1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 4, 2016 7:09 AM by denzildexter

    16.1.1 stability problems in Elite Dangerous



      I'm playing Elite Dangerous (ED) and I have a FPS drop during supercruise mode (a famous issue). To solve it I've installed latest display driver 16.1.1 and since that point every time I play ED I get BSOD, driver crash reports, visual artifacts, incorrect colours and other defects. I didn't faced similar problems otherwise else and even with ED they appears after some time of playing.


      My desktop PC:

      GPU MSI HD7870 https://eu.msi.com/product/graphics-card/R7870_Twin_Frozr_2GD5OC.html#hero-overview

      Display Dell 1920x1200 @60Hz

      Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6TB4/

      CPU Intel core i7-2600

      PSU 600W 80+ bronze

      RAM 8 GB

      Windows 10 64 bit


      What I did before post this:

      1. Install previous version of the driver. Yes it helps, but FPS drop during supercruise come back.

      2. Used DDU to make a fresh installation of 16.1.1. Yes I turn off my internet connection during the process.

      3. Checked GPU temperature - it always below 60 C.

      4. Tried to change game graphics setting to lower - no effect.

      5. Changed GPU core clock up and down also adjusting voltage - no effect. Same for GPU memory.

      6. Install latest Windows updates.


      Currently I'm using 15.11.1 beta driver and playing with FPS drops. So I wonder if the problem affects only Windows 10, is there a way to fix the FPS drop configuring Windows options? A way to fix stability with 16.1.1 will be also good.


      Errors details:


      Driver crash reports contain: "amdkmdap videodriver didn't respond and was successfuly restored", event summary below:

      [ Name]          Display

      EventID           4101

      [ Qualifiers]    0

      Level               3

      Task                 0

      Keywords       0x80000000000000

      [ SystemTime]      2016-02-16T23:20:36.000000000Z

      EventRecordID     13877

      EventData      amdkmdap


      Also I've attached a sample of graphical artifacts

        • Re: 16.1.1 stability problems in Elite Dangerous

          I have similar problems, R9 270x on Windows 10 64 bit.  The 16.1.x and 16.2.x drivers fix the supercruise problem but the driver just isn't stable.  I have repeated 'the AMD Graphics driver has stopped responding' or 'Failed to lock Direct 3D file .... ".  Occasionally the PC simply crashes.


          I don't see any of these problems if I use the 14.12 Omega Drivers.

          It's frustrating.