Hey guys! I've noticed a strange issue with my Vive. When I turn on SteamVR with my Vive plugged into my computer, the GPU load goes all the way up to 100%. This is just starting the application, and still on the desktop without even getting into a VR game yet. When I quit SteamVR, the GPU load doesn't go back to normal. Even quitting Steam still leaves the GPU at 100% load. So after exiting any Vive program that was previously running, the GPU doesn't downclock, staying at the max of 1266 Mhz, and idle temperatures stay around 75 degrees instead of 40-50, even without any programs open. It fixes itself when I reset the computer, or if I exit out of steam and put the computer to sleep and reawaken it, but that's a really janky solution. I'm using a RX 480 8gb. This problem doesn't happen with regular games, it only occurs once SteamVR starts. Another thing I noticed is without the Vive plugged in, GPU usage is normal, so the problem only arises with a Vive plugged in. I know the bug happens with both Drivers 16.7.3 and 16.8.1.
Other users who have this problem noticed that Driver 16.5.1 is the last driver to not have this particular problem, though as a RX 480 user, downgrading to 16.5.1 isn't an option for me since my GPU came out after that driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated, it is very irritating to have to reset the computer after using my Vive.
Here's a video showing the problem https://vid.me/dVAo
AMD Engineers are working on this issue at the moment, thanks to users reporting it such as yourself. It may take a little while to get fixed so please be patient.
Probably best to revert to the last working drivers for now.
no worries, I just wanted to make sure that you guys were aware of it, and
wanted to give a detailed post that describes the problem properly. I can
wait. Thanks for replying!
I have same problem with Steam not loaded. Have posted a bug report but all I get is a email reply with no way of posting feedback. Do these people hide on purpose ?
Can I return my card as it does not work as it should.
ok guys i figured out to clear the load status on the RX480s with the Steam VR, you need to unplug the power lead to the Vive unit and just restart the computer this clears the load status. you just need to plug power back in when your using the vr system, but it looks like you have to restart PC every time it gets stuck on 100% load.
see my posts, I have had many occurances with steam disabled. I posted some videos. I Have stopped steam loading when windows starts, unless there is some other program or service that loads I don't have steam running at all.
see my video.
I had rolled back to 16.7.1 ...same issues all the way to 16.8.1Beta.
OK I found Steam CLient Service and it is disabled.
Do you have Raptr and playtv loaded?
hi yes i uninstalled both of those but still had full 100% load, so i have the HTC Vive plugged in to my machine all the time, but i decided to pull out the power plug to the vive little box, and that's when the 100% load on my RX480 suddenly dropped to 0%. I did nothing else so i can only assume that was what was causing my problem. may not be the same for everyone but its seems to have fixed my problem. hope this helps.
Must be some routine called by software apps which loops I guess. I do not have an HTC vive or any VR kit.
We'll see what the AMD tech guys discover.
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