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R9 290 wattman crash

Question asked by g4stah on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2017 by kup4051

Since a few weeks my pc keeps crashing.

When i restart my pc i get the message "Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to an unexpected system failure".

The pc only crashes when i am playing a game. (it doesn't matter what game) or watching something on Youtube.

The screen turns black the audio keeps going for a few seconds than it crashes.

After a few crashes i can play or watch for a few hours and then it crashes again.


When i first had this error it was only once a week now it is multiple times a day.


I have a R9 290 4GB graphics card

Windows 10 64 bit

16.9.2 driver installed (already uninstalled the driver and reinstalled them. Also tried other versions)

I have this card for almost 2 years and haven't changed anything to my system only updating the software. So i don't think it is a hardware issue.


Does anyone know why i get this error and what i can do about it?