Well, this is just a word of warning, basically.
Over half a year ago, Melkathi wrote a short notice on Steam about the new AMD Radeon Crimson messing things up. So, having Radeon Catalyst, I heeded that advice, and put up updating that graphics cards software.
However, a few days ago, in a weak moment, I reckoned it would be safe by now to let it rip, as it were ( ). Well, it wasn't. It turned out to be a disaster.
My fan was acting up all of the sudden, and I got instant black screen shut downs. I opened the casing, and felt some pretty bad heat coming from my graphics card. I started googling (with two more shutdowns), and learned that this Crimson software bloody well destroys your rig. Gulp!
It took me quite some time, but I learned from a clever Russian that I could lower the CPU percentage a bit, if plugged in, while searching, just to lower the heat. This bought me time to completely uninstall everything AMD (my screen graphics looked like it did in 1996), find the latest old Catalyst software suite from November 2015, and then download it and reinstall it.
Lo' and behold! It worked. My computer is not hot at all anymore according to my monitor program, and it's once again running silently.
Edited by IndiraLightfoot, 09 June 2016 - 11:33 PM.