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I've been having a weird issue I've been unable to solve.

With my radeon 7850 and three monitors plugged in via DVI, MicroDisplayport >> (passive adapter) DVI, and MicroDisplayport >> (active adapter), this happens:

1) Everything momentarily freezes for about a second
2) All monitors go black for a second or two
3) Desktop and windows alternate and it sometimes flickers black and flash between for a second
4) Everything goes stable, but half the time it will rearrange the order of windows on top of eachother or display the desktop. does this randomly per screen.

I do not know how to get it to trigger when I want it, it happens randomly no matter which application I am using at the time. They tend to occur in sets every 15-45 minutes, and when a "set" starts, it will do that annoying routine between one to five times within a 5-10 minute period before it goes stable.

I am not using any custom drivers or overclocking my video card. I am overclocking my CPU but I'm not sure if that is affecting it. Its OC'd up to 3.8Ghz. I'll try lowering my clock for now and I'll come back in a few hours if this solves it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling my AMD drivers and catalyst control center to no change. I think this started happening when I started messing with eyefinity. I've been running the exact same configuration of monitors for months without any issue. I am on Windows 8.1

This problem does not occur when I use any combination of one or two monitors. It only occurs with all three monitors. Curiously, it doesn't seem to occur when I have Eyefinity enabled either.
Edited by mushrooshi - 1/20/15 at 3:29am
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I have 3 monitors myself. That sounds like a GPU problem to me. Either that or a monitor cable that is damaged.
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Is it like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPyptKQEooM

I suspect the adapters are to blame. it sounds like a adapter or cable is crapping out. But why do you have a active then a passive adapter. My brain is telling me both should be active.
    
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