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Hi! I'm a new owner of the Sapphire 6850. I'm encountering a lot of flickering when any graphical movements occur but it's fine when it's still. I also get some tearing in some older games like Warcraft 3 but I can run newer games like TF2 completely fine. I've tried uninstalling and installing new drivers and nothing seems to be working. I've also tried to tinker around the settings and no luck. Any ideas?

edit: tearing does occur on higher end games but it's on a very minor scale compared to older games like Warcraft.
Edited by lotion22 - 8/5/11 at 3:28pm
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Turn on VSYNC in the games that are tearing.
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It happens outside of games as well. It happens when I'm browsing the web and scrolling or hovering over a link for instance. This is giving me a headache.. the flickering and drivers and all.. lol.
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If it happens while your outside of games it can be two things,

either your drivers are bad, i would try a freash install.

Unistall them, then use driversweeper, boot into safemode, install new ones.

if that does the work then
it could be the card it self.



but before that i would say going to the driver panel, and force v-sync on see if that helps. that will make so it works all the time.
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Just tried it. No luck.
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Now that i think about it,

are you on dual or more monitors?

and in your driver panel, is your overclocking on?

cause if i have overclocking on using CCC, with my 2 monitors i will get black bars and tearing,

but its because of a driver issue with it,
it happen on my 4850 also.
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I downgraded to CCC 11.5b hotfix. The tearing that occurs when browsing using Firefox has drastically decreased. It's still there a bit but it's not as seizure-inducing. Tearing in games is still there and in particular, it's alot more prominent in older games (Warcraft 3).

I'm on a single LCD monitor - Samsung SyncMaster913v.

The Overdrive appears to be on by default. Would I have to unlock it to turn it off? I tried turning it on and off during previous driver installs and nothing seemed to work.
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I had this on my 5850 and with dual monitors... overdrive was the culprit. With a single monitor im trying to remember if it did it as well...

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Thanks. Let me know if you find out.
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Fixed it. Got a replacement card.
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