54°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1279rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:08:50 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:56°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:1277rpm, GPU0 load:100%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:1050 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:500 MHz

26/02/2017 21:09:20 Radeon (TM) R9 Fury Series: GPU0 temp:511°C, PCB temp:0°C, FAN:100%, GPU0 load:0%, Vmem usage:81%, Memory Controller load:0%, Video Engine load:0%, GPU0:0 MHz, Shader:0 MHz, Memory:0 MHz

Guess where the computer crashed     There is something wrong with the temperature sensors or the software. 511°C can melt Zink and Lead. And the circuitboard should catch fire? I was very lucky to catch this, since the miss reading only appear for a second or something. It took many crashes to find this out.

I do not get a wattman message after reboot, since I run the 16.1 driver for now. I use Windows 7 and a Radeon R9 Fury X water cooled.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Problem: "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure"

Psu: Evga 850W SuperNOVA 80+Gold

CPU: Intel i7 6700K 4.4Ghz Cooler:

Noctua DH-15s Dual Fan

Mobo: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 RAM: G.SKILL 16GB (2X8GB) DDR4 3200MHZ TRIDENT Z 

VGA: MSI R9 390 8GB

Sound card:  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe SSD1:

Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB M.2 

SSD2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB 

HDD1: WD Caviar Black 2TB 

HDD2: Barracuda Toshiba SATA 2.5 160 GB

OS: Windows 10 64bit latest build

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