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I noticed this happening ever since I set up a RAM disk on my computer following this guide:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227803/how-to-set-up-and-utilize-ram-disks

But the problem is as follows:

Every time upon start up of Windows 7, my comptuer screen starts to flicker. Right when Windows is almost finished loading, massive flickering occurs for some reason or another. I just recently deleted that RAM disk to see if it was the cause of the issue or at least if the flickering stopped upon start up, but it did not. Next I tried uninstalling and reinstalling my AMD drivers via this guide here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards

I'm currently running the most up to date beta drivers, but I still get the flickering upon start up. Does anyone have any idea as to what would be causing this issue? Or any troubleshooting guides?
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Are you using Afterburner?
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Are you using Afterburner?

Yea specifically are you using unofficial overclocking mode with powerplay support?
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I'm not even overclocked at the moment. I'm using Sapphire Trixx.
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post #5 of 16
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Anyone else got any ideas about this flicker cause? Seems like it may come down to a reinstall of the OS if I can't figure out the cause.
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post #6 of 16
happens to me if my memory clock is overclocked upon bootup. infact, any change in memory clock makes my screen flicker.
post #7 of 16
Unistall your vid card drivers/software completely, and delete the folders. Than do a fresh install. I did have a flickering prob on one of my systems.
That cured it. Also try unistalling trixx and run with out if your not ocing to see if that was the prob, if so do the same with trixx as the drivers.
    
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post #8 of 16
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is there a GPU software utility better than Trixx for the amd cards?
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post #9 of 16
TRixx or msi afterburner
    
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post #10 of 16
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I forgot to mention one very important detail. I also get very random screen flickers after windows is completely booted up. Just for a tenth of second the screen flickers and i see a distorted bar across my screen.

@ Fishhawk

I did actually uninstall my drivers by the method you suggested twice. First was updating to the official drivers. Next was updating to the latest beta. Still, this annoying flickering is happening. Narrowing the issue down somewhat. It is right to suggest this is either a video card or driver issue right?
Edited by Vitaminx - 5/13/13 at 11:03pm
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