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This issue occurs randomly. My GPU usage will suddenly go to 99% and stay there even while not gaming. This can happen for either GPU1, GPU2, or both, and the only way to resolve it is a hard reboot.

Any driver past 10.10E gives me this issue. Reading around shows it's fairly commonplace, particularly with the 5970. Any idea how to fix this? I'd really love to use the 11.1's, since they give me a bit of an FPS boost.

Any of you guys experiencing the same issue? If so, how do you resolve it (other than the obvious rollback of drivers)?

Note: These are 11.1's, though Afterburner shows them as 10.11 for some reason.
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post #2 of 36
I've been having the same issue...but I have crossfired 5870's here. On the 10.12's and the 11.1's I have this issue after exiting FO:NV. Going back to the 10.10's, it's all OK again.

I dunno...I can't help you much with this other than confirm I have the same problem.
post #3 of 36
Bump. Cause new drivers are AMD's way of saying "You must sidegrade to the current series."
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I'm still on 10.3 for Pete's sake.
 
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post #5 of 36
I can also confirm this issue on my single reference XFX 5850. Stuck with 10.10e =/
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Use 10.5a, problem solved.
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Wow, so no fix? Us 5xxx owners are supposed to accept that our cards have run their course in terms of driver updates?
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post #8 of 36
I'm currently using 10.12 without any issues. Had CTD and BSOD problems with 10.5 thru 10.10 when gaming.

Whoever can figure out the problems with ATI drivers should get some sort of Noble Prize.
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So why doesn't AMD make better drivers? Do they want to lose customers?
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
So why doesn't AMD make better drivers? Do they want to lose customers?
Sometimes it's hard to tell what their priorities were. Terry was just a PR guy but I don't know if they are just suffering from an architecture or a software development standpoint, but since the 5 series there's been a huge laundry list of problems with the drivers. I'm sure between the merger with AMD, and shipping their new APU processors they've had a lot of balancing acts to do but I just feel like they have some kind of internal problems with these drivers. Or maybe they're completely oblivious.

I would like to note though that I've had some huge nVidia drivers too (Let's not forget Vista) and let's not also forget the driver update that they released last year that fried a bunch of cards by turning off the fan control.

I'm not saying nVidia is worse or better but they both have their problems and they should both really try to get their stuff together. AMD especially.
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