How to Resolve AMD Driver Timeout Problem in Windows 10

Some users who have installed AMD graphics cards on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 PCs have reported the following problem: During normal computer use or while playing games, the PC screen goes black without warning, then reboots and displays an error message We detected a driver timeout in your system. If you have encountered a similar problem, this article will give you the best solutions to fix it.

If you have encountered this problem, you will get the following full error message:

We have detected that a driver timeout has occurred on your system. An error report has been generated. This report may help AMD find a solution. Do you want to report this problem?

What is causing AMD driver timeout issues on Windows?

  • Outdated operating system: If your operating system is out of date, it may not be compatible with the latest AMD driver version and may cause a timeout problem.
  • Insufficient system virtual memory: If your system has insufficient virtual memory, the AMD driver may not load properly.
  • Outdated, corrupt, or incompatible driver: If the AMD driver itself is outdated, corrupt, or incompatible with your system, this can cause the timeout issue we mentioned.
  • Incorrect Radeon settings configuration: There may be various incorrect Radeon settings in the AMD Radeon software which cause the AMD driver to take longer to load, resulting in a timeout problem.

How to solve the AMD driver timeout problem in Windows?

Updating Windows

  1. Press Win + X to open settings.
  2. In Windows 11, go to Windows Update and click Check for Updates.
  3. In Windows 10, click Update and Security and click Check for Updates.

Configure visuals

  1. Enter Show Advanced System Settings in the search box and click the result.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options.
  3. On the Visual Effects tab, turn on the Customize for a better performance option.
  4. Click Apply -> OK.

Editing the energy plan

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Windows 11/10 Power Options.
  2. Click Advanced Power Options -> Create Power Plan.
  3. Select High Performance and click Next.
  4. Click Create. Then restart your computer and check if the AMD driver timeout error has been resolved.

Increase Virtual Memory

  1. On Windows 11/10, type Show Advanced System Settings in the search box and click the result.
  2. Under Advanced, click Settings under Performance.
  3. Click Advanced, navigate to Virtual memory, and click Change.
  4. Uncheck Automatically manage swap file size for all disks and select Custom size.
  5. Under Initial size, enter the recommended value. Under Maximum size, enter the currently assigned value.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.

Updating the driver

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings.
  2. Go to Updates -> Check for Updates.
  3. Download an available AMD driver and install it on your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Launch your AMD Radeon software and click on the Performance tab.
  2. Then go to the Tuning tab and select Manual.
  3. Then turn on Power Tuning and increase the power limit by 50%. Then apply the changes.
  4. Now restart the computer and check if the driver timeout problem is resolved after the restart.

  • Damage to your Windows registry or system files.
  • Damage or known problems with the graphics driver.
  • Unstable overclocking and overheating.
  • Defective hardware.

  1. Restart the graphics driver.
  2. Update the graphics driver.
  3. Change the power saving scheme and adjust the visual effects.
  4. Increase the amount of virtual memory.
  5. Change the display refresh rate.
  6. Turn off the quick startup.
  7. Disable the AMD driver issue notifications.
  8. Clear the AMD shader cache.