pc may freeze if an older amd gpu is utilized with win 10

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  1. explorer11

    explorer11 MDL Novice

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    #1 explorer11, Apr 10, 2016
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    I installed Windows 10 from
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    The gpu that I use is Radeon HD5450. Windows 10 automatically installed the gpu driver, from Windows Update, and it installed a version released on 04.11.2015. PC sometimes randomly feezes, and some have suggested to install a newer version, that is a beta version, because the previous version has this freezing problem on Windows 10, that was resolved in the beta version.

    On amd website, the latest stable version is 15.7.1. Amd says that version 15.7.1 is compatible with Windows 10. I did a clean install using "AMD Clean Uninstall Utility​​", and installed version 15.7.1, but it did not install because it is not compatible with Windows 10. Then, I installed version 16.2.1 Beta, released on 26.02.2016, and it is compatible with Windows 10, but it is beta and amd says it will not release a stable version.

    I found others that have Radeon HD 5000 series, and had driver problems (freezing) after switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

    I don't want to upgrade the gpu right now, so two options remain:
    1. Install Windows 7 and use a stable gpu driver.
    2. Use WIndows 10 and use a beta gpu driver.

    Which of these options would you recommend ? I never used a beta driver before, I don't know if it would be a good idea.
     
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    No harm in checking out the beta. You can always roll back.
     
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  3. explorer11

    explorer11 MDL Novice

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    Is it possible for a beta driver to damage the hardware ? To damage the igpu, video card, monitor, etc ?

    Is it possible for a gpu beta driver to overheat the gpu ?
     
  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have never had any issues with beta software, and I use it as often as possible.
     
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  5. frepsz

    frepsz MDL Junior Member

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    In AMD World "beta" driver only means that it has no WHQL logo, not the usual interpretation of the word meaning unfinished software. You can use it safely.
     
  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    I know the topic involves an AMD card, but nvidia says to not roll back the driver. Uninstall, then install instead. That's how I'd do it with an AMD driver too. Also, some of the best drivers I've used were beta.
     
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  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Man, you have a hardware issue, not a driver problem. I have a couple of boxes running windows 10 pro, one computer uses a Radeon HD5450 and the other a Radeon HD4870 both using the driver provided by windows update and both run flawless and rock solid.

    Perhaps your 5450 is damaged, have another card to try? Whats your compuer full specs?
     
  8. White Wizard

    White Wizard MDL Junior Member

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    I experienced computer freezing with my old Nvidia GeForce GT 240M graphics card since i started using Windows 10. Under Windows 7 it worked perfectly. Sony provides the graphics driver, but they are not updating it to windows 10. The computer freezing occurred mostly while using Internet Explorer or Edge browser, so i switched to Google Chrome browser and the computer freezing has almost stopped, it happens just once in a while.