AMD driver keeps crashing when playing games on PC
AMD is among the popular graphics card manufacturers. Graphics card manufactured by AMD provides gamers with superb gaming experience. A graphics card is a piece of hardware responsible for rendering images and displaying high quality photos and videos. Without a doubt, a graphics card is a gamer’s best friend. In order to establish a communication link between a graphics card and an operating system, you must install the required driver. When the driver malfunctions or is corrupted, the respective devices do not work properly. Such a problem is encountered by gamers who have installed AMD graphics cards in their systems. According to them, the AMD driver crashes 10-15 minutes after launching a game. If you have such a problem, the solutions provided in this article may help you fix it.
AMD driver keeps crashing when playing games on PC
If your AMD driver crashes while playing games, here’s how to fix the problem.
- AMD graphics card driver rollback
- Download AMD graphics card driver
- Disable Enhanced Sync
- Use Dual Rail PSU (if your graphics card supports it)
- Update your chipset driver
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1]AMD graphics card driver rollback
Installing the latest version of Windows Updates also updates the graphics card and other device drivers (if the latest driver version is available). If you experience this problem after installing the latest Windows update, roll back your graphics card driver (if the option is available in Device Manager) and see if that fixes the problem.
The steps to rollback the AMD graphics card driver are as follows:
- hurry Win + X keys and select Device Manager.
- Right click on your AMD driver and select Properties.
- Click on the Driver and see if the Driver Rollback option is available.
- If the option is available, click on it and rollback the AMD driver.
The rollback option installs the previous version of the driver on your system.
2]Download AMD graphics card driver
Another solution to fix this problem is to download or update AMD drivers with AMD Driver Autodetect. AMD Driver Autodetect will detect your machine’s graphics card and Windows operating system. If a new driver is available, the tool will download it with a single click and start the installation process. The auto-detect tool gives you the option to download the latest official driver. If you are interested, AMD Clean Uninstall Utility can help you remove AMD driver files completely.
This solution solved the problem for many users. That should also help you.
3]Disable Enhanced Sync
Enhanced Sync or VSync is a feature of AMD graphics cards that matches your game’s frame rate with your monitor’s refresh rate and gives you a lightning-fast, tear-free gaming experience. Some users have encountered issues with this feature. When they disabled this feature, the problem went away.
If you have enabled the Enhanced Sync feature then we suggest you to disable it and then check if it solves the problem. To disable AMD Enhanced Sync, open the Settings panel of your AMD graphics card software, then select the Graphic tongue. After that, click on the button next to Radeon Enhanced Sync to disable this feature.
4]Use a dual rail PSU (if your graphics card supports it)
If your graphics card is connected to the power supply via a single cable split at two ends, replace it with two separate cables. But for that you need a dual rail PSU (Power Supply Unit). The electronic components of a PC need DC input current to function. This is why a power supply is installed on each computer so that the incoming alternating current is converted into direct current output.
A graphics card requires a 12 V DC input. A dual-rail power supply has two 12 V DC outputs. In a dual rail PSU, the incoming current is distributed across two 12V outputs, therefore, the two 12V outputs provide less current compared to the single rail PSU. Current is directly proportional to power and power is directly proportional to heat generation. Therefore, less current means less power consumption and less power consumption means less heat generation. That’s why if you connect your graphics card to a Dual Rail PSU using two separate cables, your graphics card will consume less power, which will reduce the amount of heat generated. This reduces the chances of crashing while gaming.
Before buying a Dual Rail PSU, you need to know how much current your graphics card needs to work properly so that you don’t make a mistake when buying a Dual Rail PSU. Read the power supply’s specifications to find out how much current each 12V output delivers.
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5]Update your chipset driver
Another cause for this problem is outdated or corrupted chipset driver. We suggest you update your chipset driver from Device Manager. The steps for the same are given below:
- Right click on Start and select Device Manager.
- Extend the System devices node.
- Right click on your chipset driver and select Update driver.
- Now select Automatically search for drivers.
After that, Windows will search for the latest version of your chipset driver and install it. Alternatively, you can also install the chipset driver manually by downloading it from the manufacturer’s website.
Why does my game keep crashing AMD?
Before buying a game, you should check its hardware requirements. The most common cause of game crashes is unsupported hardware. If your computer is unable to run the game, the game will crash. If your game crashes even though your system hardware is capable of running it, your graphics card driver may be corrupted. You need to update your graphics card driver from Device Manager.
Another cause of game crashing is excessive heat generation while gaming. When we play a game, the graphics card consumes power. Due to the high power consumption, the amount of heat generation is also high. One way to reduce heat generation is to reduce the power consumption of your graphics card, which can be done by using a dual rail power supply.
How do I fix my AMD driver bug?
If your AMD driver has a bug, there should be the latest version released by AMD on its official website. Visit AMD official website and download the latest driver for your graphics card. Now uninstall the current version of your graphics card driver and then run the setup file to install the driver manually. Alternatively, you can also update your graphics card driver through Windows’ optional update feature.
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