Question Is freesync activated through Radeon Settings or monitor OSD... or could it be both?

Khulafu

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Hi everyone. Thanks for taking the time to check on my issue.

Let me explain my concern a bit. Situation is that I have been having numerous issues ever since getting a passed down rx 580 8gb. I know the card is in great condition as installing ONLY the drivers and without Radeon software does not give me ANY issue at all. It is when I install it that I get annoyances. Some of the problems I get are:

-random fps drops in Overwatch. (from 160fps down to like 40 in a split second)
-black flickering in Blue stacks. (reaches up to like 5 times a minute)
-occasional driver/radeon software crashes on start up. (garbage display for a few sec, then it recovers like nothing happened. checked this in event viewer.

My main concern is that if I install the drivers bareback, would I be still able to use Fsync by turning it on the OSD of my display (Viewsonic XG2401) or is Radeon software an absolute must?

Before anyone asks, I also tried using a different 144hz display fsync capable, Display port cables, using other refresh rates like 60, 75, 120 and of course clean uninstall with DDU and reinstalling driver + radeon settings. I even did clean windows 10 installs in both testing with different monitors. I still get the same crap after everything. It only gets resolved by installing the drivers alone. (which i intend to keep as it is most hassle free.)


quick spec:
i5 8500
2x8 2133mhz ram
rx 580 8gb strix

Viewsonic XG2401
 

Khulafu

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Probably a PSU issue I would think what is your PSU make and age
hi there. my psu is a seasonic m12 bronze 520w modular, about 5 years old. I forgot to mention that i also tried another seasonic psu. i forget the rating but it was a gold rated psu. Same problems occur, sadly. It was a rather stressful almost whole month of testing and troubleshooting.
 

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