Windows 10: No Drivers Work Right With PowerColor RX 470 Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
       06 Jan 2017 #1

    No Drivers Work Right With PowerColor RX 470


    Ever since I built my computer, I've been getting BSODs, Freezing, Hanging, and Crashing. All of the BSOD errors were VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (Caused my atikmpag.sys). I tried everything that I could think of, update Windows, update AMD drivers, update BIOS, update ALL drivers, memtest, chkdsk, sfc, HDD tests, DDU, check for overheating, and more. I think that I solved most of that problem though, I installed the drivers provided my PowerColor on their website, and haven't gotten any more BSODs, but it's only been about 12 hours, only time will tell. After installing the PowerColor drivers, I was greeted by another strange issue, constant screen flickering. I got the screen flickering using 2 different PowerColor drivers, the one I got off their website, and the one on the disk that came with it. After about an hour of fiddling around in the settings, I found the culprit; my display was set to 144hz. My monitor can display 144hz just fine, and the AMD drivers let me use 144hz on my monitor. It doesn't flicker on any thing lower than 144hz though, such as 120hz, 75hz, 60hz, etc. I'm glad that it's no longer crashing, but I'd really like to get the full potential out of my monitor, but I can settle for 120hz until I find a fix. Is there any way to fix this? I DID try to update the monitor drivers, but that didn't change anything. Also, I did reseat my GPU, rotated the RAM sticks, and secured connections in my computer, but that didn't fix the flickering, but I haven't checked if it got rid of the BSODs on AMD drivers, as I had already installed the PowerColor drivers, do you think it's worth checking?
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  2.    06 Jan 2017 #2

    I think you need an SSD for your OS as if you are using the 1tb drive it could be bottlenecking the mb/s to reach 144hz as in rendering speed through the CPU ?

    you can use your 1tb for all software ect as this loads faster if it is not the OS.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       06 Jan 2017 #3

    RoadBlaster said: View Post
    I think you need an SSD for your OS as if you are using the 1tb drive it could be bottlenecking the mb/s to reach 144hz as in rendering speed through the CPU ?

    you can use your 1tb for all software ect as this loads faster if it is not the OS.
    But the thing is, I was getting 144hz perfectly fine with the AMD drivers, but after switching to the PowerColor drivers, it starts flickering with 144hz.

    Also, I've NEVER heard anything about 144hz being restricted by only having a SSD.

    EDIT: Weird... Just changed the settings back to 144hz, and it works with no flickering.
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  4.    06 Jan 2017 #4

    Yes, but a mechanical hard drive is such old tech to use as the OS system, so the CPU is having to wait for hard drive begin sending data before it continues with frame rendering causing the bottle neck as the hard drive is the really slow part of the OS.

    SSD is 10 times faster at loading & reading as there is no mechanical arm swinging across the disk, before you look at any other problem get an SSD what ever size you want ?

    Don't try copying across you OS on the SSD do a fresh clean install with the latest Crimson drivers for your GPU.
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