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Hi all,

I threw together my friends new PC today. Its an i5 3470, with a gigabyte 7950 graphics card.

He has reported to me flickering in LoL. Described it as kind of red and white flickering.

I have searched and found this:

http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1011707

It seems like a pretty common problem.

Now I have read through that entire thread to the end and there is no definitive fix for this even now. The thread is months old.

Have they just left it for dead?

I just want to be prepared for tomorrow when I go down to try fix it for him.

Will I be able to solve this problem by simply installing the latest drivers? I just installed the one that came with the card.

It seems the beta drivers will work, however how stable are the beta drivers? I would prefer an official one so he doesnt have to muck around with the computer. I just want it to go.
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Originally Posted by jacobrjett View Post

It seems the beta drivers will work, however how stable are the beta drivers? I would prefer an official one so he doesnt have to muck around with the computer. I just want it to go.

Most of the times beta drivers are perfectly stable drivers without WHQL certification.

Go ahead and install them.
   
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Most of the times beta drivers are perfectly stable drivers without WHQL certification.

Go ahead and install them.

Sweet. Thanks.

Ive never had a problem with Nvidia beta drivers before - but I havent had any personal experience with AMD and from what I understand they arent quite as robust.

Ill go ahead and install the beta drivers tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by jacobrjett View Post

Sweet. Thanks.

Ive never had a problem with Nvidia beta drivers before - but I havent had any personal experience with AMD and from what I understand they arent quite as robust.

Oh, don't let the nVIDIA crew over here fool you. AMD's drivers are just as good as nVIDIA's as far as stability is concerned. Few users experiencing PEBCAK, few others have badly crapped Windows setups... Only a few are legitimately having issues due to the drivers themselves.

Personally, the only time I had a problem with an AMD driver was, ironically, with 12.8 WHQL. They would insta-BSOD. Turns out my second HD5870 was half on its way out, too tongue.gif
   
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Another vote for beta drivers. I usually only run with the latest beta, and haven't had any problems outside of overclocking.

My 7950 does sometimes flicker in all kinds of games, but thats usually because I'm not feeding enough voltage to the core for the overclock to be 100% stable. I'd suggest bumping up the voltage by 25-50mV using Afterburner or Trixx (if the card is voltage unlocked), just to see if it definitly is the hardware playing foul with LoL
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Ill install the latest beta driver and bump the voltage a touch just to be on the safe side.

Thanks guys.
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Another vote for beta drivers. I usually only run with the latest beta, and haven't had any problems outside of overclocking.

My 7950 does sometimes flicker in all kinds of games, but thats usually because I'm not feeding enough voltage to the core for the overclock to be 100% stable. I'd suggest bumping up the voltage by 25-50mV using Afterburner or Trixx (if the card is voltage unlocked), just to see if it definitly is the hardware playing foul with LoL

This was going to be my suggestion. Friend had the same issue in Dota2 and it ended up being an unstable OC (that was perfectly fine in everything else) so if you have any OC, take that off and if not give that voltage a slight bump
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Just an update, in case people search for this problem and find this thread with no conclusion.

I never even bumped the voltage, my friend installed the beta drivers himself and have since heard no word from him again about it, so I assumed it fixed it.

I just asked him again now to check what happened and he confirmed updating the beta drivers solved the problem.

He is since long gone from this problem, now that the current drivers are far ahead anyway.
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