For the past while I have been having an issue with my Radeon VII where on certain games it gives me a black screen and causes a complete driver crash. This is with all settings stock in Wattman. I have reached out to Sapphire since I have a Sapphire card and they're not helpful. I have re-installed Windows and done multiple DDU driver re-installs.
My PSU is an EVGA SuperNova 750 G3, so it should be fine for a VII and an 8600k.
My full specs:
i5 8600k @ 4.8GHz
16GB TForce Delta RGB @ 3200MHz
Asus Z370 Prime-A
120GB Sandisk SSD Plus
4TB SeaGate HDD
EVGA SuperNova 750G3
19.8.2 is available
as for the repeated wipe and start fresh suggests you are able to baseline faults, wise thinking
which games have you tried?
The games that I have the biggest issues with are;
It doesn't seem to happen in games like BFV or any Battlefield game however, where I can have a solid undervolt and a slight overclock on the core and memory. Far Cry 5 is another game that seems to have no issues regardless of Wattman settings.
I've kept my card at stock in Wattman for a while now to make sure nothing else could be causing issues. I also have double checked the PCIE cables to my PSU and it's all fine. I'm using a single 8 pin per connector on the PSU.
The next thing I might try is to load into my Manjaro installation and use something like Proton to try and play one of the games that cause me issues on Windows since the drivers are different.
put the rest of the PCIe cables on the video card
Sorry, I didn't really write it clearly. I am actually using 2 8 pin power cables from the PSU to the GPU. What I meant by "single 8 pin per connector" is that I wasn't using an 8 pin to 2x 8 pin cable.
I am using 2 separate cables. I have checked placement on the PSU and everything is fine.
Reason for being so hard nosed on power is that many power supplies are not adequate for elite video cards
The EVGA PSU seems to be OK but maybe you should get HWmonitor and check to be sure the power is in spec
The run Furmark for a while and see if the card is stable
No worries, I understand. The EVGA 750 G3 is a solid unit and should be ample for my VII and 8600k.
I must admit that I've never stress tested the GPU to make sure that everything is working in spec. I'll give it a go when I have a chance a bit later today or tomorrow and see how it goes.
I keep a tube of Arctic MX-4 handy to fix overheating processors and graphics cards
Some are scared of the fuzzy donut because it is so demanding