4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2018 2:42 PM by kingfish

    RX580 High Idle Clock After Gaming/NetFlix 18.1.1


      Describe your system:

      • Sapphire RX580 Nitro+
      • Windows 10
      • 18.1.1
      • Asus VX279
      • Asus Sabertooth 990FX latest Bios (1604)


      • BeQuiet DarkPower Pro 650W
      • 8GB GSkill RAM


      Describe your issue:


      After a game or video (like Netflix, Youtube ... ) or sometimes even while using Firefox, the core clock wont go down to its lowest state but will remain in high performance mode (1430MHz). Restarting the driver (Win+CTRL+Shift+B or with CRU) wont fix this, only a complete reboot will do.


      I´ve set a custom resolution in Radeon Settings (almost wrote CCC ) with a custom refresh rate (OC the monitor).


      Message was edited by: Matt B We have updated the title of this discussion with relevant details to better describe your issue.

        • Re: High idle clock

          On task Manager (ALT+DEL+CTRL) disable anything to do with RELIVE and see if you clocks goes back to normal.


          This was the fix recommended by another poster with similar problem:

          Re: GPU Usage stays at 100% with driver 17.12.1 & 17.12.2


          Finaly! Thx a lot!  I thougt i am the only one!


          At HWMonitor, i have, from time to time, 100% and max GPU-Clock. After a few tests i did find the Problem:                             

          Firefox + Youtube (Only Fullscreen) + ReLife-Host/Desktop task.

          I did not have ReLive installed, but i have 17.12.2.

          After killing the ReLive task... 0% GPU use.


          How can i turn ReLive off ?

          I did rename the .exe ... but its just a workaround ?! (amddvr.exe  + amdow.exe)

          or the only way?


          Win10 64Bit

          Firefox 57.0.2

          XFX 580 D: 17.12.2


          NOTE: DON"T rename any .EXE files. Just disable or stop the task from running.


          By the Way, I have the same Motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX GEN 2.0 who latest BIOS is 2901 if that is the correct version of Sabertooth you have.

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            • Re: High idle clock

              Will do this when the clocks won’t go down the next time.


              Thank you for your fast answer!



              Am 31.01.2018 um 14:20 schrieb elstaci <amd-external@jiveon.com>:





              Re: High idle clock

              in Drivers & Software

              On task Manager (ALTDELCTRL) disable anything to do with RELIVE and see if you clocks goes back to normal.


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            • Re: High idle clock

              This is actually the workaround for this problem! Maybe the guys at AMD should look into this?