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chris1969
Adept II

I fixed my black screen issues by increasing the default fan speed

Hi folks, i have a fix for the black screen issues, weird freezes and even artifacting onscreen to a total crash of the gpu.

It's all about your gpu temp.

The main problem is the amd radeon default fan control settings and temps when they supposed to kick in.

The way they work now is when they reach 80 degrees the fans start to kick in and not even at 100% fan speed, but by the time they start cooling down it's all ready to late, resulting in a crash, black screen or artifacting onscreen.

Go to radeon performance and set your own fan control settings, make sure your fan runs at full speed when it reaches 58 degrees, and set fan noise control to max, lowering fan noise control makes the fan kick in at a later time overruling temps and fan settings, so setting this to max 100% will make sure your gpu gets the cooling it needs.

Save it as default.xml or any other name you like, and make sure when you update your drivers you need to apply the defaultl settings again, so keeping a backup of your default.xml on your harddisk is recommended.

One other thing based on freesync is to change the voltage swing and preemphasis under display overrides, especialy when you use hdmi/displayport cable longer then 1 mtr, it will sure help.

I have been testing with these settings for a whole year now and had no issues, unless the radeon software and drivers got updates and i forgot the apply my default fan control/noise control/override settings again, the whole black screen freezes and artifacting came back.

A note to amd, change your default fan control and noise control settings, they are the cause of the black screens people are having, and a note to all of you the default settings is gpu breaking, and eventualy will result in total failure of your gpu card when you do not change your fan/noise control, your card will fail due to high temps and wrong config on default fan /noise control settings.

Don't mid the typos

Update; added some snapshots radeon default delivered by amd note the fan speed when it reaches 85 degrees and noise control at half causing the gpu get hotter then it can handle around 90 degrees and still fans wont reach 100% speed.

Custom the way i have set it up now making sure it does not go beyond 75 degrees, now when heavy gaming temp are around 72 to 75 degrees with fans at max speed and noise control at max to let the fans kick in when it needs it.

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ovolt
Adept I

Re: black screen fix works for me

i had a black screen issue and now it's gone it's been over 2 mounth since i got black screen issue @chris1969 

i'll show you my settings i hope it's gonna fix your black screen issue 

i have RX5700XT MSI EVOKE and i use Rivatuner to control frame limit cap to my screen 144 FPS works fine no crashes and no issues i play the new call of duty more then 7h i don't get even a blink

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hope it will fix your black screen issue

chris1969
Adept II

Re: black screen fix works for me

Thx for your reply but i fixed mine all ready by adjusting fan control and fan noise control, as the message says the default setting provided by amd is incorrect for some reason, and only kicks in at 85% as fan max speed and at 85 degrees but fan noise control is set on default 50% so the temps get higher over 90 degrees before the fan kicks in by then it's to hot.

Causing black screenning weird artifacting and even a total crash.

By setting it (see radeon custom setting) i solved the issue and saved that as default, never had any artifacting, freezing or black screens again.

Also when using freesync and you have a cable longer then 1 mtr you need to adjust your overides to max to make sure freesync can work properly over the lenght of that cable, use only when you have some sort of blinking of your screen.

Check your tuning control, when you set it to manual you see the default settings your card uses when it is set to automatic.

colesdav
MVP

Re: black screen fix works for me

Why dont you turn on Radeon Chill and set Chill_Min = Chill_Max = 144 "to control frame limit cap to my screen 144 FPS" Instead of MSI Afterburner Rivatuner?

What happens if you uninstall MSI Afterburner RivaTuner and then DDU and Factory Reset Install Adrenalin 2020 20.3.1 and then Turn on Radeon Chill and set Chill_Min = Chill_Max = 144?

Thanks.

ovolt
Adept I

Re: black screen fix works for me

chill is buged and have issues that why i don't use it

ovolt
Adept I

Re: black screen fix works for me

dont install MSI Afterburner just RivaTuner

chris1969
Adept II

Re: black screen fix works for me

Update all works fine made some changes to tweak some stuff, and i had a personal email request to send a image update on my settings so here it is.

pls if you have a question place it here, and i'll get to it asap.

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marko354
Adept I

Re: black screen fix works for me

I have a problem: i dont have "Min acoustic limit"

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pokester
MVP

Re: black screen fix works for me

I cant speak to Navi but this is exactly what I had to do in conjunction with setting the power limit to its max to have stability with my RX 580. It does not surprise me that it helps here too. 

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chris1969
Adept II

Re: black screen fix works for me

do you have the latest drivers and what type of graphics card do you have??

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