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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Far too many crashes in almost every game I play.

My current pc build - 

GPU - RX 5700 XT

CPU - Ryzen 7 2700

RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gbx2 3600 mhz

Cooler - Corsair H100i Liquid cooler & stock nzxt fan

Motherboard - MSI MPG X570 Gaming pro carbon wifi

PSU - Corsair RM750

I don't play many games as I'm quite boring so I stick to mostly Call of duty games. Here and then I will play some single player games however I've had enough with the crashes. Ever since I switched over to the RX 5700 XT from the gtx 1060 I've been having constant issues all the time. Don't get me wrong, performance wise this computer and this GPU is amazing, but it can't keep a game running for whatever reason. On cold war recently I've been getting constant crashes which is anoying as I keep losing progress as my game shuts down midgame, I'm sure you could understand my frustration. In order to fix the non-stop game crashes overtime I have kept upgrading my parts thinking it was that the GPU is too much for the rest of my PC to handle. But now I'm at a point where I have spent a lot on this computer and it's amazing, but I can't put my finger on why am I still getting crashes.. I hope someone can give me a permanent resolve to this.

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Re: Far too many crashes in almost every game I play.

I'm in the same club. I have a Gigabyte RX 5600 XT with a similar issue but I can play for about an hour. I did notice the 20.8.3 driver is most stable so far. Stupid question, but did you run DDU graphics uninstaller before installing this card and install the latest driver or the one you prefer?

You can find older AMD drivers on here by searching "AMD previous drivers". One other thing that can cause this is a faulty PSU or connecting the PCIE to a peripheral output off that model. I have the RM1000, older but specs are fine. The "RM" line had a high failure rate. HWINFO(free download) is a good tool to read voltages while stressing the GPU or anything else. Within +/- 5% of 5/3.3/12v under load is ok. 

 If this is like mine, mid-game, random, I'm still stuck. My last post was about using my DisplayPort for video and an HDMI for audio only as a possible cause. A few months back crashes were bad and it was due to improper DRAM timings, which I fixed and it helped. You could try moving the card down a slot to see if that changes anything. I think that board has 2 PCIE slots. 

Heat is another issue. I noticed if my VRAM hits 70c, I crash or green screen. So I use the "manual" OC mode and disable "zero RPM" for the fan and set a custom curve. I also undervolted the GPU to 960mv but the 5700 XT needs a bit more I think. Undervolting some can reduce temps quite a bit. There are guides on how to do it or select it in Adrenaline "manual" performance then input that value, it should work fine. It will only calculate and do one OC thing, like "undervolt GPU" , "overclock GPU", or "overclock VRAM". To get more than one setting, including fans, you need to run the card in "manual" performance mode and input increased or decreased values. Even stock clocks I would set zero RPM off and undervolt the GPU. The GPU gets way more juice than it needs causing extra heat with zero gain.

Some thoughts, hope one helps.

"It worked before you broke it!"