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So, I've had this card for about 5 months now. Worked flawlessly for me... untill now.

The only things I've changed in the past week were, added my SSD, reinstalled windows, overclocked my 2600k up from 4.2 to 4.5, and I was in the process of OCing the 7950.

Now, when I say its acting a little funny, what I mean is... well let me try to explain.

I'll be on the desktop, basically idle browsing OC.net or something, and I'll look over at my left monitor (were I have spotify/steam/temp monitors) and every so often I'll notice what looks like a single rainbow scanline. It goes across all 3 of my monitors. Weird I know, but its damn near impossible to get a video or picture of it. It pops up for about 0.16753 seconds, then gone.

Now, I'm at a COMPLETE loss on what the hell is causing this. The card is running cool ( never seen it go over 62c when I had it 1100/1350), It shows on both my stock profile and my OC profile, and the best bit? It wont happen while I'm playing any games.

I was just messing around in Black Ops 2, just seeing what FPS I could get with different OCs and noticed something. On the Exact same BOPs 2 settings, my stock profile would give me 30fps MAX, while my mild OC of 1000/1250 would give me 150+.

I've re installed the current drivers, and the beta drivers. Twice. Did a complete clean up both times.

The only thing I can think it MIGHT be is switching profiles with afterburner?

Any thoughts?

Edit. It seems the rainbow scanline is gone, but it got replaced with this:


Thats on the side of left monitor on my spotify window.

The funny thing is, it vanishes instantly when I run GPUtool to test for artifacts.

Once again, the card "seems" 100% stable. Voltage is between 1.018-1.027 @ 1040/1250 when running GPUtool. I'm completely stumped.

Edit2. I'm bactracking my steps, and in doing so I remembered that I edited the Afterburner files with the eula change. Changed that back to normal, now the thing in the above image is gone. Howerver, I still seem to get a screentear/scanline looking thing every now and then.
Edited by Myyu - 7/13/13 at 11:58pm
    
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Ok, so I figured it out after hours of testing and benching. Turns out, something didn't like me editing the Afterburner.cfg to allow higher Overclocks. However, I didn't want to use trixx because it doesn't have keybind-able profiles. So, I did a little research, and found another way to unlock Afterburner. The xcl method. Boom. No more problems. I have everything back as I had it before.

Now, time to sit down and truly OC this beast of a card.
    
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0.16 seconds? you noticed it?
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0.16 seconds? you noticed it?

Haha. Not literally. It would show up extremely fast though.

Still not sure what caused it, but it's problem free now. headscratch.gif
    
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Haha. Not literally. It would show up extremely fast though.

Still not sure what caused it, but it's problem free now. headscratch.gif

glad you fixed it as fast as a blinksmiley.gif
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Ya. I'm one of those people who when I see something acting funny, I want to fix it ASAP.

On a side note, I'm soooo close to breaking 10k on 3D Mark 11! wheee.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6867937

I broke 10k at 1200/1300 @ stock Volts. (1.888v) biggrin.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6868086 wheee.gif
Edited by Myyu - 7/14/13 at 5:27pm
    
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Ya. I'm one of those people who when I see something acting funny, I want to fix it ASAP.

On a side note, I'm soooo close to breaking 10k on 3D Mark 11! wheee.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6867937

I broke 10k at 1200/1300 @ stock Volts. (1.888v) biggrin.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6868086 wheee.gif

300 more on the vram and 500 on the i7 you'll cross 11k. crank the fan to 100%.

good job.

edit: what 1.88v? your numbers are weird. first 0.16 sec, now this.
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I have yet to try the xcl method. Going to try it.
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300 more on the vram and 500 on the i7 you'll cross 11k. crank the fan to 100%.

good job.

edit: what 1.88v? your numbers are weird. first 0.16 sec, now this.

Yeah, I'm a bit tired. Just babbling out numbers. rolleyes.gif
My card would explode if I tried that. I backed down to 1150/1300. The 5-15 FPS difference in the games I tested wasn't worth the 5-8 degree increase to me.
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I have yet to try the xcl method. Going to try it.

It worked for me. Still have no clue why. Couldn't find anything close on any forums. Now I'm smooth sailing. tongue.gif
    
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