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Hey gents.

I just sold a friend of mine my EVGA 460's (I plan to get 7950 when they release) He has this issue where during gameplay or just browsing the web sometimes it will flash black like the screen turned off then come back up in 1 second or so. He is using the Sony Playstion 3D display (60 hz). I had him use the beta 290.53 drivers first and it would happen somewhat often (4-6 times in 4 hours) Then I had him roll back to 285.62 and now it is less frequent (happened 1 time in 4 hours). Any ideas? He had a single 460 a month ago and said he never had the issue then (he sold that to upgrade and lost the money, so he bought my 460's). I never had any issues in all the time I have used them he is now having these issues.

We checked to make sure his refresh rate was set to 60hz, His Sony Display only has 2 HDMI and 1 Component No DVI unfortunately.

**Update**

It is apparently still flickering frequently on 285.62
Also he is using a Mini HDMI-Female HDMI w/HDMI cable
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Might be a pain in the a**, but try using a different Mini HDMI-Female HDMI cable...
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Might be a pain in the a**, but try using a different Mini HDMI-Female HDMI cable...

I believe one of my cards came with a mini hdmi - hdmi cable rather than adapter. Which I should still have floating around somewhere. I'll pass it on to him when I get the chance. That was my next step, but besides that does it sound like it could be anything else apart from an HDMI blip? Like I said I have ZERO problems running with the mini hdmi (cable not adapter, never even opened the adapter that he is currently using) and DVI.
     
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I believe one of my cards came with a mini hdmi - hdmi cable rather than adapter. Which I should still have floating around somewhere. I'll pass it on to him when I get the chance. That was my next step, but besides that does it sound like it could be anything else apart from an HDMI blip? Like I said I have ZERO problems running with the mini hdmi (cable not adapter, never even opened the adapter that he is currently using) and DVI.

Well, if I were you, I would roll back to some other drivers. It might just be the problem... Also, ask him how he installed it, and has been running it.

Ask him these questions:
-Did he overclock it?
-Did he place it in the socket correctly?
-Did he make sure it is completely snug and screwed in?
-What are his idle and load temps?
-When does the flickering occur?
-What motherboard is it?
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Well, if I were you, I would roll back to some other drivers. It might just be the problem... Also, ask him how he installed it, and has been running it.
Ask him these questions:
-Did he overclock it?
-Did he place it in the socket correctly?
-Did he make sure it is completely snug and screwed in?
-What are his idle and load temps?
-When does the flickering occur?
-What motherboard is it?

1. Says he's running at stock
2. That i'm not sure of although i would imagine if he didn't he would have more problem but it's something to look at.
3. see 2
4. Not sure will have to check, but its not just during games happens while web browsing too (haven't seen the issue yet just playing phone tag about things to try)
5. Completely random sometimes it wont happen at all, sometimes it'll happen a few times in a few hours
6. Have to check some 1156 socket board
     
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1. Says he's running at stock
2. That i'm not sure of although i would imagine if he didn't he would have more problem but it's something to look at.
3. see 2
4. Not sure will have to check, but its not just during games happens while web browsing too (haven't seen the issue yet just playing phone tag about things to try)
5. Completely random sometimes it wont happen at all, sometimes it'll happen a few times in a few hours
6. Have to check some 1156 socket board

Okay, I need to know #2, and #4. So when you get a chance, can you get back to me on those?

Thanks
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