RX570 Driver Timeouts, lots of troubleshooting done but still no better after almost 3 years! Any help is appreciated.

B0NK3RS

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Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: MSI RX 570 8GB OC Edition
GPU Drivers: Adrenalin Driver Version: 21.8.2
CPU: RYZEN 5 1600X 6 CORE 12 THREADS (Wraith Prism Cooler)
Motherboard: MSI B350 Gaming Plus (7A34vMHR)
RAM: 16GB (2x8) CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX DDR-4 2400MHZ CL16
PSU: NZXT C650 80+ Gold
Operating System & Version: WINDOWS 10 PRO 19043
Storage: Adata XPG SX8200 M.2 1 TB, Seagate Barracuda 1TB 2.5"
Other: 4x Arctic F12 fans, DVD RW disc drive

Description of Original Problem: Constant GPU display driver timeouts. No joke it has been constant for the past 3 years when I built this thing! It could instantly be on a cold boot, using a browser, gaming, or it would work fine but left to idle for 10 minutes would cause the issue. Some nights I will be able to get in a few hours gaming without any issues but when I stop the timeouts will begin...

Troubleshooting: Multiple drivers, using DDU every time, and all the suggestions I can find. The card was replaced within the first 3 months when I bought it and sent back for RMA about 6 months ago and still nothing changes. I have swapped the PSU (I did it in 2020 to test but recently I upgraded from a Corsair CX650M bronze to the NZXT gold) and RAM but no luck and also applied fresh thermal paste to the GPU (& CPU) about 2 months ago. I tried using just the GPU driver without the Adrenaline software, didn't help. Windows Memory Diagnostic multiple times but found no errors... I have tried under/overclocking and can get it stable but the timeout still occur. Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 10 for a fresh start but it didn't help.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm at my wits end with this with no hope to build again in the near future so it would be nice to enjoy what I have... I hope what I have written is legible...
 

Svet

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Test this GPU in another PC if possible
or/and test your computer with another GPU.
 

B0NK3RS

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I wish I could but I don't have any means to test the card in another computer. I realise this is one of the things I need, and should, have done already but sadly I can't and I've honestly been putting off spending £ on another GPU because of the prices.

I can probably get my hands on an RX 550 2GB card to test the computer. Would that be suitable?
 

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You can borrow from a friends to try or to go your reseller to test it for you.

I can probably get my hands on an RX 550 2GB card to test the computer. Would that be suitable?
Yes, the suspected is that your current GPU is damaged.
 

B0NK3RS

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I have a final update.

The one main thing I haven't done so far is swap the GPU out to see what happens. So I managed to get a hold of a Galax GTX 970 OC for cheap and it's been 3 days now and zero issues so far. Man it feels good to not stress over it anymore!

I find it hard to believe that the MSI RX570 OC 8GB is so terrible but it certainly seems that way! It was replaced once by the retailer and sent for repair to MSI but it was still complete garbage...

Thank you to anyone who had suggestions and tried to help.
 

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Thanks for the update as well.
 
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