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post #11 of 18
I got that flicker all the time with AB at first with Windows 8. To cure this, change the way AB allows limit removal.

Create a shortcut to the AB .exe file, and add "-xcl" to the end of the target... For example... "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" -xcl

Close AB if it was running and remove the unofficial overclocking stuff from the .cfg file if it is there. Run this shortcut. AB will not lauch but instead a Dialog box will pop up and show that clock limits have been removed. Dismiss this and reboot! Don't skip the reboot. You can now overclock in AB without the flickering.

This has to be repeated after every new driver install though. As when the driver is updated clock limits will be re enabled. Just follow the same procedure and AB will still have saved your overclock settings.


Alternatively, I never had the flicker issue with Modded Trixx 4.40b.
post #12 of 18
That's what I did and it fixed my flickering issue.

I also keep the modified shortcut in my AB folder and use it whenever I update drivers.
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msi afterburner isn't compatible w/ amd.. especially voltage tweaks.. this information can be found on the msi afterburner faq.. the screen flickering caused by raising or lowering vC causes this :/ unfortunately there will never be a fix for it. try gpu tweak from asus. i had luck with it.
    
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Originally Posted by thorian88 View Post

msi afterburner isn't compatible w/ amd.. especially voltage tweaks.. this information can be found on the msi afterburner faq.. the screen flickering caused by raising or lowering vC causes this :/ unfortunately there will never be a fix for it. try gpu tweak from asus. i had luck with it.

This is just flat out incorrect. I use it on my rig with Diamond 6950s for voltage, fan profiles, core, and mem clocks. I had the flicker issue when attempting to clock beyond what was available in CCC if I remember correctly (somebody on this site posted info related to this). Use the Racer X registry entries to increase the core/mem clock limits.
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post #15 of 18
i'm guessing you never even looked at msi ab web page did you? they stated it themselves. and the issue is about 4 years old... gj.. compatible ie support overclocking / not giving support for this issue.. i'm confused to how i'm wrong, please elaborate.
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post #16 of 18
btw -xcl does resolve this
    
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by paradoxum View Post

Since the past few major Catalyst versions (at least over a year) my HD6950 flickers when I overclock with anything other than the CCC. The flickering can be stopped by unplugging the HDMI cable and re-plugging it, but having to do that every time my PC starts up, or I change the clock, is annoying.

Help?

I know exactly what you are talking about. TRIXX worked for me as well. Also if you want to use Afterburner, follow the instructions in post #11. The only thing I will add to those instructions is remove the -xcl tag after you reboot or make a new shortcut without it. Otherwise, you will keep getting the reboot prompt instead of the program opening.
post #18 of 18
Trixx for me - works flawlessly.
If you need to tweak GPU voltage too, seek out the 4.4.0.mod version.
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