Timeout Detection Errors

Fix AMD Driver Timeout has occurred error

Some users that have AMD graphics cards installed on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC, are reporting the issue whereby in the course of the normal use of the computer or during gaming, out of the blue, the PC screen goes black and then reloads and displays the error message We detected a driver timeout has occurred on your system. If you’re experiencing a similar issue, this post provides the most suitable solutions to resolve the issue.

When you encounter this issue, you’ll receive the following full error message;

AMD Bug Report Tool

We detected a driver timeout has occurred on your system. A bug report has been generated. This report could help AMD find a solution. Would you like to report this issue?

This issue is known to also occur when your computer successfully boots to the desktop – the bug report prompt pops on your screen.

What is causing AMD driver timeout?

There could be a number of potential causes to the AMD driver timeout, including one or more of the following:

  • Windows OS is outdated.
  • Insufficient Virtual Memory.
  • Outdated, corrupt, or incompatible graphics driver.
  • Improper configuration of the Radeon Settings.
  • Corrupted Windows registry or system files.
  • Unstable overclocking and overheating.
  • Faulty hardware.

AMD Driver Timeout has occurred

If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to fix the AMD Driver Timeout has occurred error on your Windows 11/10 computer.

  1. Restart graphics driver
  2. Update graphics driver
  3. Change Power Plan and adjust Visual Effects
  4. Increase Virtual Memory
  5. Change Display Refresh Rate
  6. Disable Fast Startup
  7. Disable AMD Driver Issue Reporting
  8. Clear AMD Card Shader Cache
  9. Disable FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution in AMD Settings
  10. Edit Frequency and Voltage Settings of AMD Card
  11. Increase Power Limit of the AMD Card
  12. Fine Tune the System’s Fan
  13. Modify Registry
  14. Reset Windows 11/10
  15. Update BIOS
  16. Replace graphics adapter

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

Before you try the solutions below, check for updates and install any available bits on your Windows device and see if the error reappears. In addition, run SFC/DISM scan, run CHKDSK and as well run memory test. If the error prompt pops up when using a browser (like Chrome), you can disable hardware acceleration for the software. And make sure AMD Radeon software is running in the minimized state.

1] Restart graphics driver

You can begin troubleshooting to fix the AMD Driver Timeout has occurred error on your Windows 11/10 computer by simply restarting the graphics driver. If this didn’t work for you, proceed with the next solution.

2] Update graphics driver

This solution requires you to update the graphics adapter driver using AMD Driver Autodetect and see if the issue is resolved. If updating the driver wasn’t helpful, you can uninstall the driver using Display Driver Uninstaller or the AMD Cleanup Utility. Once you have the video card driver uninstalled, you can download and install an older version of the driver and see if that works. If the issue is still unresolved, you can uninstall the AMD graphics driver via Device Manager and then restart your PC for Windows to install the generic driver for the graphics adapter.

3] Change Power Plan and adjust Visual Effects

You may encounter this issue if your PC is set to use battery-saving mode. In this mode, the modules essential for the operation of the AMD driver in time may fail to load. In this case, to fix the error, you can change Power Plan to High performance and adjust Visual Effects for best performance. If you are not using a laptop or changing power plan did not work, you can adjust Visual Effects for best performance by following the instructions in the guide on how to optimize Windows 11/10 for gaming; Tips to improve gaming performance.

4] Increase Virtual Memory

This solution requires you to increase the virtual memory on your Windows 11/10 PC and see if that helps to resolve the issue in hand. Otherwise, try the next solution.

5] Change Display Refresh Rate

This solution requires you to change the monitor refresh rate by choosing a lower refresh rate.

Read: AMD Driver Timeout Detection and Recovery errors on Windows computers.

6] Disable Fast Startup

This solution requires you to disable Fast Startup and see if that helps. if not, try the next solution.

7] Disable AMD Driver Issue Reporting

If the Windows system is working fine, but you just want to get rid of the irksome AMD driver timeout prompt, then you can simply disable the issue-reporting in AMD Adrenaline software.

Do the following:

  • Launch the AMD Adrenaline software on your Windows 11/10 PC.
  • Click on the Settings icon.
  • Now toggle the button for Issue Reporting to Off.
  • Restart your system.

8] Clear AMD Card Shader Cache

The shader cache in AMD cards is used to boost loading times of games by compiling and storing frequently used game shaders, rather than having to generate the shaders every time a game launches. So, the AMD adapter may throw the error in hand if the shader cache of the card is either corrupt or overloaded. In this case, to resolve the issue, you can clear the shader cache of the AMD card on your system.

Do the following:

  • Open the AMD Adrenalin application on your PC.
  • Open Settings.
  • Click the Graphics tab.
  • Now, click on Perform Reset in front of Shader Cache.
  • Confirm to reset the Shader Cache.

If the issue persists, continue with the next solution.

9] Disable FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution in AMD Settings

If FreeSync is not working properly, the feature may cause problems on your Windows 11/10 computer. In this case, you can disable FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution in AMD Settings and see if that helps.

Do the following:

  • Launch AMD Radeon Settings.
  • Click the Display tab.
  • Select the display.
  • Now toggle the button for the AMD FreeSync and Virtual Super Resolution option to Off.

If nothing worked here, try the next solution.

10] Edit Frequency and Voltage Settings of AMD Card

To edit Frequency and Voltage Settings of AMD Card on your system, do the following:

  • Launch the Radeon Software.
  • Click the Performance tab.
  • Click ManualGPU Setup > Advanced Control.
  • Now, set the maximum GPU frequency to 2 times lower.
  • Apply changes.

Check if the AMD driver issue is resolved. If not, set the frequency to 1350MHz and Voltage to 850 MV. If this didn’t work too, you can set the frequency to 2000MHz and voltage to 1100MV and see if that resolves the issue. If the issue persists, set Undervolt GPU to Automatic.

11] Increase Power Limit of the AMD Card

To increase power limit of the AMD graphics adapter, do the following:

  • Launch the AMD Radeon software.
  • Click Performance tab.
  • Click the Tuning tab.
  • Select Manual.
  • Now, enable Power Tuning and increase the Power Limit by 50%.
  • Apply changes.
  • Reboot PC.

On boot, check if the issue is resolved. If not, try the next solution.

12] Fine Tune the System’s Fan

To fine Tune the System’s Fan, do the following:

  1. Launch the AMD Radeon software.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Now, click on Tuning and enable Fan Tuning.
  4. Increase the Max-Fan Temperature to 100 degrees.

Check if the issue is resolved. Try the next solution if not.

13] Modify Registry

Modify registry-TdrDelay

This error can occur If due to a glitch, the graphics card driver is taking too long to respond to the Windows OS, thereby resulting in the timeout issue. In this case, increasing the wait time (TDR Delay) of Windows may solve the problem.

Do the following:

Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautionary measures. Once done, you can proceed as follows:

ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlGraphicsDrivers
  • At the location, right-click on the blank space on the right pane and then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to create the registry key and then rename the key as TdrDelay and hit Enter.
  • Double-click on the new entry to edit its properties.
  • Input 8 or 30 in the Value data field.
  • Click OK or hit Enter to save the change.
  • Again, right-click on the blank space on the right pane and then select New > QWORD (64-bit) Value to create the registry key and then rename the key as TdrDelay and hit Enter.
  • Input 8 or 30 in the Value data field.
  • Click OK or hit Enter to save the change.
  • Reboot PC.

On boot, check if the issue is resolved. If not, do the following:

  • Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
  • In the Run dialog box, type notepad and hit Enter to open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the syntax below into the text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlGraphicsDrivers]

“TdrDelay”=dword:0000000a

“TdrDdiDelay”=dword:00000019
  • Now, click the File option from the menu and select Save As button.
  • Choose a location (preferably desktop) where you want to save the file.
  • Enter a name with .reg extension (eg; TDR.reg).
  • Choose All Files from the Save as type drop-down list.
  • Double-click the saved .reg file to merge it.
  • If prompted, click on Run > Yes (UAC) > Yes > OK to approve the merge.
  • You can now delete the .reg file if you like.
  • Reboot PC.

14] Reset Windows 11/10

You can try resetting Windows 11/10 and see if that helps. If not, consider backing up your files and clean installing Windows before you try the next solution.

15] Update BIOS

If nothing has worked so far, you can update BIOS and see if that helps. On the other hand, if the issue started after a BIOS update, you can rollback to an earlier BIOS version and see the issue will be resolved.

16] Replace graphics adapter

At this point, if the issue in hand is still unresolved, it’s likely the AMD graphics adapter is faulty. In this case, if still under warranty, you can have the hardware replaced. You can check if the video card is faulty by trying it on another system or trying another video card on your system.

Related post: Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) crashes on Windows

How do I fix a AMD driver problem?

If you’re having AMD driver problem on your Windows 11/10 computer, to fix the driver issue, you can try the following suggestion: Boot into Safe Mode and uninstall the AMD driver, and let Windows reinstall the graphics driver automatically. Once you boot into Safe Mode, open Device Manager. In Device Manager, under category Display adapters, right-click on AMD Graphics device and click Uninstall. Restart PC.

Why is my AMD display driver keeps crashing?

If the AMD display driver keeps crashing on your Windows 11/10 PC, it’s likely due to an outdated or corrupt AMD driver. To resolve the issue in this case, you can update the AMD graphics card driver.

How do I fix AMD drivers freezing?

To fix AMD drivers freezing on your system, follow these instructions: Open Device Manager. In Device Manager, click on the Display adapter section to expand. Right-click on your listed display adapter and select Uninstall device from the context menu.

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