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So after finally getting my drivers installed properly, now my games don't seem to want to "work" right.

Playing BF2142 and Company of Heroes...the games run fine, but the images on the screen flicker nonstop. Almost as if the textures keep coming in and out. Really hurts gameplay. I've got the latest video card drivers and DirectX, as well as the latest patches for the games. How can I cure this?



Notice the blue stripes - that's definitely not suppsoed to be there. And it flickers....
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Make sure your cards are in the slots all the way and have enough power and check all connections between cards
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I double checked the cards, all connections, both power and xfire cable, and I still have the same problem.
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I disabled crossfire and now the games are perfectly fine.

Why would this be happening in crossfire mode? It never used to do this until I reformatted my computer.
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Well in that case it cant be any hardware probs sooooo... mabey drivers trying reinstalling them and use driver cleaner pro

http://drivercleaner.net/professional.php

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Could be drivers or Artifacts (meaning your card maybe getting to hot), but looks more of a driver prob.

They may just need a update check out guru3d.com for some newer drivers and as said before use driver cleaner pro.


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i'll give all that a try and now and repost shortly. Thanks for your help so far.
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When installing new drivers follow this procedure : Installing Graphic card driver efficiently!!! When you Update your graphics cards drivers theres ways that you should go about it. Follow these simple steps below.

1.Download and install ''Driver Cleaner'' Here:
http://www.drivercleaner.net/professional.html
2.Uninstall your Current Display drivers such as your ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' drivers.
3.Now run ''Driver cleaner'' and depending on the Drivers you have you will have to select either ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' from the drop down menu. Only select the main title of the driver in the drop down such as just ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia''
4.Once you have selected Your driver click on the ''Start'' button and this will now start the driver cleaning process. ( Do this twice to be sure )
5.Now reboot your system and Download the latest Nvidia or ATI and go ahead and install them.

Doing this avoids driver corruption and conflicts so you can now enjoy smooth gameplay
post #9 of 12
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Well I uninstalled the old, cleaned everything up the correct way, reinstalled the new, and i STILL am having the same problem in crossfire mode. I can't for the life of me figure this out. I've got through all the settings in CCC and nothing has worked.

I'm starting to think it's a hardware issue.
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Found this on ATI's site -

The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):

Battlefield 2142
Radeon® X1950 XTX
Radeon® X1950 Crossfire Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Symptoms:
When Crossfire mode is enabled, users may notice intermittent corruption or flickering on the screen while playing or just after exiting the game.

Solution:
There is no solution at this time.

ATI Engineering has been advised of this issue and is investigating. Any updates will be published when they become available.
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