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Any driver other than AMD Catalyst 15.11.1 causes fans to randomly fail Sapphire R9 390 8GB

Question asked by amddriverhater on Apr 29, 2017
Latest reply on May 3, 2017 by amdmatt

Maybe this post will be left up, since the last one I made wasn't even posted...

 

Every single driver I have installed on Windows 7 SP1 since the 15.11.1 beta driver (November 2016) has caused the same issue on my computer; at random times and without warning, my card's fans will stop working. The temps climb until the card overheats, then locks up with a buzzing sound OR crashes with a BSOD. Note that this NEVER HAPPENS when I have the 15.11.1 beta drivers installed...the last (to my knowledge) to have Catalyst interface and not that wretched Crimson thing.

 

It is not a physical hardware issue, because as stated the 15.11.1 drivers will run for weeks without any problems. As soon as I perform a complete and clean uninstall, then install anything but 15.11.1, the issue returns within hours.

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