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Journeyman III

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

It seems that Record Desktop was the root of the issue. Updated to 20.4.2 and no issues at all! Updated yesterday, played ~10 hours without any issues and overall system stability looks much better. I'm glad that Radeon VII finally got some fixes

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renner
Adept II

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

I've mentioned earlier that I've tried a friend's GTX1070, and everything worked fine in there. I may try some ancient driver, or letting Windows to just install driver itself...

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dosisking
Adept I

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

So Half Life: Alyx still has been working great!

However, I was just watching a YouTube video on Chrome with hardware acceleration enabled and it crashed with nothing else open. I also experienced a crash in Premiere while scrubbing through the timeline on an H.264 file. Chrome with hardware acceleration was open so it might've been due to that. Will continue to monitor!

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ushuo
Journeyman III

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

I was able to play alyx and battlefield 5 for more than an 1 hour without crashing, it's a first since august..

Will keep monitoring & will update if i do crash.

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mist17
Adept II

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

Same here 3hr run in Alyx and no crash finally. Not getting any crashes with Vivaldi a chrome based browser, although Firefox is my main.

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fizbang
Adept I

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

Looking promising on 20.4.2 drivers.  Played Alyx almost two hours and no crashes.  It had done this on rare occasions before - but just played another session of just under 2 hours and no crashes.  

There has been an update to Steam VR as well, not sure if that's done anything.   

Will probably carry on with my playthrough tomorrow (third times the charm   ) and see how it goes, but looking good so far. 

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rajadog20
Adept I

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

Lol I just spent 60 dollars to ship my Radeon VII to gigabyte for RMA on AMD supports instructions. If this was all a driver issue (like we all assumed) I'll be kinda pissed haha.

I even told AMD support that I was pretty sure it was a driver issue but he said no it's a card issue, RMA. The support ticket responses are useless, I'm pretty sure I know more about the design of the card then them 

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ushuo
Journeyman III

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

To be honest with you, since the release of 20.4.2 driver i've yet to get any blackscreen on Bf5, alyx which is a massive improvement !

Before it was between 5 to 1h of gameplay, quite random. and now, i can play 8h easy.

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nriver
Adept I

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

I was very close to RMA it myself after a good 4 months of troubleshooting. good thing i am month+ since my last crash/black screen.
Currently using the latest driver 20.4.2.

I wonder if you can just get a refund when sending to RMA instead of a replacement.
At this point i would love to just take a 2070 Super/2080 instead.

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amdog
Adept I

Re: Half-Life: Alyx Blackscreen Problems (Radeon VII)

IMPORTANT:
Correct me if im WRONG please.

Between paste yesterday and yesterday i've been having black screens like never before.
I didnt do any change to my config, nor restart my computer. All i did was:

""""""""""""""""""RESET SHADER CACHE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


And the black screens stopped SOMEHOW. I've been resetting shader cache for a while but yesterday its likely that has been confirmed that it HELPS somehow as i stopped having the black screens.

Now i might go for a week clean of black screens, and if it happen again, it will clean the SHADER cache again and keep testing.

NOTE THIS: Im on 20.4.1 DRIVER, i will keep testing with this driver as i only got RECOVERABLE BLACK SCREENS

not freezing bsod black screens.

I will update.

This may be the cause that why it stays stable for a while after reinstalling everything?

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