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RX 5700 XT, black screen, no v sync

Question asked by whipkickin on Nov 12, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2019 by whipkickin



I recently installed a new Asus ROG Strix RX 5700 XT into my system, I used a GTX 1060 before this.

Other components follows;



Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming

16 GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB running @ 3000 Mhz

AMD Ryzen 2600X

Samsung 850 Evo SSD

Corsair RM 650 (80+ Gold) PSU with great stability on the power lines.


I'm also using drivers directly from AMD, such as chipset.



1x 1080p @ 60 hz

1x 4K @ 60 Hz


No overclocking


CPU Userbenchmark report if of value; 


The problem I'm experiencing occurs while gaming, mainly Apex as that is the only game I play at the moment.

A re-install of the drivers seem to work, for a while.


The error occurs sometimes after alt-tabbing, or sometimes at game launch.

I have V-sync turned on for a smooth experience, giving me a steady 60 FPS which fits my 60 Hz display.


Problem is, sometimes as stated above. The V-sync is not working, my FPS goes up to 200fps+. Despite this, the game is choppy and ready for a crash at any time. 


If I turn off the v sync in game, the game runs a little smoother if it doesn't immediately crash my system with a black-screen. When this happens, there's no way to turn the computer off without cutting the power. 


After boot-up, I have to manually launch the Readon settings software which tells me that "WattMan profile has been reset due to an unexpected error".


Now, I haven't touched the wattman settings. I did try to increase the "Power limit" as suggested in another thread from 0% to 50%. This did nothing as it seems.


According to the GPU status overaly (ctrl+shift+O), the temp (50C), power and util of the card is not high at all when this happens.


Profile graphics


Profile wattman


Hardware info


Hardware overview






I greatly appreciate any help and input regarding this matter!

Thank you.