Question Witcher 3 crashes driver or CTDs anywhere from a minute to an hour of game play

Basblob

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Setup:

GPU: Rx 5700 xt Gigabyte gaming OC

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

RAM: g.skill tridentz 3200MHz 2x8gb ram

Motherboard: b450 tomahawk (motherboard)

PSU: cx750 corsair PSU

Driver: Radeon version 20.1.3 (Tried rolling back to 19.12.2)

OS: Running Windows 10 64bit

I do NOT have this issue in any other game that I've seen. Although, since I built the rig I've only played BL3, witcher 1 & 2, and Doom 2016. I haven't tried witcher 3 with my old 970 yet.

I've been trying to play the witcher 3 on my new rig but have been unable to get the game to play longer than an hour, and usually any longer than 5 minutes. Sometimes it crashes almost immediately upon the game loading in.

I've attempted underclocking, reinstalling drivers (DDU in safe mode and reinstalling), w/ and w/o mods, reinstalling game, verifying game cache, etc.

Some things I've noticed are the gpu used to run at 99-98% usage the moment I was in the game, but after I disabled the gpu in device manager -> restart -> re-enable gpu => restart, it now runs at 60 - 80 %. For Awhile this seemed to have fixed the issue, but now its back, and the gpu usage is starting to hover closer to 80 - 85%. Still not 99 though.
 

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