HD 7xxx drivers for flicker/BSOD fix

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  1. acereborn

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    I think these artifacts shows up in Borderlands 2 with 12.8 as well, but they are very rare.
    Have not seen them in Battlefield 3.
     
  2. vejn

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    Is there correlation betwen theese artifacts and PSU and PCI 3.0 MBO/Ivy Bridge ?
    For example did artifacts happened when you plugged GPU on older PCI 2.0 MBO's or it also happens on PCI 3.0 MBO with fresh install W7 sp1?
    7850 requires 500 W PSU
     
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    I have used my 7970 in two different computers, the one in my signature and my older i920 system with a 750 W supply. I have seen artifacts on both.
     
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    All the games I have tried that make use of Unreal Engine 3 have been affected. I don't have Borderlands 2, so I'm not entirely sure... But since that game uses Unreal Engine 3 as a base, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's also affected by this problem.
     

  5. ClockClocker

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    I can second that, It UT Engine seems to have most issues with artifacts.
     
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    I did not see any artifacs in Batman - AC. In Borderlands 2, kind of like in skyrim, the artifacs will start show up if you stand in certian places, while other locations seems artifact-free.
     
  7. NiColaoS

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    Nice post generally... I didn't even know what I was looking for in this thread until your post.

    In Borderlands 1 this strange thing happens a lot... Play one hour and you will probably notice it. I mean, it's completely reproducible there. On BF3 I don't have it either. On BF3 I had some worse random black lines appearing, like other people, but that lasted only the first 1-2 weeks I had the card.

    Also, I do have the 50 random block errors. I have the card since first week they came out, and my crashes so far are only related to unstable overclocking. Now that I know the correct values, I don't have any crash, just this on Borderlands.
     
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  8. ClockClocker

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    The 50 Random Blocks are "normal" the programm is just broken, it's been 2 years since the last update.
    The Black lines in BF3 you're speaking about was a known issue as far as i know, so thats also normal.
    I dont have Borderlands, but if it looks like a short black flicker im sure it's the Problem we're talking about. I just wonder that you guys seem to have it more frequent than i do. Here it can be gone for around 2 weeks and then it will happen again.
    Maybe it's because your card is faster than mine? Maybe it's something like a "hickup"? I really don't know im just glad that you people seem to share this issue.

    The only thing i can suggest is keep writing AMD about that issue www.amd.com/report

    I really start spaming them. Whenever i play my games and see it again i write them, even if it is the same game again and again. I just want this problem gone and i dont know what else to do than annoying AMD with it till they fix it.
     
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  9. Pill Monster

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    The program works perfectly.

    This is my result - no errors.
    Also my card is as stable as a rock even with 150Mhz core overclock. Coincidence? I think not...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I fired up my modern warfare 2 copy and experience the black flickers too. As for my other games, they run ok.

    I don't OC my graphics card and it's quite new.

    Sent a bug report to AMD. Hopefully they will get to it.
     

  11. NiColaoS

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    @Pill That's really worrying, but do you test that program on a 7xxx series card? All the guys who face the 50 random blocks have 7xxx series card. If you have, then it might be a serious problem since you get no errors, unlike us...

    @ClockClocker yes, for that short black flicker I'm talking about. Borderlands is Dx9 game, likewise... Do you think the problem concerns Dx9 only? Anyway... I just sent a detailed summary.

    Incidentally, are you using HDMI-HDMI connection?
     
  12. ClockClocker

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    You're using a 6950. The link that this tool is broken for Thaiti/pitcairn already been posted. So stop scaring people. Tbh no one cares what your 6950 does - we're talking about a 7000 Issue here.

    @NiColaoS
    im using DVI. The problem has nothing to do with the connection, since you can record the issue. I heard the problem is also present on Heaven Benchmark which is DX11 so i doubt that it is DX9 related.
     
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  13. Pill Monster

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    You're the one talking trash buddy, maybe you should have read the whole thread like I did.

    The error was supposedly present in cards using GCN. GCN is what is what the 69xx uses.
     
  14. ClockClocker

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    Still i dont know how your post shall help peoples having issues with the 7000 Series.
     
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    Obviously it shows there is a hardware (memory) problem with the 7xxx cards that are having issues.
     
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  16. ClockClocker

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    May be my bad english skills but doesn't that proof that there IS an issue with memtest, and that there is only a sourcecode released which is supposed to fix it? If so, well, nobody runs that version of the test, everybody is using the bugged version. And again i asked in many different forums and i didn't met anyone who have no errors in the test (doesn't matter if the card is working fine or not), except one Person who is using a mobile Version of the 7000series.

    That would make around 98% of faulty cards.
     
  17. Pill Monster

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    What is the build date for your memcl.exe file? Mine is August - 3 months after that thread started..

    I downloaded it from Softpedia, this is the link if you want to try it out, maybe it has the "fix" included.
     
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  18. ClockClocker

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    Thanks for the link but it's the same and it is build 2010. It's really strange. Because honestly that would be the worst Series ever. Everybody i know and in every forum i asked there was around 80-90% who had the same erros at the same test.

    **Edit**
    I wonder why you dont have that "bug" then? Shouldn't you also expierience it when you're using the bugged Memtest?
     
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  19. Falkentyne

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    Just ignore Pill monster. It's clear he's trolling.

    I posted conclusive proof that there is a source code problem with MemtestCL and the Tahiti/GCN cards, and that a code fix was already released.
     
  20. Pill Monster

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    Keep that crap up and I'll report YOU for trolling dumbass. And you really don't want me to do that, trust me.

    I have 17,000 posts, a 6yr membership here, 50 people on my contacts list and you're calling me a troll??? U seem a little butthurt. [​IMG]

    Please put me back on your ignore list.
     
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