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If you get flickering in games, try the old tried and true driver replacement .. It's so simple it actually hurts my brain typing this.

1) Download this old driver dll http://www.runicgamesfansite.com/vbdownloads.php?do=download&fileid=318
2) Extract to the folder of whatever game you play. AMD will go "ohh let's use that driver version instead" and flickering issues are long gone.

It's not a hardware issue, never was and never will be, it's a driver issue.

It's not in game, as you ca see from the video I posted, it's more a bad management of core and memory hz changes. Anyway it's not a problem at all, it happens less than before. About the problem with the last drivers, I installed again the OS and it's gone.
Thanks for the link, it could be useful in the future.
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To uninstall the drivers I use drivesweeper alone.
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sooooo is the driver OK now? still not wanting to update mine after all these pages of the driver not working properly
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sooooo is the driver OK now? still not wanting to update mine after all these pages of the driver not working properly

The driver is perfectly fine.
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I'm on Win 7 and used the AMD uninstall utility, installed this driver right after that and is all good. No problems here.
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Does this release have any improvements for 7xxx series cards ? Because i dont want to download it if its only aimed for R7/R9 series cards.
    
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ok so i have downloaded 13.12.

every time i full screen a game, my second and third 7970 go to 100% usage. it doesnt do it at idle or anything else. also the cards are turning off and i cant see the temps on 2nd and 3rd card in afterburner. i can in gpuz though when they are being used. any ideas or fixes? please help.
    
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ok so i have downloaded 13.12.

every time i full screen a game, my second and third 7970 go to 100% usage. it doesnt do it at idle or anything else. also the cards are turning off and i cant see the temps on 2nd and 3rd card in afterburner. i can in gpuz though when they are being used. any ideas or fixes? please help.

I got the thing with my 2 card Crossfire. 2nd card is at 0% usage when idling, as it completely shut off. Pop open the case, and yup, fans are static. The card is pretty much 'off'. But I don't hit the 100% utilisation when any game is full screen. Utilisation of cards is pretty much balanced between 70% - 90% depending on the game. Maybe AMD improve ZeroCore quite a bit to truly shut off the 2nd card onwards when they're not needed?
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ok so i have downloaded 13.12.

every time i full screen a game, my second and third 7970 go to 100% usage. it doesnt do it at idle or anything else. also the cards are turning off and i cant see the temps on 2nd and 3rd card in afterburner. i can in gpuz though when they are being used. any ideas or fixes? please help.

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I got the thing with my 2 card Crossfire. 2nd card is at 0% usage when idling, as it completely shut off. Pop open the case, and yup, fans are static. The card is pretty much 'off'. But I don't hit the 100% utilisation when any game is full screen. Utilisation of cards is pretty much balanced between 70% - 90% depending on the game. Maybe AMD improve ZeroCore quite a bit to truly shut off the 2nd card onwards when they're not needed?

Disable ULPS gents....
Code:
I did this today and it seems might be helping some of my driver issues. I will know more after some longer stability testing.

ULPS saves power by sorta disabling the second card when it is not needed.

Here is how to do it:

Go to registry and disable Ulps:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control \\Cl ass\\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]

and change "EnableUlps" to 0 under the 0000 and 0001 or 0003 keys.

Let me know if this helps anyone. Just throwing it out there. Please chime in if this has already been tried and doesn't help anything.


Thank you

Courtesy of biscuits_n_gravy

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Disable ULPS gents....
Code:
I did this today and it seems might be helping some of my driver issues. I will know more after some longer stability testing.

ULPS saves power by sorta disabling the second card when it is not needed.

Here is how to do it:

Go to registry and disable Ulps:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet001\\Control \\Cl ass\\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]

and change "EnableUlps" to 0 under the 0000 and 0001 or 0003 keys.

Let me know if this helps anyone. Just throwing it out there. Please chime in if this has already been tried and doesn't help anything.


Thank you

Courtesy of biscuits_n_gravy

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Thanks. But I tried it before and yes, power consumption goes up and with the new power rates in my country this year, I'd better keep ULPS on, or just shut down my machine when I'm not using it.
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