I've been playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider for a while now. Never had any problems with it.
AMD Driver Version - 19.3.1
Noticed recently that my GPU (RX480 8GB) has been getting too hot (in other games also), so I decided to re-apply TIM. It worked wonderfully!! Temps went from 85C @ max fans in SOTTR to 74C @ min fans (didn't log the RPM while gaming, but they were very quiet). While wiping off the old TIM, a small glob got drug over a grouping of 4 tiny ICs near the GPU die. The original TIM is presumably non-conductive, but my OCD kicked in and I wanted to remove it. Unfortunately, the space between the ICs is smaller than the width of the tip of a toothpick, so since I was on my workbench, I grabbed a razor blade and carefully and lightly
drug the tip between the ICs to remove the TIM.....should've used a toothbrush. IDIOT!!!
Fired up SOTTR after the re-TIM last night and 4 times during my gaming session, the game froze. One time, it just crashed out to the desktop and presented the following error message. The other 3 times I had to Ctrl+Alt=Del and Log Off then log back on to get to the desktop where I was greeted with the same error message. As with the majority of SOTTR, I was just walking around in a town when this happened. All at different locations in town which I'd been to before.
(This is an image from Google, so the Deus Ex is replaced by SOTTR in my message)
I've experienced driver crashes before, but I've never seen this error message.
Question 1 - What does this mean
Question 2 - What is the possibility that my razor blading caused this?
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod