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Changing Wattman Fan settings after a GPU memory overclock causes a solid color PC freeze that forces me to hard reset the PC (18.11.1 drivers)?

Question asked by soupcans on Nov 14, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2018 by elstaci

AMD Graphics Card: AMD RX 560 4gb

Desktop PC

Operating System: Windows 10 64bit

Driver version installed: Adrenalin 18.11.1

Display Devices: LG MP59G 1920x1080

Motherboard + Bios Revision: MSI B450m Pro m2 AGESA

CPU: Ryzen 2600 (stock)

Power Supply Unit: EVGA 600B, 600w

RAM: 8gb DDR4

Latest Ryzen Chipset drivers.

Background apps: None

Description and troubleshooting:

Wondering if this has happened to anyone else.

I've reported this to AMD driver feedback.

Just overclock your memory in Wattman. And then just change the fan settings, usually playing around with the FAN minimum rpm and acoustic level slider and clicking "apply"(maybe takes a few tweaks and applies) will cause the solid color crash.

No other background apps was running. Core mhz was at stock. I've played around with this more and I'm pretty sure it's fan control and memory OC somehow freezing things.

Been just leaving fan settings on auto now. Afraid to touch it. Everything else is fine though. Games and playing media is fine. Even with heavy overclocking, games don't show any artifacting or crashes.


This issue was NOT present in previous drivers for me. I've been running with 2000mhz memory overclock for almost 2 years now with zero issues on previous drivers. Played 100+ hours of doom on ultra and that stresses vram alot.


No other wattman setting change + apply causes the freeze. I can overclock the core or tweak target temp and power limit, and click apply dozens of times and that doesn't cause the freeze. Only fan settings  and changing them and clicking "apply" have the weird flicker and freeze. NOTHING else causes the solid color (usually cyan or orange) freeze and force reset.


Anyways just wondering if any of you guys can test this and see if your system crashes? Or am I just alone and this is my graphics card dying!?