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7970 Lightning Screen Waving Problem

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Long story short, my screen starts waving when I'm playing a game. Just a little bit, but large enough to draw my attention.

So far I tested LoL and SC2 and the waving wouldn't stop in these two games. I tried following methods :

Reinstalling Catalyst 13.1/13.2 Beta 6/13.3 Beta 2
Un-doing OC
VSync
Triple Buffering with Radeon Pro

Nothing worked. Can anyone help me?
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I'm not exactly sure what you mean by waving, but i am guessing you are using DVI to D-sub adapter? My 7950 gives me some tearing like anomalies that i would describe as 'waves' going up and down the screen while gaming which i know is caused by my DVI to D-sub adapter.

What you need is a DVI-D cable and a monitor to support that. Alternatively, theres a thing called active adapters which i don't know very much about, but those also look like something that could fix it.
Edited by Fulvin - 3/27/13 at 12:31am
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Yes I use adapter. My monitor supports DVI-D but neither my card nor monitor came with DVI-D cable frown.gif

I can confirm that I had absolutely zero issues with 670 however. Is it only AMD issue?
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That i don't know. What i can say is that my 6870 didn't give me that issue. Fortunately for you DVI-D cables are dirt cheap, so just pick one up at anywhere where they sell electronics.

Hope this helped some.
post #5 of 8
Waving :O how long have you had this card ? When did it start occurring ?

Step one.
Uninstall driver with driver sweeper
Install latest drivers
Restart and tell us your results.
post #6 of 8
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Waving :O how long have you had this card ? When did it start occurring ?

Step one.
Uninstall driver with driver sweeper
Install latest drivers
Restart and tell us your results.

I bought it used locally two days ago.

My uninstall process includes normal uninstall of Catalyst followed by removing all related folders in C drive, but I'll give drive sweeper a try.
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Oh i completely forgot to mention that my GTX 680 Lightning did this too on my monitor with the adapter so.. yeah. Get a DVI-D cable, it's not your card's fault.
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Sweeper was no use as well frown.gif I think I'll try DVI-D cable later today
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