Question AMD gpu drivers died while I was using the PC?

Sep 10, 2022
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So that's apparently what happened, the pc froze for a second and then a lot of graphic errors showed up (the pc didn't crash), restarted and the drivers were dead (the graphic car was still running no problem) but I had to reinstall the AMD adrenalin drivers.
I was not playing games but using adobe premiere at the moment (if this helps)
I have a R 290 with custom cooling so it never suffered any heat problem. The problem is "fixed" but I dunno what caused the drivers to just die in the middle of a norm day
 
Many things can cause it.
Most likely culprits are corrupted files or memory errors.
Next would be a failing power supply.
List your hardware specs.
Do a disk check .if that is good run Memtest for at least 4 passes. 7 if this is a production machine. (overnight)
 
Sep 10, 2022
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how do you tell drivers are dead?

Its not normal for drivers to just stop working in the middle of a game.

What are specs of the PC?
No, I was not playing a game, I was using adobe premiere. The Pc froze and even tho I could notice what was happening on screen, there was a lot of graphic errors everywhere, after i restarted, the drivers were not working and AMD program was telling me it wasnt working properly.
 
Sep 10, 2022
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Many things can cause it.
Most likely culprits are corrupted files or memory errors.
Next would be a failing power supply.
List your hardware specs.
Do a disk check .if that is good run Memtest for at least 4 passes. 7 if this is a production machine. (overnight)
ahh sorry i forgot to reply, my pc:
Motherboard: Lenovo IS7XM
Processor: I7 2600
RAM: 16gbs DDR3 g.skill trident
Power supply: gigabyte 650W +80 bronze P650B
GPU: R9 290

The PC is old, but since I dont use it for anything really heavy (I just play competitive games and make silly videos on adobe premiere) it was never an issue, the last component I changed from it was the GPU, I had an old nvidia GT card that swapped
 

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