5 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2017 6:56 AM by amdmatt

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

    amddriverhater

      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.