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AMD Releases Radeon Crimson 15.11.1 Update Hotfix

A major driver-level fan-control issue was found on AMD’s last Crimson 15.11 update that required a prompt fixing due to many users claiming the issue resulted in damaged cards due to overheating. While tech news outlets did not discover the issue despite several “deep dive” feature articles about the update praising AMD for the driver overhaul, many users reported blacked or corrupted screens and were unable to recover after. NVIDIA has had several driver updates in the past that exhibited user-reported issue including ones as far back as 2013 with 320.18 WHQL and 2010 with 196.75. but this is the first time a similar problem has been reported about the red team’s drivers.


The hotfix  can be downloaded for 32-bit and 64-bit systems here. AMD for their part encourages users to report future issues encountered directly to http://www.amd.com/report, for both desktop and mobile Radeon issues encountered. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 update also includes:

  • [82050] Star Wars™: Battlefront – Snow flickers in a few locations in the game
  • [82240] Star Wars™: Battlefront – Sky rendering may be broken in some game locations
  • [82645] Fallout 4 – The compass may flicker during gameplay on AMD Radeon R9 390 Series products. We continue to investigate the issue with AMD Radeon R9 290 and AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Series products
  • [82667] Star Wars™: Battlefront – Shadowy textures are visible around hills/structures/caves
  • [81890] Just Cause 3 – Texture corruption may be experienced during gameplay
  • [54874] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Poor AMD Crossfire™ technology performance may be experienced
  • [82338] The driver installation may fail while installing the ACP component
  • [82426] The font size in Chinese language installations may be too small
  • [82438] The label range values in some AMD FreeSync™ technology installations may be incorrect
  • [82536] The Radeon Settings dropbox does not close when it is clicked on a second time
  • [82603] The AMD OverDrive™ fan settings is always set to ON after first edit on reboot
  • [82586] Language shows up as Chinese Simplified when Chinese Traditional is selected in Windows® 7
  • [82656] Radeon Settings crashes on the Display tab when cloning a display via HDMI on some notebooks
  • [82671] AMD OverDrive fan speed is reset to Manual on exiting from a 3D game or application. Users will have to reset their AMD OverDrive pages to ensure issue is fixed
  • [82766] Radeon Settings does not get upgraded in some install scenarios
  • [82691] AMD OverDrive™ cannot revert to default settings in some situations


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