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Please help me! I'm pulling my hair out here, about to get a refund and buy an Nvidia card. rolleyes.gifmad.gif

Anyways, I just got my 2nd card back in the mail from newegg, the first one i replaced but now I'm getting the same issues. I just did a brand new fresh windows install with this card. Updated all my drivers. Using the latest stable from AMD website.

Dota2 will get massive graphical artifacting after playing for a little, white/black lines, flashing around. All my temps are normal.

I also notice random flickering in CS:GO but not nearly as bad as Dota2, CS:GO will look like a flicker for a moment once in awhile, maybe some black textures. while Dota2 will end up having this nonstop artifact/flickering.

Ran heaven for about 10 minutes now and I see nothing at all, benchmark is here: http://pastebin.com/wkw72ipr


My guess is this a driver related issue? Or do I need to RMA again? Is there a more stable one I should use? Any info would be best.


Help me out! Thanks guys.
Edited by liftthesky - 12/1/12 at 6:32pm
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What PSU are you using?
Edited by eXXon - 12/1/12 at 7:51pm
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post #3 of 34
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What PSU are you using?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


Also, just played about 30 mins of BF3 and saw nothing.
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CS:GO just started flickering after about 5 minutes. White flashing/weird textures.


EDIT: It isn't constant though, just random once in awhile.


EDIT 2: 10 minutes of Furmark @ max settings shows 0 issues with temps hitting a highest of 62 fan speeds @ 52%
Edited by liftthesky - 12/1/12 at 11:34pm
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Just played about an hour of Hitman:Absolution without any issues at all. Ran beautiful. I'm guessing the artifacts and flickering has to do with DX9 not working properly?
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Just played about an hour of Hitman:Absolution without any issues at all. Ran beautiful. I'm guessing the artifacts and flickering has to do with DX9 not working properly?

Can you post all your computer specs? CS GO gives me issues when i have my 2nd monitor enabled. If i only run 1 monitor, i have no issues at all.
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Have you tried disabling Crossfire when playing CS:GO or DoTA 2?
 
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Have you tried disabling Crossfire when playing CS:GO or DoTA 2?



I only have one card installed, how would I disable crossfire? Maybe you got confused, but I'm on my SECOND 7970 from newegg, brand new - still experiencing the same exact issues.

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. / Z77X-UD5H
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/22/12 20:32:54 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16344MB RAM
Page File: 3781MB used, 28905MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Edited by liftthesky - 12/2/12 at 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by BodenM View Post

Have you tried disabling Crossfire when playing CS:GO or DoTA 2?



I only have one card installed, how would I disable crossfire?

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. / Z77X-UD5H
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/22/12 20:32:54 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16344MB RAM
Page File: 3781MB used, 28905MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
I thought you had a pair of 7970s, since you mention a 2nd card tongue.gif
 
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