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Rx 480 100% gpu load when idle (no bitcoin virus)

Question asked by on Aug 17, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2018 by bioshoxx



I have an issue that seems to be driver related but not everybody has it on their reference model rx 480.


One out of three times when I boot the gpu load sits at 100% even when idle, keeping the temp to 80° and consumption to 80W instead of the usual 10-20.

It systematically does it when I return from windows sleep.


Switching drivers to old/new back and forth doesn't change, even with the amd cleanup utility.


As I'm writing this I just booted the pc and it's doing it again without even having to resume from sleep ( after resuming it always does it)


A guy posted this issue in the graphics category but his solution to it was sleep/resume which doesn't work for me.


Windows clean install doesn't help either as I tried it on another HDD, this completely rules out bitcoin virus.


I want to know if this is a know driver issue from Amd or if I have a faulty card and should RMA it.


Note: I tired posting a ticket on sapphire website but their website is glitched and won't allow me to contact support.


Thank for helping eventually.