HD 7xxx drivers for flicker/BSOD fix

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by vejn, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Ghosty

    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    Works fine for me without.
     
  2. fasor

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    there is beta6 without changelog on amd site

    have no flickering with any official 13.2 beta
    (sold my 7950, now testing only on 7870 with a little damaged PCB =) )
     
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    Check Skyrim please. Somebody already reported old flicker issue on AMD forum, but I believe that he has problem of its own.
     
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    Skyrim flickerpoints looks clear.
    but there were 2 kinds of flickering for me in Skyrim, and i have no time for testing for long enough (most ugly flickering type was rare - about one time per 1-2 hours, and was not connected to specific locations)
     

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    I played Skyrim on the 7870 with the 13.2 beta 3 drivers and found no black poly artifacts.
    Pnly issues I have come across with those drivers are the CTD, and late texturing of object off in the distance.

    The former being a driver issue, the latter potentially being a game engine issue.
     
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    I saw report on AMD forum where one guy claims that Beta6 is flickering. I dont believe its the DX9 bug. I will re-test skyrim this evening with Beta6.
     
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    I have no flickering for the games I've tired so far with the beta 6. Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, GW2 and planetside 2.
     
  8. Offler2

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    Witcher 2 EE
    Flickering is not present but...

    Full settings
    - Game stops responding when loading first save called "Assasins of kings"

    Full settings with "High" texture level instead of "Highest"
    - Game loads but it stutters terribly
    - Half of the sky is purple
    - Textures are not being loaded properly - some objects remain in "distant LOD" mode when is loaded only the most distant texture
    - Some lightning passes are missing

    Skyrim is looking fine.
     
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    I haven't seen any of those bugs in Witcher 2 (large or very large texture size), although I am still at the beginning on the "intro" level. No purple sky or anything.
     
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    I started Witcher 2 as soon as 13.2 beta was released and have no such terrible corruptions. Now playing in second chapter.
    That game have some problems with dynamic LOD and some stability issues, but nothing about our flickering, or "Half of the sky is purple", or "Some lightning passes are missing".
    And also it is one of the hottest games for videocards, so maybe anything will change with downclocking ?
     

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    Gone back to 13.2 beta but using the beta 6 this time.
    Have not started playing Skyrim to see if I get CTD again since borderlands 2 is taking up my time at time moment.

    No corruptions to be reported.
     
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    Poster said that his hard drive died 2 hours after the witcher 2 corruptions, and to disregard (it was in another thread, I think on OCN)
     
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    Sorry for late post regarding Witcher 2.

    Game runs fine, since the harddrive cabling has been fixed. I just did not expected flickering and texture corruption due harddrive problem. And it took significant time for the issue to fully manifest all symptoms. Sorry about misleading post.
     
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    so beta 6 is still flicker free and good to use?
     
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    Haven't seen any flickers with the 13.2 betas.
    Only problem I have had is an increase in Skyrim CTD but that was when I was using the 13.2 beta 3.

    I have not played Skyrim with beta 6.

    Otherwise the drivers seem solid with Planetside 2 and Borderlands 2 which are both DX9 titles.
     

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    if it was a CTD without a message it's normal for skyrim. Same happens on my NV system.
     
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    Black full screen flicker every 30 seconds or so playing Crysis 3. AMD Catalyst 13.2 BETA 6.

    Dropped my card down to 1000 core and 1000 mem and will report back.

    edit: Happened every few minutes now or even less instead but only whenever temps reached 70°C or more and GPU usage hit 80% +.
     
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    True, but with the 13.2 beta 3 they CTD were a lot more frequent.
    12.11 beta 11 I had no such issues with frequent crashes.

    80+?
    I don't know about the other people reporting in this post but I think the temperatures of the cards have gone up a bit with the 13.2 betas.
    I think my 7870 used to max out at 75 but now it will hit 80.

    With the 13.2 beta 3 I have once had the whole screen go black and fans I my case ramp up.
    Not sure which ones though.
     
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    Long term testing of Beta 6 with Skyrim (few days of intensive gaming). GPU was set to stock frequency to avoid possible issues from it.

    - White/black flickering typical for DX9 issue is not observed.
    - Repeatable "skin" flickering is still present, but its the least annoying thing...
    - overall performance of the game is improved compared to older 13.2 Betas by means of smoothness and even FPS

    Side effects I found:
    - My WD Velociraptor or its cabling is damaged. Game crashes stopped once I copied it to different harddrive
    - Damaged harddrive can cause graphical glitches and artifacts in games... (quite strange find, but with skyrim and Witcher 2 running on one or other harddrive I only confirmed this)
    - HD 7000 with newest betas is much more sensitive to bad overclocking. Be careful and when you encounter driver crash, clock GPU/Vram back to stock and repeat.
     
  20. WiFry

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    Had occurrences of CTD in Skyrim with the 13.2 beta 3
    Went back to the 12.11 beta 11s and no more crashing.

    It seems as if the DX9 image corruption which is gone in the 13.2 beta 3 had been replaced with CTD.
    With the 12.11 beta 11 the image corruption was rare and I was not able to pin point where and when they would show up.
    Or if they would show up.

    The CTD with 13.2 beta 3 behaved the same way.
    Some times I could play for hours without CTD.
    Sometimes it would take 15 min before Skyrim would CTD.
    This is all with a stock clock system.

    So I will be doing some testing over a few days as well to see if the beta 6 drivers behave the same in Skyrim with the 7870.
     

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