AMD Crimson Driver Fan Bug Causes GPUs to Overheat, Hot Fix Coming out Soon
Last week, AMD launched its latest Crimson driver which it claims delivers supercharged performance and seamless stability when it comes to interacting with their hardware. The change, however, doesn’t seem to be hassle-free for everyone.
Several users seem to be reporting issues with their AMD GPUs after updating to the new Crimson Edition. The driver apparently causes the GPU’s default fan profile to get locked at a certain speed, which for most users is around 20 per cent, or less, regardless of temperature. AMD has acknowledged the issue and plans to publish a Hotfix driver today.
We are aware of low fan speed reports on select GPUs with Radeon Software Crimson Edition. We intend to publish a hotfix on Monday.
— AMD Radeon Graphics (@AMDRadeon) November 29, 2015
For some users, the bug even caused their GPUs to overheat to such an extent that they stopped working entirely. The issue is not widespread though, and seems to only affect certain GPUs, with HD 7000 series being the main victim. Hopefully, the fix will come out soon; in the meantime, just hold tight and avoid doing any benchmarking.