xfx rx 580 running latest drivers crashing windows 10

Discussion created by coolslider on Mar 18, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2018 by pokester

i am a strong tech savvy individual i built my last 3 systems and upgraded plenty of hardware.


my problem is xfx rx580 crimson edition 8gb is crashing my computer. be it in a game or even just watching a movie.


rig 1:upgraded ibuypower

fx 8350

asus gaming pro aura mobo

16gb Ram

3 hard drives none SSD

xfx RX580 crimson 8gb

600W evga gold power supply with 2*8 pin connectors for multiple gpus


rig 2: lenovo y520t

8th gen i-7 8700k

8gb ram

1 ssd and 1 2tb hdd

1060 gtx 3gb

475W power supply




now i have allready modified last 5 states in wattman, uped the power to 50%, manual fan speeds, i've even underclocked the gpu to determine if was overheating issue, now in the past it would crash to a static gray blue and black dancing  static screen like an old tube tv on a station with no channel. now it just crashes my hole computer. at the time i got the card i got a new PSU MOBO CPU and this XFX GPU, and replaced all at the same time so after months of rebooting and going days to weeks with no problem it became annoying at best. so i bought a new system.


Welcome the lenovo y520t gaming rig

     now i moved over the PSU and GPU to the lenovo rig so now rig 2 had reg 1s psu and gpu. 20 minutes into fortnite 120 fps system crashed.

thus telling me CPU and MOBO are not to blame on rig 1.


now I took GPU out of rig 2 xfx rx580 and placed it into rig 1 so now rig 1 has for-mentioned hardware minus the PSU that is still in rig 2


now rif rig 1 fails again only hardware moved is GPU if rig 2 fails its the PSU -----RIGHT?

so while watching a movie on rig 1 and playing a game on rig 2 rig 1 crashed


thus telling me that the problem is infact with the GPU


i have tried older stable drivers, underclocking, overclocking i have even rigged a 3rd power supply jumped green and black to force start a psu not connected to a mobo and connected GPU to its own power supply to avoid power fluctuations. and still crashing. the kicker is i know what your going to say replace the GPU i have not 1s not 2s but 3 times.   bought at best buy returned to best buy and replaced, then returned again to best buy and still  had same problem now i went through xfx and did Advanced RMA that one to has failed me.


this is clearly a driver or software issue of some kind and i dont know what to do except use this 600$ GPU for target practice at the range.