RX480 stuttering heavily unless i set my wattman to consume 50% less power (FIXED!)

Discussion created by ridley1911 on Mar 18, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2018 by scuttlemagoon

As the title states, my rx480 started showing this issue 3 days ago, whenever i'm playing a game it microstutters every 1 second.

This is very obvious while playing WoW, specially in the character selection screen,  the stuttering is so bad there it causes my screen to go black and my machine to reboot.


This only fixes itself if i set my wattman power settings to -50%, leaving it a 0% will cause issues already.


To be noted here -


-I have never overclocked my gpu or cpu

-I owned this card for over a year without a single problem

-I tested it with 2 different power supplies

-I already tried different drivers

-This problem started out of nowhere, no changed were made on my software or hardware

-My temperatures are all fine, never going above 65c

-I have tested this in both my Windows7 and Windows10 installs (each on a different hard drive)


Specs  :

i72600k @ 3.4ghz

MSI RX480 Gaming X 8GB

8gigs of ram

Gigabyte B75m-D3H

Corsair CX650 /EVGA supernova 750w

As stated before, i had this card for more than a year and i never had any problems, this suddently started happening a few days ago.



Has any one experienced this and found a proper fix other than gimping the card?