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Constant display driver crashes on R9 Fury

Question asked by autouzi on Jan 23, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2020 by samg381

I am getting display driver crashes about every 5-15 minutes. These crashes present as either a  black screen that then crashes app/game to desktop, a CTD without a black screen, or complete system freeze. I do not get an error message after a crash unless I try to open Radeon Settings, in which case I get the "Radeon Settings has crashed or is not responding" message from Windows. It will open normally after a 2nd attempt. This occurs 100% of the time after a crash. These crashes occur on any application that stresses the gpu including Youtube on Chrome (especially 4K videos), Witcher 3, Skyrim SE, BOINC, and many more. These issues are not hardware related. I can be fairly certain of this due to this only occurring since Crimson Relive edition. Additionally, see below for the things I have tried to fix. I have spent many hours of my life trying to fix this and am completely unable to enjoy gaming because the crashes occur so often. I have tried many, many solutions to fix this, please read below before commenting something "obvious". I am posting this in hopes of finding a solution I have not tried, although unlikely. Of note, I do not use any overclocking software (Trixx/Afterburner). There are several entries in the Windows crash logs about Radeon Settings but the details on crash logs are not helpful (or above my understanding). I can try to upload the logs if someone can tell me an easy way to do so.



GPU: Asus R9 Fury Strixx

Driver: Currently 18.1.1

CPU: FX-8320

MB: M5A97 LE R2.0 Bios 2701 (latest)

Ram: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Crucial Ballistix Sport

PSU: EVGA 850 BQ 850 Watt Bronze

SSD: Kingston 120gb SATA III

Display: LG 27MU67 4K Freesync over Displayport

OS: Windows 10 64-bit Version 1709


Things I have tried:

  1. Installing drivers after running DDU in safe mode (always)
  2. Increasing AND decreasing power limit in Wattman
  3. Increasing AND decreasing voltage in Wattman
  4. Underclocking GPU by 100MHz in Wattman
  5. Changing TdrDelay to 8 and 10 in regedit (causes "X has been blocked from accessing the graphics card" messages)
  6. Disabling Tdr by setting TdrLevel to 0 in regedit (crashes way less often, but if it does it requires a restart)
  7. Never opening Wattman after a fresh reinstall of drivers to ensure Wattman is not the problem
  8. Ensuring no thermal throttling by running Furmark on several settings (never goes above 70C)
  9. Reinstalling Windows 10 (very disappointed this didn't work)
  10. Removing CPU/RAM overclocks
  11. Running the Windows memory diagnostics test (always passes)
  12. Re-seating the GPU
  13. Using a different display output on GPU including HDMI