AMD’s new graphics control centre released late last Friday, and it was a relatively smooth transition. Aside from a small bug that caused some graphics cards to lock their fan speed a a mere 20-percent; which resulted in burnt out GPUs. AMD is aware of the problem, and has promised to issue a fix for the bugged software by today.
Initial reports began surfacing on Sunday, when Redditors took to the site to share their problems with the new Radeon Software: Crimson Edition. A number of users claimed that the new drivers messed with their GPU fan settings, and damaged the GPU itself. However, a number of users in the r/AMD subreddit were skeptical about the claims of bugged software.
We are aware of low fan speed reports on select GPUs with Radeon Software Crimson Edition. We intend to publish a hotfix on Monday.
— AMD Radeon (@amdradeon) November 29, 2015
Whatever the reality of the matter is, AMD has responded to claims saying that it is aware of a bug with Radeon Software, and is preparing to issue a hotfix. In the mean time, Radeon graphics card owners will be able to implement a temporary fix (thanks to reddit user Mufinz1337) of the problem by manually adjusting the fan speed through Radeon Software itself.
The temporary fix isn’t pretty, considering that it locks the fans to spin at whatever setting is chosen; but it should prevent the GPU from burning itself out. AMD’s official patch should be out soon, so Radeon owners will just have to be patient and wait another few hours for the solution to be published.