Are you using W10? If so, uninstall the card and let windows reinstall + update. The W10 engineering driver is better than the AMD one. It does still have crashes, just not anywhere near as many.
I've never had any driver crashes using the beta drivers. They're perfectly stable for me...
same here, no issues whatsoever with either the amd.com (win8.1x64) one or the stock w10 preview driver
Well i do and so does alot of other people according to forums related.
To give more detail this is my rig:
Processor: Intel® Core i5-2500K 4 CPUs 3.4Ghz @ 4.6Ghz Overclock
Memory: 2x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333Mhz @ 1866Mhz Overclock
Hard Drive: 1TB Samsung HDD 7200RPM
Video Card: ASUS - AMD Radeon R9 280X
Monitor: AOC 2243W & PHILIPS 190C
Sound Card: Realtek
Speakers / Headset: M-Audio AV40 2.0 & Corsair Vengeance 2100 USB 7.1 Wireless Headset
Keyboard: Ducky Zero DK2108
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 & Bamboo Tablet
Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gen3
Case: Antec One Hundred Window
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit NL SP1
I had it so far in GTA 5 and Witcher 3.
And you're 100% sure your overclocks are perfectly stable?
when you overclock, you are guaranteed to get unstable drivers... until you find a stable clock,
Ehr yes...I know...that's why I asked OP if his overclocks are stable...
Yes, they are stable. Clocked like this for about 4-5 years that i have this setup now. Sandy-Bridge generation.
Like i said before so far on GTA 5 and Witcher 3 i experienced Kernel AMD crashes. That would be driver issues.
For more detail, I upgraded a few months ago to a R9 280x before that i had a Radeon HD 6970
Maybe that can clear it up.
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From what I know, the two games you mention are less then 6 months old? And you also said that you upgraded to a R9 280x just a couple months ago?
Yet the title & content of this post both claim that you have not had stable drivers for "nearly a year"?
Were you having the same issues in other games with the HD 6970? You also say that you are getting "Kernel" crashes? I am assuming that you mean you are getting BSOD's? How do you know these are related to the AMD driver itself?
Seeing as it seems that you have been having this "same issue" for "nearly a year" and yet you have changed drivers and even graphics cards in that time, I would start suspecting the parts of the computer which have not changed in that time, specifically the OverClocked CPU/RAM.
Also, you do know that even if the graphics driver is the last thing which crashed, it does not mean that it was what caused the crash in the first place?
You are correct, I am wondering like i stated, if we are getting stable drivers again after nearly a year,
its beta driver after beta driver. regarding game optimization. (This doesn't mean i had issues at this point, but merely wondering.)
The 2 examples i gave are games where i crash with a Kernel Error. which is yes a BSOD.
Kernel is the specific location to be precise related what the BSOD and the Logs tell me.
They say its AMD video.
I understand the confusion and i do apologize for not being clear enough.
So what i gather from what you are telling me is,
even though a error specificly tells me where i crash it could be related to something else.
Considering the age of my PC parts that could be exactly it!
Also, so far all of you haven't had or seen any issues regarding the driver crashing.
So now that i know from all you're personal experience that gives me more certainty its one of my parts. (Overclock or not.)
I read the community pages of the games where i crashed and people had the same issues, claiming AMD crashed alot more in optimization.
Maybe that is the case maybe not, however i will search this out regarding hardware.
I thank you all!
try running your computer on stock clocks and if the driver crashes then somethings up
the witcher 3 and GTA 5 are both REALY demanding games, so it makes sense for overclocked system to crash while running them
witcher 3 and gta 5 are best with 2x hd 6970 cards installed
lots of games are getting me at ebay looking at more video cards
Ehr what? The Witcher 3 STILL has CrossfireX issues (without a word from either AMD or CDPR about a fix so far still) so I personally wouldn't recommend a CFX setup over a fast single card for that particular title...
by the time i get another video card or 2, hopefully a game patch or 5 will be out fixing the festering problems
Or...drivers... remember AMD is still working on fixing these issues, 15.5 was just a work-in-progress driver concerning TW3's crossfire, a sneak-peak so to speak. Since 15.6 didn't come with any useful improvements (I mean is anyone still trying with a certain PoS broken game?), I guess they're still hard at work. And no I don't bother with modded Windows 10-drivers.
This week's expected 1.07 patch for the Witcher 3 promise some (pretty useful) fixes and additions (like a storage container and weightless crafting/alchemy ingredients, woohoo!), but I'm not sure if it comes with any CFX-fixes.
Keep in mind that (at least 2-way-) SLI works perfectly in this game, so it's less likely to be a game problem (as opposed to that certain title I did not mention above...).
Please keep us posted of your findings!
I have a HD 6970 which is mature and well supported. I play Left 4 Dead 2 a lot but do play a range of other titles periodically.
I am using the Windows 10 preview and the latest beta driver seems reasonably stable