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AMD Issues Driver Fix to Solve Windows 11/10 BSOD System Freeze Bug

AMD says it has fixed a driver timeout issue caused by a wider MPO bug on Windows 11, although the fix is limited to RX 7000 cards.

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In January, I reported on an issue affecting Multi-Pane Overlay (MPO) on , which neither , , nor AMD had fixed. At the time, Microsoft simply said to disable MPO to avoid issues such as white screens and flickering. AMD systems were also specifically affected AMD Radeon systems through a driver timeout.

Well, AMD is now rolling out a fix for this specific issue. Users were reporting the driver timeout would lead to an AMD Bug Report Tool confirming a driver crash. This error would also sometimes lead to a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and system freezing.

In most cases the driver would restart automatically, although some users did need to manually restart MPO. Either way, it is an annoying bug. AMD has now sent out its new Windows WHQL-signed driver and says the issue is fixed. However, the company only confirms the fix for the Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs:

“Intermittent driver timeout, system freeze or BSOD may be observed using select displays on Radeon™ RX 7000 series GPUs.”

Driver Update

As this fix seems to be limited to the RX 7000 series, users with other GPUs will need to stick with the MPO bug workaround for the time being.

As for the rest of the changes AMD has made in its new driver update, here is the full changelog:

  • Metrics overlay may intermittently re-size to 50% after gameplay.
  • Application crash may be observed while opening Premium Gold Packs in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23.
  • Intermittent driver timeout may be observed in Halo Infinite™ in certain scenes with ray tracing enabled.
  • Corruption may be observed in Dying Light™ 2 around certain light sources.
  • Corruption may be observed in Returnal™ in certain scenes with ray tracing enabled on Radeon™ RX 6000 series GPUs.
  • Intermittent driver timeout, system freeze or BSOD may be observed using select displays on Radeon™ RX 7000 series GPUs.

Tip of the day: With many reachable wireless access points popping up and disappearing again, the available networks list can become quite annoying. If needed you can use the allowed and blocked filter list of Windows to block certain WiFi networks or all unknown WiFi networks.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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