It would help to have some basic information > https://community.amd.com/thread/196209
Some graphics card drivers, on some operating systems, on some graphics cards have/had a issue where the game profile settings are not overriding the Global settings and revert.
What you can try is this:
Enabled 'Histogram' in the Wattman game profile.
Reboot your computer.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5ED gaming laptop
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17763) (17763.rs5_release.180914-1434)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Nitro AN515-42
BIOS: V1.11 (type: UEFI)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7068MB RAM
Page File: 5523MB used, 11289MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.17763.0001 64bit Unicode
I don't think I have an option called Wattman in my console. I don't think its included with Acer
You are correct..it is not available on laptops...that is why we ask > https://community.amd.com/thread/196209
So what profile changes are you making that reverts to default?
Screenshot of the settings would help.
I tried different changes, for example change opengl to triple buffering, Anti aliasing, but when I restart the
computer the changes are gone. It keeps the changes until I restart the computer.
Try disabling fast startup.
Deciding whether to bother with Fast Startup actually takes longer than turning it on or off. First, open up your power options by hitting Windows+X or right-clicking your Start menu and selecting Power Options. In the Power Options window, click “Choose what the power buttons do.”
If this is the first time you’ve messed with these settings, you’ll need click “Change settings that are currently unavailable” to make the Fast Startup option available for configuration.
Scroll to the bottom of the window and you should see “Turn on fast startup (recommended),” along with other shutdown settings. Just use the check box to enable or disable Fast Startup. Save your changes and shut down your system to test it out.
If you don’t see the option at all, it means hibernation is not enabled on your machine. In this case, the only shutdown options you’ll see are Sleep and Lock. The quickest way to enable hibernation is to close the power settings window and then hit Windows+X and open Command Prompt (Admin). At the Command Prompt, type the command:
powercfg /hibernate on
I've been going on the Acer forums, and the other guy recommended the same thing.
Then he said disable fast boot, which I did, but same problem.
One thing I noticed is under Gaming--> No Mans Sky, if I make changes like Triple buffering ON. then leave ,
under No Mans Sky is says "enabled". Its "enabled until I restart the computer. then it becomes disabled?
power plans stick in windows 10 on my machine, ive changed it and it stays.
One weird thing I just noticed is that I said every time I restart the computer I lose my game profile to default.
Well for some unknown reason, its intermittant? yes, I tried it 8 times.
7 times game profiles got set to default, but the 8th time it didn't? Why? I don't know I did nothing different?
Actually I forgot one thing I played around was "I flipped it" (Movie Mystery Men)
I first Enabled fast startup, then restarted
1) still same problem, restart
*2)profile stayed?, restart
3) default, same problem, change, restart
4) default, same problem, change, restart
5) default, same problem, change, restart
6) default, same problem, change, restart
7) default, same problem, change restart, changed to Disable Fast Startup.
8) default, same problem, change, restart, changed to Enable Fast Startup
*9) profile stayed?
Actually I may have spoken too soon. Since I have fast startup enabled I assumed my problem was fixed
because under No Mans Sky in radeon it says Enabled. I assume that means profile?
But when I look into the settings it shows that it returned to default again every time I
restart the computer. I don't know why it cant retain this profile?
I read on reddit that the profile is named user.glb or something like that. But when
I open that particular file, it contains only control characters and gibberish.
Its totally unreadable.
Are you still using the old driver from Acer or have you updated/installed the new amd driver released Feb.25th.
Im using the latest drivers.
My latest experiment is to try to confirm whether any changes in radeon console are being used.
I tried No Mans Sky
- v sync ON, Triple buffering ON 25fps
- v sync OFF, triple buffering ON 25fps
- v sync OFF, triple buffering OFF 25 fps
they had exact same frame rate and same game smoothness as far as I could tell
does this mean its not being enabled? Too bad radeon didn't have some kind
of registry entry I could just go in and modify its settings somehow. I looked
in the registry but can't seem to find any config.
Not a very good test:
Vertical Refresh or VSync, synchronizes the application with the monitor frame rate with the objective of removing screen tearing.
Note! Wait for Vertical Refresh only works OpenGL 3D applications. When using other APIs such as DirectX® or Vulkan®, VSync is controlled via the 3D application graphics settings.
Every time I restart my laptop the gaming profiles reset to default. I'm having to restore my settings every time. This just started within the last week. I have 9.8.1 installed. I have changed nothing in the ensuing weeks. ASUS ROG GL702ZC - R7 1700/ RX 580 LAPTOP.