After a little while running a game, I see square artifacts on my screen and my system crashes. With higher settings on the in-game graphics, this problem happens sooner. I can most reliably reproduce the problem in Kerbal Space Program during the pause menu. Occasionally, it will happen during the loading page of KSP or while I'm browsing YouTube videos, but in these cases, the screen just goes blank.
After one crash, I got a BSoD error. But, this was early on in troubleshooting this problem, and I didn't bother to write down what the error was. After a two of the crashes, I got a Windows notification "Application has been blocked from accessing Graphics hardware." (with reference to KSP_x64.exe)
At first, I assumed that I was pushing my card too hard playing my games on a 4k TV at default-to-high graphics settings. I tried (1) lowering settings in-game, (2) lowering resolution and/or refresh rate in Windows display settings. This only delayed the crash.
I thought the card may be overheating, so I downloaded AMD Link to my phone to watch the performance of my card.
The RX 580 isn't exactly designed for 4k, so I bought an appropriate-sized 1920x1080 monitor. Still experience crashes.
Message was edited by: Mike Anderson
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You can probably bend that case part out of the way. I had the same issue.
Unless your home is freezing then the card should warm up to around 50-60c during intense gaming.
There's something wrong there and I'm leaning toward a bad vidcard as it does sound like (where's the pic) overheating artifacts.
What is the make/model of your RX580?
The low temp is due to me checking it very soon after startup. After it runs awhile longer, the card warms up to normal temp.
Pic of artifacts is now attached to the original post.
Make/model: MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 4G OC
Ya, I'm sticking with a bad vidcard. The only way to be 100% sure is try it in another computer. Might be a pain but that's better than looking foolish when an RMA comes back as nothing wrong.
I have this exact issue. Have you figured out a fix for it?! I can run any benchmark out there flawlessly but as soon as I launch ANY game I get this issue! If it were a bad gpu it would crap out doing the benchmarks as well I believe, which leads me to believe it has to be something else. Please help!!