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So, I recently went from W8 back to W7 for a bit to mess around with monitor overclocking on my friends Yamakasi 2b, but now that that is done I could go back to W8, but thats kinda a pain in my butt lol.

Anyways moving on, I have Tri-Fire on my 7970's. in W8 they were stable at 1225 / 1650 no problems in games or bench marking using the 13.3 Beta 3 drivers. Jump forward to today in W7 I can't even run google chrome with out artifacts at 1195 / 1375 on my cards using the same 13.3 Beta 3 drivers or the 13.1 Release drivers.. If it is artifacting with chrome open and I click out of chrome on my 2nd screen if stops instantly and wont come back until i click back into chrome or open another program. I have my VDDC @ 1300 and power draw @ +20%.

Any ideas on how to stop that or should I just head back over to W8?



Edit: One more thing that is fairly important.. I am mining bit coin on this rig 24/7 unless im gaming. So the cards are under 100% load, but that was the same in W8.
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So, I recently went from W8 back to W7 for a bit to mess around with monitor overclocking on my friends Yamakasi 2b, but now that that is done I could go back to W8, but thats kinda a pain in my butt lol.

Anyways moving on, I have Tri-Fire on my 7970's. in W8 they were stable at 1225 / 1650 no problems in games or bench marking using the 13.3 Beta 3 drivers. Jump forward to today in W7 I can't even run google chrome with out artifacts at 1195 / 1375 on my cards using the same 13.3 Beta 3 drivers or the 13.1 Release drivers.. If it is artifacting with chrome open and I click out of chrome on my 2nd screen if stops instantly and wont come back until i click back into chrome or open another program. I have my VDDC @ 1300 and power draw @ +20%.

Any ideas on how to stop that or should I just head back over to W8?

Edit: One more thing that is fairly important.. I am mining bit coin on this rig 24/7 unless im gaming. So the cards are under 100% load, but that was the same in W8.

I'd be interested in a solution as well. I mine with my 7970's when I'm not gaming as well and I get artifacts only on the bottom of my screen. This happened when I updated to the 13.1 drivers as well but the problem persisted even after I rolled back to the 12.11 drivers. It isn't that bad and I don't mind it, it sounds like it isn't as bad as yours though. I have my cards stable at 1200/1600 @ 1.2V w/ Power Limit at +/-0%. How much m/hash are you pulling per card out of curiosity?

*EDIT* I should also add that I can get my cards stable at 1250/1650 @ 1.25V w/ Power Limit at +/-0% but that puts too much strain on my PSU and it shuts it off. So I sacrifice ~25 m/hash for PSU stability.
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Anyone have any ideas before I give up and just go back to W8? I noticed I wasn't forcing a constant voltage so I changed that in hopes that it would be solution, but it didn't make any difference. Tried some older beta drivers and some older release drivers to no avail as well.
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Have you tried with different drivers? like 12.8? instead of the new 13 series.
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Yeah I did. But with no luck. Went back to W8, used the same drivers as in W7 and had no artifacting issues.
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