Ever since I built my PC about a year ago I have been getting crashes while gaming. These crashes go as follows: Game freezes, sound continues, the screen will go black(sometimes), and I am taken to my desktop. When I check event viewer I see this error message:
Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
Sometimes when the screen goes black I can open task manager and close the game, other times I have to force restart my PC. Sometimes I can game for hours without a crash, other times I cant even play for 5 minutes.
Solutions that I have tried include:
updating graphics drivers
clean reinstall of graphics drivers
trying a different GPU(my brothers 1060)
reinstall of Windows
trying GPU in different pci-e slot
using only one stick of ram
set TDR to 8 seconds
Set power settings to high performance
My PC specs are:
MOBO - MSI B350 tomahawk
GPU - RX 570
CPU - R5 1500X
RAM - 8GB Corsair vengeance LPX 3000 MHz
PSU - Corsair CX 650
OS - Windows 10
(Everything is at factory clock speed)
This is driving me absolutely crazy and I have no idea what other troubleshooting methods to try.
If anybody has ANY suggestions for troubleshooting I would be more than happy to try them.
Also, could it be a faulty piece of hardware?