AMD Adrenalin can reportedly change CPU settings with out telling customers
PSA: Customizing how PC parts function at all times carries a specific amount of danger. However, if components distributors are going to offer the software program with which to do that, they need to at all times inform customers of what precisely these instruments do. It appears this is not at all times the case with AMD’s Adrenalin GPU drivers.
A reader just lately knowledgeable Igor Wallossek of Igor’s Lab that the Ryzen Master CPU configuration module in AMD’s Adrenalin GPU driver model 22.3.1 had altered their CPU’s settings with out informing them. Wallossek’s personal investigation efficiently reproduced the problem.
If a consumer has manually altered an AMD CPU’s settings within the BIOS – in an effort to underclock it within the reader’s case – Adrenalin may fail to load a customized GPU profile, forcing a reset. The reset then causes the Ryzen Master module to alter some CPU settings with out informing the consumer. This may cause crashes if a consumer tries to load a GPU profile they tuned round particular CPU settings with out realizing these settings have modified.
Unfortunately, the patch notes for the Adrenalin 22.3.2 hotfix make no point out of the issue. Wallossek’s answer is to disable the Ryzen Master module by putting in Radeon Software Slimmer and deciding on Post Install > Scheduled Tasks > AMDRyzenMasterSDK. One Redditor sidestepped the problem by constructing a further GPU profile.
This conduct solely appears to happen in PCs with AMD CPUs and GPUs. It hasn’t been noticed when Intel CPUs or Nvidia GPUs are concerned.