AMD’s Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

AMD's Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

AMD’s Radeon Software drivers have a fan speed issue causing GPUs to overheat

 

AMD’s new Radeon Software Crimson drivers has been hailed by many people as a great improvement by most publications and AMD users, but the change has not been hassle free for everyone. 

One bug with this new driver is that they can cause the GPUs default fan profile to go haywire, locking the GPUs fan speed to a certain speed, which for some is an overly load 100% and for others it is 20%, which causes some GPUs to overheat during gameplay. AMD has acknowledged the issue and has promised a Hotfix driver which will be published today. 

 

 

Below is a statement that we have received from AMD this morning, reiterating the fact that a fix for this issue will be out later today. 

 

       We’re aware of isolated reports of low fan states following the installation of Radeon Software ‘Crimson Edition’ on select Radeon GPUs. Our engineering teams have identified and addressed this issue, and we intend to release a hotfix on amd.com this coming Monday, November 30th.

 

Many AMD users have reported that their GPUs have overheated and stopped working entirely because of this issue, so hopefully AMD will have a fix out soon, and will be helping those who have suffered from hardware damage because of this issue. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s Fan Speed issue in their recent Radeon Software Crimson Drivers on the OC3D Forums.