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If i enable CF, my monitor flickers and even turns black for a second or two when i play BFBC2. It's really anoying. Performance is perfectly fine. I swapped cards from bottom to top slot and tried 11.2 and 11.4. I even used the bfcb2 CAP from AMD. I also enabled full power option to both cards. Nothing has worked.

Thanks for the help
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Just a thought.. Try monitoring your +12v Rail(s) while running something like furmark to see if its overloading. Does it only do it in that game? Any pattern on when it happens? I have those two cards and never had that happen to me.. A random idea.. Try using a different monitor, or DVI port on the video card. (Unless you already did that with rearranging the cards from top to bottom.) Try changing the resolution and see if that happens or change the hz to 65 or 75 or something if the option is available.
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hey man i had the same problem and all i did was poered down the comp and it litterally just fixed the problem
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Just a thought.. Try monitoring your +12v Rail(s) while running something like furmark to see if its overloading. Does it only do it in that game? Any pattern on when it happens? I have those two cards and never had that happen to me.. A random idea.. Try using a different monitor, or DVI port on the video card. (Unless you already did that with rearranging the cards from top to bottom.) Try changing the resolution and see if that happens or change the hz to 65 or 75 or something if the option is available.
Speaking of power, my friend has a similar unit to me but it's the XFX 750w. He can run sandy bridge i7 at 5GHz and 2 OC'ed 6970's without issue. Tried using different DVI port. Only happenes in BFBC2 on certain maps by the looks of it.

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hey man i had the same problem and all i did was poered down the comp and it litterally just fixed the problem
Not sure what you mean mate?
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Power down ur computer and it should fix at least that's what I did
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This is a common problem. I also have the same problem. Google it and you'll see its not a rare occurrence or just you. I always alt+tab out and turn my fans up. Seems to help or it doesn't seem to last long.
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SP or MP?
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Power down ur computer and it should fix at least that's what I did
I've powered down many times since

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This is a common problem. I also have the same problem. Google it and you'll see its not a rare occurrence or just you. I always alt+tab out and turn my fans up. Seems to help or it doesn't seem to last long.
So it could be a temperature issue? Surely heaven bench max out will cause more heat than BFBC2? Heaven does not have this issue.

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SP or MP?
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I've powered down many times since



So it could be a temperature issue? Surely heaven bench max out will cause more heat than BFBC2? Heaven does not have this issue.



Multi.

Every time or random?
Same map or random maps?
Same server or random server?

I get screen flickering on 1 server that I play, TKZ, weird.
I thought the flickering was gone because I hadn't seen it in over a month.
Well it's because I hadn't played that particular TKZ server during that time.

And when you say flicker, can you still see the hud when it happens?
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Every time or random?
Same map or random maps?
Same server or random server?

I get screen flickering on 1 server that I play, TKZ, weird.
I thought the flickering was gone because I hadn't seen it in over a month.
Well it's because I hadn't played that particular TKZ server during that time.

And when you say flicker, can you still see the hud when it happens?
random maps. Isla innocent is the worst.
Every server i go on, i get the issue.
When i say flicker, the monitor goes black and i can see the names of my team through the walls and above their head but just about everything else goes. Once the black out lasted for about 3 seconds. I did have the crosshair on the screen at that time.
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