Severe instability following installation of Intel Iris Xe drivers

Hello, community!

Yesterday I received my laptop, and unfortunately I ran into trouble. After some troubleshooting I found out that installing the Intel Iris Xe driver on my laptop triggers extreme instability (hard lock or reset within 5 minutes usually). This happens in all 6 possible ways of installing one or both of my two 16GB SODIMMs into the machine, and it happens in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Currently I have Windows 11 installed on the machine with the 2021-10-29 Framework driver pack installed & the graphics driver rolled back. It seems I can do anything I want on the system with the generic graphics driver, including running a Prime95 stress test for an hour (with round-off checking). memtest86 also completed 1 pass without errors.

The memory modules I have are: Team Elite TED432G3200C22DC-S01. (16GB,DDR4-3200,single rank,no XMP)

Although I have doubts about my memory being the problem, I’ve ordered new dual rank modules from the recommended list: Crucial CT16G4SFD832A x 2 (a.k.a. CT2K16G4SFD832A). These modules will perform better even if they don’t fix my graphics problem.

I’d love to have properly working graphics without returning this laptop, so if anyone has an idea about this, I’m quite interested to hear it.



Follow-up: This was resolved by replacing the mainboard. It wasn’t very hard!

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