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Asus RX 460 2Gb stops responding while gaming. atikmpag.sys

Question asked by silkt on Nov 21, 2016


My R9 270 died a couple month ago so I replaced it with RX 460(there were still 2 month of warranty on it).

So it was okay for the first weeks of playing Overwatch but then it started freezing and crashing with errors about my GPU not responding. It can freeze after 20 minutes or 2 hours of gaming, or at the start of match. I tried it on Rocket League and it just freezes like every minute and while level is loading. Game doesn't crash but monitor says there's no video signal while game freezes. For the clean experiment I tried 3D Mark and computer BSOD'ed performing first test.

What I tried to fix the problem:

Clean install of fresh AMD drivers(using DDU)

Clean install of older AMD drivers

Underclocking and overclocking GPU in AMD settings

Installing chipset drivers for my motherlandboard

Increased watchdog timeout in regedit Graphics driver stopped responding and has recovered....TDR fix

Ran memtest

Ran Driver Verifier - it only BSOD'ed while shutting down PC(dump included)

I even made a fresh install of Windows 10 and tried everything above again >_<

Replaced GPU into another PCI-E slot(both are x16)


My specs(DxDiag included):

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

GPU: ASUS Radeon(TM) RX 460 Graphics 2Gb

SSD: Crucial 250Gb


Any suggestions? Is it time to replace my GPU again(anything better in this price range)?