Since the release of 16.7.3 idle clocks are broken on my R9 280x. Default clocks shoul be 300mhz/150mhz, but sometimes after watching video or after returning from standby mode the idle clocks get stucj at 501mhz/1500mhz. The temps are also around 10c higher. I know that I am not the only one with this bug. Owners of GCN1 are affected with it. The bug has been here for 5 month and nobody bothered to fix it. And yes this is bug! I don't have dual display to blame it. I have not updated graphics driver in order to not break my GPU. I need new drivers to properly play newly released games.
I have one question: if I update my graphics driver and just ignore the issue about idle clocks, will my gpu be damaged because of constantly being idling in 3d mode? I can't get new gpu at this moment that's why I don't want to be left without one.