Desktop Radeon RX 6700 XT Keeps Crashing All Of Sudden

Leonine

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Hi all,
I hope someone can save me from my new nightmare. So I have had this pc built from PC Specialist for a few months now and it has been amazing until today.

So ill cut to chase. I turned on my pc today to play Star Citizen and every 5 mins it was crashing and I put it down to the game being in alpha still and normal problems maybe an off day. However, I then went on EA FC 24 and couldnt even complete a match before it crashed and flashed black screen and my whole pc froze. Its like my graphics card all of a sudden goes silent and crashes.
I then received the error code which I have attached for yall to see. So i take it its a driver issue. Now today in update history I had driver update: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Display - 31.0.14070.0. Could this affect it and if so what can i do or is this more of a graphics card issue meaning resetting all drivers etc?

Thank you in advance Sorry if im being stupid or anything my relevant specs are as followed:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 7600
GPU: 6700 XT
RAM: 32gb 2x16gb corsair.
SSD: 1x 500gb for start up and 1x 1TB & 1x 2TB.
 

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SpyderTracks

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Hi all,
I hope someone can save me from my new nightmare. So I have had this pc built from PC Specialist for a few months now and it has been amazing until today.

So ill cut to chase. I turned on my pc today to play Star Citizen and every 5 mins it was crashing and I put it down to the game being in alpha still and normal problems maybe an off day. However, I then went on EA FC 24 and couldnt even complete a match before it crashed and flashed black screen and my whole pc froze. Its like my graphics card all of a sudden goes silent and crashes.
I then received the error code which I have attached for yall to see. So i take it its a driver issue. Now today in update history I had driver update: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Display - 31.0.14070.0. Could this affect it and if so what can i do or is this more of a graphics card issue meaning resetting all drivers etc?

Thank you in advance Sorry if im being stupid or anything my relevant specs are as followed:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 7600
GPU: 6700 XT
RAM: 32gb 2x16gb corsair.
SSD: 1x 500gb for start up and 1x 1TB & 1x 2TB.
Hiya, can you copy and paste the full specs from the order page?
 

Leonine

Member
Hiya, can you copy and paste the full specs from the order page?
Hi No problem.
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Memory (RAM)32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR5 5600MHz (2 x 16GB)
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SpyderTracks

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If the GPU driver updated through windows update it would suggest the proper GPU driver hasn't been installed.

How did you install windows when you got it? Where did you source drivers?
 

Leonine

Member
If the GPU driver updated through windows update it would suggest the proper GPU driver hasn't been installed.

How did you install windows when you got it? Where did you source drivers?
Hi i just got windows from a USB stick and then let it do its thing and update and find everything
 

Martinr36

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How do you mean you just got windows from a USB stick, where did you purchase it as no windows shown on the original order
 

Leonine

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I downloaded AMD software today from their website and it comes up with this error when gaming and my computer crashes.
 

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I had windows bootable from USB Stick and then had a key for Windows 11 already sorted to enter and enable
But where did you get the windows image? And what process did you take to install it?

The reason we're asking is there is only one method to clean install, if it hasn't been done correctly, then the system is never going to be stable as it's not been configured. Doesn't matter what you install after the fact, it's always going to be unstable.

So it's up to you, if you're certain you've clean installed, then I'd suggest a DDU sweep of the graphics drivers and reinstall them.
 
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Leonine

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But where did you get the windows image? And what process did you take to install it?

The reason we're asking is there is only one method to clean install, if it hasn't been done correctly, then the system is never going to be stable as it's not been configured. Doesn't matter what you install after the fact, it's always going to be unstable.

So it's up to you, if you're certain you've clean installed, then I'd suggest a DDU sweep of the graphics drivers and reinstall them.
Ok thank you, the image came from a USB from friend who bascially is the IT dude at my work he has a empty bootable windows from USB i guess and sets up all the computers with it and then sorts codes etc. In my case I got it on my USB stick from him and then i purchased a windows 11 key for the windows 10 software he had on stick. If that makes sense

Never really had any problems till literally 2 days ago.
 

Bhuna50

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then i purchased a windows 11 key for the windows 10 software he had on stick. If that makes sense
If you got a Windows 11 key, then I suggest you download the Windows 11 image and clean install using that - not what your colleague as given you.
 

Leonine

Member
If you got a Windows 11 key, then I suggest you download the Windows 11 image and clean install using that - not what your colleague as given you.
Ok cause when it did install it went to windows 10. Then i had to update to 11 later on. Even though was an 11 key. So the key only activated the software but still remained windows 10 temp
 

SpyderTracks

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Ok thank you, the image came from a USB from friend who bascially is the IT dude at my work he has a empty bootable windows from USB i guess and sets up all the computers with it and then sorts codes etc. In my case I got it on my USB stick from him and then i purchased a windows 11 key for the windows 10 software he had on stick. If that makes sense

Never really had any problems till literally 2 days ago.
Firstly, unless you don't own a USB, you'd never use something provided by someone else, as it's likely gonna be outdated. You always create a usb from the latest windows image direct from Microsoft.

At very best, you've clean installed windows 10 and then upgraded in place to 11 which you don't want to do, it's completely negates the whole point of a clean install.. But as you're unable to explain the process you took, I suspect you didn't actually clean install and just installed over the top in which case it will be further compromised.

I would suggest a proper clean install with the latest image direct from Microsoft.
 

Leonine

Member
Firstly, unless you don't own a USB, you'd never use something provided by someone else, as it's likely gonna be outdated. You always create a usb from the latest windows image direct from Microsoft.

At very best, you've clean installed windows 10 and then upgraded in place to 11 which you don't want to do, it's completely negates the whole point of a clean install.. But as you're unable to explain the process you took, I suspect you didn't actually clean install and just installed over the top in which case it will be further compromised.

I would suggest a proper clean install with the latest image direct from Microsoft.
Ok thank you so how do i go about that do i have to factory reset my pc and buy a new windows?
 

Bhuna50

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buy a new windows?
No you said you have already bought a Windows 11 key.

Read this post:

 

Leonine

Member
No you said you have already bought a Windows 11 key.

Read this post:

Thank you
 

Martinr36

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W11 clean install instructions

Download a new copy of Windows using the Media Creation Tool (Second option on linked page) to an 8GB (min) USB.
Boot that USB and choose a Custom Install.
Delete all UEFI partitions on the system drive (EFI System, Recovery, MSR Reserved, Primary).
Select the unallocated space that results and click the Next button. The installer will create the correct partitions and install Windows.
Run Windows Update repeatedly, even across reboots, until no more updates are found.
You may need/want to download and install the latest graphics driver from the Nvidia/AMD website (they change so regularly the latest version isn't always in the Windows libraries).
This is also worth a watch
 

Leonine

Member
Hi all, an update - So I decided to give it to my technician friend in the end who did some tests after following everything you all said.

He ran some tests and even removed the graphics card and put into new device and it turned out the graphics card was the issue and faulty. It has excessive coil whine whatever that means and also kept crashing on benchmark tests such as heaven etc. He advised he has seen this with AMD before and it’s a known issue with the 6700 xt - was wondering if a 3070 is a good alternative as I have used Nvidia in the past with no issue?
 

SpyderTracks

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Hi all, an update - So I decided to give it to my technician friend in the end who did some tests after following everything you all said.

He ran some tests and even removed the graphics card and put into new device and it turned out the graphics card was the issue and faulty. It has excessive coil whine whatever that means and also kept crashing on benchmark tests such as heaven etc. He advised he has seen this with AMD before and it’s a known issue with the 6700 xt - was wondering if a 3070 is a good alternative as I have used Nvidia in the past with no issue?
Unfortunately you will have voided your warranty taking it to a 3rd party.
 

Leonine

Member
Unfortunately you will have voided your warranty taking it to a 3rd party.
I don’t mind getting a new card as a like for like may experience same issue if only few months old and I am now debating the reliability of the AMD graphics cards. I’m just wondering if since I have had Nvidia in past if that would be best to go back to and if so what’s the best alternative for my specs?
 
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