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Hi guys:

I am a little desperate here. I tried a lot of things and this problem still persists.

Specs. i7 920 @3.6ghz
6gb ram
2x6850(xfx)
win 7 64bit

My setup works flawlessly in all my other games. TF2, Skyrim, SC2

Like everyone else I had very poor performance pre 11.12 and suddenly everything worked flawlessly at 11.12 cap2. I had decent performance around 65fps with both card working. However I didn't play b3 for a while and when I got back I saw 12.1 was out and installed it and bf3 itself also updated.

Now I can't use crossfire properly in game. When it loads i get insane flickers (texture flickers?) and the whole screen is like a seizure inducing machine. Naturally I thought this was a driver issue so I went back and uninstalled CCC and reinstalled 11.12 cap 2. However the problem is still there. One way I can make the flickers go away is to set the resolution at 1920x1080 @ 59.94 instead of the @60. However this only uses a single card and the performance is effectively halved.


I have tried reinstalling drivers 11.12 with every cap configuration. 12.1 and 12.2 preview with no help to this issue. However I did not use driversweeper as I wasn't sure if it was compatible with win7.


TL:DR. 1080p @60hz xfire = unplayble flicker, 1080p @ 59.94hz = no flicker but only 1 card working.

If someone could shed a light on this that would be great!
post #2 of 22
It's called Micro-stuttering. Very common problem with Radeon 68xx series graphics cards running in 2x crossfire. I have 2 6870s, and encountered the same exact problem. There are two things you can do, and unfortunately, both options are sacrifices. You could either run just one 6850, or buy another 6850 to run in a trifire setup. Both options would eliminate the issue.

AMD has yet to come out with a patch to fix this... shame on you AMD mad.gif
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Driversweeper is compatible.

You ran driver A and everything worked fine.

You then ran driver B and everything didn't work fine.

You re-ran driver A and had same results as before with driver B.

My first guess? You still have remnants of driver B and need a clean sweep.

Your problems appeared after a driver change, so the first logical guess is that something with the drivers is behind this.

Wipe it all and see what happens.
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I am aware of microstuttering, and I fairly certain that this is not it. It is not a discreet thing, it's very very blantant flickering. It seems more like a refresh rate problem than anything else. At least all the microstuttering videos I see online there's nothing wrong with the textures whereas my situation the textures are flickering and it goes from blue tint to no tint. 100% unplayable

It was running fine in 11.12 cap 2.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by cdxliv View Post

I am aware of microstuttering, and I fairly certain that this is not it. It is not a discreet thing, it's very very blantant flickering. It seems more like a refresh rate problem than anything else. At least all the microstuttering videos I see online there's nothing wrong with the textures whereas my situation the textures are flickering and it goes from blue tint to no tint. 100% unplayable
It was running fine in 11.12 cap 2.
hmmm, don't really know then. My advice would be to try just one 6850, and see what happens... if nothing changes, then post a video/screenshot showing the problem...
Edited by jetboy623 - 2/2/12 at 5:58pm
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Ummm, wrong thread buddy smile.gif
hmmm, don't really know then. My advice would be to try just one 6850, and see what happens... if nothing changes, then post a video/screenshot showing the problem...

Umm how?

He said he reinstalled the drivers that had previously worked fine but didn't use driversweeper.

My advice? Use it because it is compatible with Windows 7 and try that.
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Umm how?
He said he reinstalled the drivers that had previously worked fine but didn't use driversweeper.
My advice? Use it because it is compatible with Windows 7 and try that.

sorry, meant to post that in another thread
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sorry, meant to post that in another thread

That makes sense smile.gif
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I will give driver sweeper a try. Should I run it in Safemode?
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