• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

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

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
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
 

Attachments

  • GPU-Z.exe
    5.8 MB · Views: 980
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
931 (0.15/day)
Location
Ireland
System Name "Run of the mill" (except GPU)
Processor R9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock X470 Taich Ultimate
Cooling Cryorig (not recommended)
Memory 32GB (2 x 16GB) Team 3200 MT/s, CL14
Video Card(s) Radeon RX6900XT
Storage Samsung 970 Evo plus 1TB NVMe
Display(s) Samsung Q95T
Case Define R5
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1000W
Mouse Roccat Leadr
Keyboard K95 RGB
Software Windows 11 Pro x64, insider preview dev channel
Benchmark Scores #1 worldwide on 3D Mark 99, back in the (P133) days. :)
No issues with TF2 just now on a 290x.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
18,344 (3.32/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard EVGA X570 FTW Wifi
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 64GB (4 x 16GB DR Samsung C-Die) @ DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply Corsair RM850x Gold 850W (2021 Version)
Mouse Steelseries Prime Wireless
Keyboard WASD CODE v3 Keyboard with MX Cherry Green Switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
No issues.
 
Joined
Sep 23, 2016
Messages
16 (0.01/day)
Processor Core i7-12700K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S
Memory 32 GB G.Skill DDR5
Video Card(s) ASUS ROG-STRIX GTX 3070 (8 GB)
Storage Samsung 1 TB 960 Pro NvME
Display(s) Philips 326M6F (32" 2560x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define 7
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5
Power Supply Seasonic TX-850
Mouse Cobra RedDragon
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT
Software Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
No problem with my GTX 1070 and playing Steam games (at least Far Cry 5).
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
1,226 (0.29/day)
Location
Omaha, NE
System Name Graphics Card Free...
Processor Ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX Wifi
Cooling Cryorig M9a w/ BeQuiet! PureWings 2 ~ 92mm
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200 ~ 16GB(2x8GB)
Storage Samsung EVO 870 SSD - 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2
Case Cardboard...
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 550w G3
Mouse Logitech t400 Zone Touch Mouse
Keyboard IBM Model "M" Keyboard
Software Manjaro ~ KDE Plasma
Benchmark Scores She's a Runner!
No issue on Ryzen 3 2200G when opening/closing steam, viewing steam ads or playing games. I tested Skyrim, Fallout: NV, and Fallout 4.

Best,

Liquid Cool
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Updated build attached to this post. Hopefully it works better now.

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

Attachments

  • GPU-Z.exe
    5.8 MB · Views: 720
Joined
Apr 15, 2009
Messages
951 (0.19/day)
Processor Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
Cooling ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360
Memory 32 GB Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 CL16
Video Card(s) XFX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black
Storage Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1TB
Display(s) LG 27GL850B x 2 / ASUS MG278Q
Case be quiet! Silent Base 802
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster AE-7 / Sennheiser HD 660S
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
Just tried this latest version. Within a minute of launching, I got the following error:
1538493262173.png
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
1,226 (0.29/day)
Location
Omaha, NE
System Name Graphics Card Free...
Processor Ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX Wifi
Cooling Cryorig M9a w/ BeQuiet! PureWings 2 ~ 92mm
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200 ~ 16GB(2x8GB)
Storage Samsung EVO 870 SSD - 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2
Case Cardboard...
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 550w G3
Mouse Logitech t400 Zone Touch Mouse
Keyboard IBM Model "M" Keyboard
Software Manjaro ~ KDE Plasma
Benchmark Scores She's a Runner!
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


Best,

Liquid Cool
 
Last edited:

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
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?
 

Attachments

  • GPU-Z.exe
    5.8 MB · Views: 595
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
1,226 (0.29/day)
Location
Omaha, NE
System Name Graphics Card Free...
Processor Ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX Wifi
Cooling Cryorig M9a w/ BeQuiet! PureWings 2 ~ 92mm
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200 ~ 16GB(2x8GB)
Storage Samsung EVO 870 SSD - 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2
Case Cardboard...
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 550w G3
Mouse Logitech t400 Zone Touch Mouse
Keyboard IBM Model "M" Keyboard
Software Manjaro ~ KDE Plasma
Benchmark Scores She's a Runner!
Just to confirm, you used Vega 8 for this testing?

That is correct.

I'll try the other version when I get up...:)

Best,

Liquid Cool
 
Joined
Apr 15, 2009
Messages
951 (0.19/day)
Processor Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
Cooling ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360
Memory 32 GB Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 CL16
Video Card(s) XFX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black
Storage Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1TB
Display(s) LG 27GL850B x 2 / ASUS MG278Q
Case be quiet! Silent Base 802
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster AE-7 / Sennheiser HD 660S
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
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.
 
Last edited:

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Cool, thanks for the quick feedback. Keep testing with this version please and report anything that's odd.
 
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
1,226 (0.29/day)
Location
Omaha, NE
System Name Graphics Card Free...
Processor Ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX Wifi
Cooling Cryorig M9a w/ BeQuiet! PureWings 2 ~ 92mm
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200 ~ 16GB(2x8GB)
Storage Samsung EVO 870 SSD - 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2
Case Cardboard...
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 550w G3
Mouse Logitech t400 Zone Touch Mouse
Keyboard IBM Model "M" Keyboard
Software Manjaro ~ KDE Plasma
Benchmark Scores She's a Runner!
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
 

Toothless

Tech, Games, and TPU!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
8,210 (2.64/day)
Location
Washington, USA
System Name Veraltet
Processor 5950x
Motherboard Asus x570 Crosshair VIII Hero Wifi
Cooling CoolerMaster PL360 Flux
Memory G.Skill TridentZ 4x16GB
Video Card(s) RX6800XT
Storage 2 NVME + 3 HDD
Display(s) Acer Nitro XZ342CK Pbmiiphx + 2x AOC 2425W
Case Fractal Design Meshify Lite 2
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries Arctis 5 + Moano condenser microphone / Samsung T400
Power Supply EVGA GQ 850w
Mouse Corsair Nightsword
Keyboard Corsair K55
VR HMD HP Reverb G2
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores PEBCAK
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
1,226 (0.29/day)
Location
Omaha, NE
System Name Graphics Card Free...
Processor Ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX Wifi
Cooling Cryorig M9a w/ BeQuiet! PureWings 2 ~ 92mm
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200 ~ 16GB(2x8GB)
Storage Samsung EVO 870 SSD - 1TB
Display(s) AOC 24G2
Case Cardboard...
Power Supply eVGA SuperNova 550w G3
Mouse Logitech t400 Zone Touch Mouse
Keyboard IBM Model "M" Keyboard
Software Manjaro ~ KDE Plasma
Benchmark Scores She's a Runner!
Runs good.

I'll nod and agree....:).

Worked perfectly all day. Couldn't come up with a single issue(and I assure you...it wasn't for lack of trying). Period.

Best,

Liquid Cool
 

slash_er

New Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2018
Messages
3 (0.00/day)
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.
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2011
Messages
970 (0.23/day)
Location
Botevgrad, Bulgaria, Europe
System Name Main PC/OldPC/3rd PC
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge/Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge/Core i3-4330 Haswell
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V/ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen1/ASUS H81M2
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/Intel Box cooler/Intel Box cooler
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance/32GB ADATA/16GB ADATA
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB/MSI RX 480 8GB/SAPPHIRE R9 390 8GB
Storage 2x1TB ADATA SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/2xCrucial 1TB SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/Samsung 1TB SSD+8TB+4TB HDDs
Display(s) Philips 274E5QHAB@HDMI + Philips 273EQH@DVI (both 27")
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
Audio Device(s) Kenwood Mini HiFi system/Microlab speakers/Philips HDMI (main)+LG TV monitor HDMI + Apple headphones
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent ProM 600 W (modular)
Mouse Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)@Razer Goliath mousepad (Medium speed)
Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)
Software Win10 64-bit (Main PC v.1809 RTM Enterprise/2nd PC v.1903 Insider Preview Pro/3rd PC - same as 2nd)
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. :)
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
These changes are now included in GPU-Z 2.12.0
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2011
Messages
970 (0.23/day)
Location
Botevgrad, Bulgaria, Europe
System Name Main PC/OldPC/3rd PC
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge/Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge/Core i3-4330 Haswell
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V/ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen1/ASUS H81M2
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/Intel Box cooler/Intel Box cooler
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance/32GB ADATA/16GB ADATA
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB/MSI RX 480 8GB/SAPPHIRE R9 390 8GB
Storage 2x1TB ADATA SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/2xCrucial 1TB SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/Samsung 1TB SSD+8TB+4TB HDDs
Display(s) Philips 274E5QHAB@HDMI + Philips 273EQH@DVI (both 27")
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
Audio Device(s) Kenwood Mini HiFi system/Microlab speakers/Philips HDMI (main)+LG TV monitor HDMI + Apple headphones
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent ProM 600 W (modular)
Mouse Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)@Razer Goliath mousepad (Medium speed)
Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)
Software Win10 64-bit (Main PC v.1809 RTM Enterprise/2nd PC v.1903 Insider Preview Pro/3rd PC - same as 2nd)
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.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Do you run Steam on Windows startup?
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2011
Messages
970 (0.23/day)
Location
Botevgrad, Bulgaria, Europe
System Name Main PC/OldPC/3rd PC
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge/Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge/Core i3-4330 Haswell
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V/ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen1/ASUS H81M2
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/Intel Box cooler/Intel Box cooler
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance/32GB ADATA/16GB ADATA
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB/MSI RX 480 8GB/SAPPHIRE R9 390 8GB
Storage 2x1TB ADATA SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/2xCrucial 1TB SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/Samsung 1TB SSD+8TB+4TB HDDs
Display(s) Philips 274E5QHAB@HDMI + Philips 273EQH@DVI (both 27")
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
Audio Device(s) Kenwood Mini HiFi system/Microlab speakers/Philips HDMI (main)+LG TV monitor HDMI + Apple headphones
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent ProM 600 W (modular)
Mouse Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)@Razer Goliath mousepad (Medium speed)
Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)
Software Win10 64-bit (Main PC v.1809 RTM Enterprise/2nd PC v.1903 Insider Preview Pro/3rd PC - same as 2nd)
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. :)
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,513 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
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 :)
 
Top