4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2017 9:44 AM by thor67

    Wolfenstein: The New Order and Overwatch both crashing


      System specs:

      CPU: i7 4770k

      GPU: xfx rx 480 8gb

      Memory: 8gb ram

      MOBO: Asus maximus impact

      PSU: corsair 750w

      Storage: WD Black 3tb, 256 gb SSD

      Monitor: ASUS MG278 (1440p 144hz) using displayport (freesync on)

      2nd Monitor: qnix evolution II using dual link DVI

      Latest drivers (16.12.1)



      I'm having an issue where games are crashing. For Wolfenstein, the game just crashes to desktop mid-game. No freeze or error. Usually happens in a fight or when lots of things are going on.


      For Overwatch, the screen turns gray/blue and I can't do anything except restart the computer manually. When borderless windowed, the home screen also flickers, so I switched to fullscreen.


      I recently updated to Windows 10 64 bit education edition from Windows 8.1 and upgraded from a gtx 770 4gb to the rx480 8gb. I never experienced this on Windows 8.1 with the 770.


      What I've tried:


      -I looked up a fix where you increase the paging file in Windows (Computer>System properties>Advanced System Settings>Advanced>Performance>Advanced>Virtual Memory>increase custom size). That mildly helped, but it's still crashing pretty often.

      -Completely remove drivers using DDU and reinstall.

      -Change game quality

      -Back up to Windows 8.1

      -Try on each monitor and unplug the other (happens on both)

      -Run benchmarks with Heaven Benchmark and Furmark (there were no issues with GPU at 100% usage)


      Any ideas? Defective card?