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Hi there
I have this strange issue with the new card (Sapphire 7970): while I'm on desktop every now and then there's a kind of flickering, with all shaking for less than a second. No problems with games it seems. I read it could be related to the low downclock of the card in 2d/idle, is there a way to modify that with CCC? Do I have to RMA the card?
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Do you have any overclocking software installed? I had that flickering issue with my R7970 Lightning and MSI Afterburner with unofficial overclocking enabled
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Yes but it does it also without OC, is the problem possible just opening AB?
Edited by KalashNK - 4/1/13 at 5:58am
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Yes but it does it also without OC, is the problem possible just opening AB?
Yeah, but most likely when unofficial overclock mode enabled.
When both overclocked and stock speed, I had terrible screen tearing, flickering and artifacts as well. Simple solution was to disable Unofficial Overcloking once and for all, but I wanted to push VRAM speed a bit . So adding -xlc in shortcut properties target box helped me
It should look like this
"C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" -xcl

Edited by Frontside - 4/1/13 at 6:34am
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Yeah, but most likely when unofficial overclock mode enabled.
When both overclocked and stock speed, I had terrible screen tearing, flickering and artifacts as well. Simple solution was to disable Unofficial Overcloking once and for all, but I wanted to push VRAM speed a bit . So adding -xlc in shortcut properties target box helped me
It should look like this
"C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" -xcl

Mmm my version of AB does not have the AMD compatibility section.
What does -xcl do?

Anyway it's a very odd glitch. It's quite rare, and there are no artifacts, only this sudden brief screen vibration when I'm not playing games. It's annoying especially because the card is brand new and I don't know if it's an hardware or software problem.
Edited by KalashNK - 4/1/13 at 6:47am
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What does -xcl do?
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Extends overclocking limits
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Anyway it's a very odd glitch. It's quite rare, and there are no artifacts, only this sudden brief screen vibration when I'm not playing games. It's annoying especially because the card is brand new and I don't know if it's an hardware or software problem.
You can always try to re install drivers and uninstall AB.

edit: Are you having this problemm running 120 Hz display? Also you could try to replace display cable
Edited by Frontside - 4/1/13 at 7:09am
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Extends overclocking limits
You can always try to re install drivers and uninstall AB.

edit: Are you having this problemm running 120 Hz display? Also you could try to replace display cable

I already reinstalled CCC, now I'm trying with my girlfriend's monitor (same as mine anyway, hoping it's not this kind of monitor problem with ati drivers). I'll try uninstalling AB if the problem persists.
No they are 60Hz, Samsung 2494HS.
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Unfortunately it does that also with AB uninstalled.

How can I raise the minimum frequency of core and memories? Maybe I can fix it that way.

EDIT

It seems I don't have the problem anymore after a second power cycle with AB uninstalled.
Edited by KalashNK - 4/2/13 at 4:31pm
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