Fix ‘Default Radeon Wattman settings have crashed and been restored’ Issue

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Since August 2016, when Windows 10 released updates, there has been reports from AMD users that said that Radeon Wattman crashed and stopped working on the computer. This surely annoys people and they are looking for a way to fix this problem. Therefore, we have the solution to fix ‘Default Radeon Wattman settings have crashed and been restored’ issue in this post.

Radeon WattMan is a power management tool from AMD. It provides information about how the applications and games running on your PC. The data will show you how your computer progress at the moment.

When it got crashed, there will be a message appeared on your screen saying:

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“Default Radeon WattMan settings have been restored due to unexpected system failure.”

If you face this Radeon Wattman error on your Windows 10 PC, you should not worry. We have provided the methods to fix it in this post. Here we go:

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How to Fix ‘Default Radeon Wattman settings have crashed and been restored’ Issue

Method 1: Revert driver back to previous version 

WattMan is said to be a default program for user with RX 400 series of display card. So basically, reverting the display driver for AMD RX 400 series back to a certain version, which is supposedly to be more mature, is to make sure that the problem is not caused by unknown bugs or immature device drivers.

  1. Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager.
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  2. Expand category Display adapters. Then double click the AMD Radeon device driver that you can see.
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  3. Then navigate to Driver tab, and then choose Roll Back Driver.
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  4. If the Roll Back Driver button here is grey out, that means this option is unavailable in your situation. You need to go to the options below for more help.
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Method 2: Clean re-install display card driver

Note: This option requires that you install a DDU, Display Driver Uninstaller, on your computer first. You can of course use similar programs such as Cc Cleaners to help you with the uninstall.

  1. Click Start button, then choose Control Panel. In Control Panel, choose Uninstall a program under Programs sector (View by Category).
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  2. Now, choose AMD Catalyst program or other AMD programs, then choose Uninstall.
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  3. Now, press Windows key and X at the same time and choose Device Manager.
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  4. Expand category Display adapters. Then double click the AMD Radeon device driver that you can see.
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  5. Navigate to Driver tab, then choose Uninstall.
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  6. When prompted with the following notification, click OK to continue.
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  7. Now open the Display Driver Uninstaller that we previously installed. Click Clean and Restart (highly recommended) option. Then DDU will do its job.
  8. Your PC will automatically restart when the uninstall finishes. Please make sure that you have saved all your important files before the restart.
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  9. You can go to the support website of AMD to locate the driver you need. The baisc procedure is not that difficult, go to AMD support, then search for the driver that matches your operating system.

But from our findings, the drivers on AMD support has not all passed WHQL test, which means that there is a big chance that you will download the beta version of a certain driver, which could bring you more troubles than you already have. Definitely not something you want to go through.

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Therefore, we recommend Driver Easy, a professional driver updater that helps you automatically scan, download and update the best-matched driver on your PC.

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With the help of Driver Easy, you don’t need to worry about downloading wrong device drivers any more! Leave everything to the professionals, and Driver Easy will take care of the rest for you.

Method 3: Run a RAM check 

Some users reported that this problem is caused by faulty RAM, which is not unusual if you are constantly having problem with your graphics card driver or the display on your computer. Hence, you should run a RAM check on your computer to see if this is the cause and then fix it accordingly.

  1. Press Windows logo keyAMD  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe in the run box and hit Enter.
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  2. You could choose Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now, or choose Check for problems the next time I start my computer if you are too occupied now.
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  3. You will be seeing this page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory.
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If you don’t see any error here, it’s likely that your memory card is not causing any problems.

Other methods

  1. Don’t use dual monitor. WattMan seems to have a big problem with dual monitors on your computer, so if this fits your description, please consider making some changes to it.
  2. Uninstall MSI Gaming app. This app is reported to be incompatible with Radeon software. So if you have this app installed on your computer, please consider getting it uninstalled.
  3. Lower Memory Clock speed. In Radeon Settings > Global OverDrive. Then lower the speed for Memory Clock, starting from the lowest point. Then if things work out at this level, move up a little bit and try again until you find the perfect speed for your device.
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Conclusion

Those were the several methods that you can do in order to fix ‘Default Radeon Wattman settings have crashed and been restored’ issue on Windows 10. This time, you should not see the error again on your computer. But, if it persist, you can contact the AMD support.

For queries or suggestions, feel free to drop it in the comments section below. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day, Folks.

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