AMD Lining Up Hotfix For Reported Crimson Edition Software Low Fan Bug Issues
Radeon Software is the newfangled replacement for AMD's Catalyst Control Center. It kicks off with Crimson Edition, which introduces a revamped interface with lots of goodies, but apparently it contains a bug. Some users who have installed the software report that Crimson is throttling their GPU fans to 20 percent or below no matter how hot the card gets.
"AMD is aware of isolated reports of low fan states following the installation of Radeon Software ‘Crimson Edition’ on select Radeon GPUs. Its engineering teams have identified and addressed this issue, and AMD intends to release a hotfix on amd.com this coming Monday, November 30th," AMD stated in an email over the weekend.
The Sunnyvale outfit also issued an acknowledgement on Twitter, so this isn't an issue it's trying to sweep under the rug. At the time of this writing, a hotfix isn't yet available, but it will be sometime today. In the meantime, if you're running Crimson and experiencing low fan speeds and/or overheating issues, you should avoid stressing the card until the hotifx is out.