Need help on Imac5k Bootcamp gaming issue.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by balticblue, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. balticblue macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am a first timer on this forum and I apologize in advance if this post is in the wrong section. I have been using bootcamp running windows 8-10 to play games on my late 2014 imac 5k ( with the radeon r9 m295x) and it was flawless until about 2-3 months ago. I got the frozen red screen with nothing on it (and I have to do the button restart), especially when I am playing Overwatch. It started out happening a few time in a week to now that every hour or less it crashes on me while playing that game. I did some search online and found some posts on the AMD graphic driver being buggy ( and unfortunately I have upgraded mine to the latest as well along with all the windows 10 update which I now regret doing so). I am at the point where I am not sure if I can locate where the problem is anymore.

    On window device manager it says the driver version is 15.301.2101 and it is the version offered by AMD on their site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/bootcamp but then the software asked me to upgrade and I believe I did so as well ( I apologize again for the confusion due to the extreme 'bugginess' of the program). I am positive that the latest version is 16 something and was being installed.

    I would really appreciate help and suggestion as the only reason for me to install windows on this imac is solely for gaming.

    Thank you for reading.

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