0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2017 2:17 AM by dj4aces

    RX 480 running at 100% idle load. Help!

    dj4aces

      Good morning!

       

      Recently, I purchased this video card from Newegg. For the ten days or so that I've owned it, it's largely been decent. No weird issues to speak of, no anomalies, just a solid card. However, tonight, something odd happened.

       

      For no apparent reason, the computer hard froze. I wasn't doing anything really intensive at the time, just watching TV online. At the time, the GPU was running at 45C. I pushed the reset button, and the computer acted like it wanted to load Windows before it gave up. Monitors went into power saving mode, but the computer was still running. A power cycle allowed it to launch back into Windows, but this time, the GPU is running at 100 percent. I was running Crimson 16.12.2, released on 9 Jan 2017. I figured maybe there's a driver issue or something, so I removed the drivers entirely and installed 17.1.2, released 30 January 2017. Still no luck.

       

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      Furthermore, there's no virus that any software I've run can detect, so the Bitcoin thing is irrelevant. The Battle.net app listed as using GPU, only uses anywhere between 0.3% and 4%, and typically stays at or below 0.5% unless bringing the window to the foreground.

       

      What's going on here? Is this a driver problem, like the ones previously reported in this forum? Is this an odd hardware issue? How can I go about fixing this thing?

       

      System specs:

      I have overclocked none of my devices. This is a desktop computer.

       

      CPU: AMD FX-8350

      Memory: 16GB of DDR3

      Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

      Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

      Currently installed driver: Crimson 17.1.2

      Displays:

           1. Viewsonic VX2757-mhd 1920x1080 connected via HDMI.

           2. Acer P203W 1680x1050 connected via DVI.

      PSU: Corsair RM850i 850W

       

      Thank you for reading! I'm looking forward to your responses.