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So I'm getting some glitches on the graphics of the desktop(win7 Home Premium 64bit) widgets. I like to keep the ram/cpu gauge on the desktop. For some reason, instead of being the little gauges, it's changed to boxes with text.
There's been some minor other glitches like watching hd movies and video playback randomly freezes and some other minor graphics related issues. I noticed this after trying to plug in some old harddrives into the hotswap bay to see what was on them. One didn't do anything but bring up some odd text(i think it might have been an HDD out of a DVR unit). Well I went to do a system restore back to a previous restore point and I found out it didn't enable like I thought it did. There weren't any save points. Now, I can't get it to create a new restore point for right now in time.. Please don't tell me plugging in that one DVR hdd corrupted the system...
I don't have anything backed up yet, is it safe to back up all my music and such from it considering this weird issue and then pull it back after I reinstall the OS? Is there an easier way I can go about this or should I just start 100% fresh again?
I have an OC on 4.4 100% stable for everything and keep it on that, can get 4.7 almost stable(haven't done much but rough OC so far)
GPU typically stays on a max oc or factory settings, that makes no difference to these glitches.
All drivers are current as of a few weeks ago(this problem has been present for a few months now, just haven't had time to dig into it)

I'm also wondering if anyone knows the max voltages I can run on the twin frozr 3 7950 gpu, both the core and ram voltages?
Edited by necromancer31 - 4/1/14 at 3:42pm
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post #2 of 7
Try a stress test like Heaven Benchmark 4.0

If you see artifacts, you have a video card issue that could be causing a whole variety of issues.
post #3 of 7
Windows 7 gadget being buggy can be a sign of windows system file corruption this has happened to me once when running my windows on faulty ram sticks. I would say try running this command in the command prompt:

/SFC scannow

This command checks your system files if they are corrupted or missing and will attempt to repair them.
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post #4 of 7
it can be Read and write issue
not just graphics

it can be hardisk, Ram or even cache if u have it running smile.gif


try to do mem test and try to do something to stress the hardisk/ ssd what ever you have the os on


but mostly it sounds like the graphic, don't worry i believe every member here in Ocn he had issue thats why we all have the C seperate from the media drive (pics,movies et..) so we format more often
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yeah, i blew the budget on high performance parts and had enough for 1tb main drive, had to wait for extra drives then the vehicles had problems so the pc went back burner.

I was almost positive the RAM is all good but I'll double check it. The GPU can be negated as it does the same problems run even off the CPU's graphics. Honestly, I've been thinking OS corruptions for a while now, but was hoping it was something else, I'll try running that cmd and see what turns up..

Thanks all for the advice! I've had almost all my free time devoted to automotive work and the job so everything pc related has been sidetracked for the last 6 months, I was getting a little rusty I think haha thumb.gif
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Update. I was having problems with the third ram stick, it was causing severe issues(like no boot, boot loop, etc) so I removed it. Still no change for the better, but lots for the worse..
Now my antivirus is reporting corruptions within the program, did a WD hard drive test via their downloadable tester, showed up bad sectors, couldn't repair them either.. So I'm looking at a possibility of a bad hard drive as well as a bad memory stick. I think using the third ram accelerated what ever was wrong and made everything bottom out and over the course of a few days.. I might be stuck needing to RMA the drive, if they'll take it over a yr passed purchase date(might just get a new replacement depending on RMA costs and hastle). Gotta do a couple more tests before I call in replacement parts. Any suggestions for last options I should try before considering a bad HDD and possibility of needing new RAM?(I'm about to do a mem test here in a few)

sfc scannow came up clean, no problems, btw. Antivirus will not boot due to corruptions within the program so I can't run another virus scan but running the deepest and most thorough options I can and still have a fucnitoning PC has always come up clear and clean. All drivers are up to date as of a few weeks ago. I'm stumped outside of what's looking obvious
Edited by necromancer31 - 4/5/14 at 2:32pm
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Ok it keeps alternating between working sorta OK and not working at all.. Time to back up what i can and get ready for a hdd replacement when i have an extra $90
anything better than WD blue 1tb drive that doesn't cost a lot more? Seagates' equivalent was going to be $110 plus shipping(before codes) but that's my #2 choice right now.
Edited by necromancer31 - 4/6/14 at 6:02pm
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