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AMD Radeon Software overclocks processors without the user knowing

AMD Radeon Software overclocks processors without the user knowing

Performance improvement is usually desirable on computers. It’s different if it happens without the user’s knowledge, which is what was specified in the case of AMD drivers.

It is about the Radeon Software Adrenaline package, which includes a whole set of fairly useful tools. It turns out that some of them do not work correctly.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenaline overclocks the CPU without the user knowing

There are reports of worried users online that their Ryzen CPUs are mysteriously (unbeknownst to them) being speeded up. It soon turned out that the graphics card driver Radeon Software Adrenaline is to blame – overclocking the card also … overclocks the processor with the automatic Curve Optimizer function.

Increasing the performance of your processor and graphics card may seem like a very good solution. Well, not exactly. The function changes parameters in the motherboard’s UEFI entered by users. It is also worth adding that overclocking the processor can have a negative effect on the stability of the computer and cause it to freeze or restart (for this reason, overclocking software often notifies the user about possible threats).

The manufacturer has officially confirmed the problem – in AMD’s statement to Tom’s Hardware, we read:

We are aware of an issue with the AMD package adjusting certain AMD CPU settings for some users. We are investigating this issue and will provide more information as soon as possible.

You suspect that the problem will be fixed in the next driver release. Currently, it can be resolved using the free Radeon Software Slimmer tool, which allows you to remove the Ryzen Master SDK (responsible for automatic CPU overclocking) from the Radeon Sftware package. It is not an official software of the manufacturer, so all operations are at your own risk.

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Be sure to let me know if you have noticed similar problems at home.

Source: Tom’s Hardware