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mstfbsrn980
Grandmaster

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

RX580 has a power consumption of just over 150 watts. Increasing this power by 50% (with WattMan) causes a power close to 250 watts to pass through 8PIN cable. An ordinary 600w PSU cannot provide this power.

I am annoyed that this suggestion is recommended to all RX580 users. Because WRONG!

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pokester
MVP

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

Unfortunately when it doesn 't just throttle. It can often reset the driver and cause the screen to hang and audio loop in the background. 

I still think most of this comes from so many cards being OC editions but there bios the power set to reference spec. If they would fix this users would not have to tinker with AMD cards to get them stable. 

Fortunately for me I got a good couple years out of my RX 580 thanks to you giving me the same advice I passed on to the OP 

You are right though many think it is an overclock or dangerous to raise the power. In reality it is as you said still in spec. Also the power ceiling raise is dynamic. It only raise the power as needed anyway. It isn't like it operates at a constantly higher current like if you changed the voltage. 

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kingfish
MVP

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

Well it doesn't affect my RX580 or any other AMD card I've had. I suggest your issue is somewhere else.

pokester
MVP

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers


@mstfbsrn980 wrote:

RX580 has a power consumption of just over 150 watts. Increasing this power by 50% (with WattMan) causes a power close to 250 watts to pass through 8PIN cable. An ordinary 600w PSU cannot provide this power.

I am annoyed that this suggestion is recommended to all RX580 users. Because WRONG!




Yah you say that all the time we know we are all wrong. All the users that report this helps is wrong.  I have never had my power pull 600. My power supply on that machine is only 550 and it the card is rock solid once you raise the power limit and set an aggressive curve. 

It is fine for you to have an opinion and your experience may absolutely be different than most. It however doesn't make only you right. 

You really need to stop telling people how WRONG they are. Especially when you offer no helpful advice to the contrary and your opinion is so easily refuted time and time again. But I digress. it is a habit for you that I likely will never change. 

mstfbsrn980
Grandmaster

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

I thought that the owner of this topic has increased the power limit like your suggestion. This WattMan change may have corrupted the PSU.

EDIT: The damage I mentioned may occur over time. In short, the PSU of the OP is fauly with high probability. If there was a GPU problem, it would either not work at all or pixel artifacts would occur.

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pokester
MVP

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers


@mstfbsrn980 wrote:

I thought that the owner of this topic has increased the power limit like your suggestion. This WattMan change may have corrupted the PSU.


Now you are being totally ridiculous aside from being completely electrically impossible for that to happen. Lets pretend for a moment is was. If AMD gave you a feature you could adjust that could ruin your system. They would be liable for the damage. So no that is preposterous and stop trying to scare OP's with unfounded claims. 

mstfbsrn980
Grandmaster

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

If you have a good PSU and a good GPU, you can get very good performance by using 50% power limit with a good cooling system. This option was not added to solve a problem... LOL

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kingfish
MVP

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

Black Ops Cold War Max

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mstfbsrn980
Grandmaster

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

Perform OCCT 3D test for 1 minute, and please share the same picture while the test continues. I did not understand clearly what you were trying to prove. But perhaps you can understand what I am trying to tell by what I want. Different applications have different TDP. You can see this difference clearly with OCCT.

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Marisolar
Adept I

Re: Rx580 blackscreening after installing latest drivers

I am having the same issue as you with the 5500 xt i think we both experienced the same windows 10 update.

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