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[GPU-Z Test Build] Fix system crash related to Steam / Valve anti-cheat

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Please test if this build fixes the crashes some people have been encountering when starting Steam or playing some Steam games

This fix is for all GPUs: NVIDIA, AMD, ATI, Intel
 

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No issues.
 
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No problem with my GTX 1070 and playing Steam games (at least Far Cry 5).
 
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No issue on Ryzen 3 2200G when opening/closing steam, viewing steam ads or playing games. I tested Skyrim, Fallout: NV, and Fallout 4.

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Updated build attached to this post. Hopefully it works better now.

My test case was CS:GO which normally crashes within a few minutes
 

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Just tried this latest version. Within a minute of launching, I got the following error:
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After viewing the two other threads this morning, I walked away thinking this was affecting nvidia cards only...that is...until I read Divide Overflows post. Again, I downloaded the revision and beat the hell out of my system with opening & closing steam/games/gpu-z with zero issues until I actually stopped testing. Then this popped up.

GPU-Z crash.jpg


I clicked on yes...then this popped up a minute later.

GPU-Z crash 2.jpg


Then this...right in to a loop. Where it eventually says it failed...click ok and the box closes.

GPU-Z crash 3.jpg


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Liquid Cool
 
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Then this popped up.
I think this might be related to the out of memory bug. Will repro on R9 290 to find the cause. Just to confirm, you used Vega 8 for this testing?

@Liquid Cool check out the attached build, does it work better?
 

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Thanks W1zzard, I'm not getting the Out of Memory error anymore with the latest test build.
Hopefully @Liquid Cool can also confirm it's working without issue.
 
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Cool, thanks for the quick feedback. Keep testing with this version please and report anything that's odd.
 
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I've pounded on GPU-Z all morning...haven't run into a single issue.

Yet.

At this point, I'm trying to make it fail.

:),

Liquid Cool
 

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Keep testing with this version please and report anything that's odd.
Played a couple of CSGO Deathmatch games with this GPU-Z running in the background and had no BSODs, while on the non-test version I usually had BSODs on map load or a few minutes into the game. Going to keep GPU-Z running in the background for now to see if it stays stable.
VAC/Steam was my first guess back when I started getting BSODs but I think I forgot to mention it in the other topic... Didn't know other cards had this issue though, seemed like it was just a tiny batch of Nvidia cards because I couldn't find any info whatsoever about these BSODs anywhere and it was some blind luck that I stumbled upon the relevant TPU thread a while ago.
 
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Works fine on my AMD Radeon PC with Radeon R9 390 card.

Did not have time and the audacity :( to try on my R9 290 PC. :)
 

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These changes are now included in GPU-Z 2.12.0
 
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These changes are now included in GPU-Z 2.12.0
Very carefully, and feeling scared :( I ran this one on my AMD Radeon R9 290 system today just now, a few minutes ago. Works for now!
I dare not restart, as I fear my system might crash and burn again. (and GPU-Z is disabled from auto-start anyway)

NOTE: A few weeks ago, after working for months, GPU-Z failed on same PC very spectacularly!
All that changed were some Windows Updates installed plus a newer AMD Radeon Adrenalin drivers version.
For a horribile 1/2-hour, I restarted and restarted my PC via Reset button, as GPU-Z was set to start with Windows and caused a system freeze every time!
Then I VERY quickly ran Windows Task Manager after the 4th-5th restart and killed the nasty culprit process of GPU-Z.
Then when system started in full, somehow I was able to run GPU-Z and disable auto-start... NOT good.

Hope this one has this fixed. But cannot say for sure.
 

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Do you run Steam on Windows startup?
 
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Do you run Steam on Windows startup?
No. Just like GPU-Z, Steam is set not to run on startup. However, I have lots of other stuff running on startup. So, I assume it is a similar conflict happening.
OS is Windows 10 64-bit, version 1809 - so latest one, the one Microsoft pulled :) (but will return soon, I see)

I can attach MSInfo32 Autorun screenshots if you want? Or maybe a log from the better Autoruns tool. :)
 

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No. Just like GPU-Z, Steam is set not to run on startup. However, I have lots of other stuff running on startup. So, I assume it is a similar conflict happening.
OS is Windows 10 64-bit, version 1809 - so latest one, the one Microsoft pulled :) (but will return soon, I see)

I can attach MSInfo32 Autorun screenshots if you want? Or maybe a log from the better Autoruns tool. :)
Nah, was just wondering because this version specifically fixes issues with Steam. Guess we'll never know until you try :)
 
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