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Windows 7: First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen

13 Nov 2015   #21
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To clear it up: right now we are trying to determine if the flickering is due to a bad cable/connection or really the GPU or drivers.
For now, I can't answer your question, because I don't have enough data about what is really going on.


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13 Nov 2015   #22
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Ok, I see. The next time the program windows being to flicker, I will remove the two extra monitors.

Thanks again for all the help!
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13 Nov 2015   #23
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome

Let me know how it goes.
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14 Nov 2015   #24
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

I forgot to do the memtest last night :-\

Today, when the windows started flickering, I removed one monitor and the flickering was still occuring. I removed a second monitor and the flickering stopped.

If it matters, the main display is HDMI, and the two others are DVI-D.
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14 Nov 2015   #25
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

So - I did a little investigating. On Newegg's product page for my graphics card, there's a discrepancy between the listed outputs (1xHDMI, 1xDVI-D) and what is physically present on the card (1xHDMI,2xDVI-D,1xVGA). Under the questions/ratings section there's a comment which says, "The picture is right, but the card can only run 2 monitors because of the chipset."

I am now beginning to feel like an idiot, but is there a way I can confirm or deny that? I am, however, currently running the system with 3 monitors (all are using extended display).
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14 Nov 2015   #26
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Had a good search through gigabyte website and all four variations of your card are listed multi view = 2, suggesting only two monitors will work.
After googling lots pf people seem to run three but it seems they use specific ports and cant use both dvi at the same time, found some links that may help you but I reckon a display port adapter may be the way forward

How do I set up 3 independent monitors on MSI R7 250 2GB DDR3? [Solved] - Monitors - Displays
will msi r7 250 support 3 monitors [Solved] - Support - Systems
Multi Monitor FAQ
How do I connect three or more displays to an AMD Radeon? graphics card?
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14 Nov 2015   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi you could post a link to the card
2gb card though without another power line I doubt 3 displays is recommended

What power supply is being used ?
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14 Nov 2015   #28
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Yay! GFX was going to be my next stop. It's interesting because I am running all three monitors (HDMI, 2xDVI) with no real issue except the occasional program windows flickering (unless this is also causing the BSOD issues).

Here's the card/revision I have
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - AMD - PCI Express Solution - Radeon? R7 200 series - GV-R725OC-2GI (rev. 3.0)


The power supply came with the tower:
Amazon.com: Antec Sonata III 500 Quiet Super Mid Tower ATX Case (Black): Electronics
EarthWatts 500w Supply


Edit: Apparently I'm a dummy because it clearly says Multiview: 2 in the specs. Not sure how I missed that.......
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14 Nov 2015   #29
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

Update:

So I've had a few more computer freezes and a couple more BSOD's. One of these actually happened in Safe Mode (the most recent minidump) while I was troubleshooting another issue. I'm uploading a new DM Log with the 3 new minidumps.

Interesting note: these computer freezes will sometimes log me out of all the websites I stay logged into (this one, facebook, etc). The username/password info still autofills, but I'm logged out of the sites.
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15 Nov 2015   #30
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please tell me what the 3.3v, 5v and 12v values are in the BIOS.
The reason I can't load some dumps properly is likely due to hardware damage, there are just a few reasons why a bluescreen would occur in safe mode and 1 of them is hardware damage.
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The GPU test hasn't been added, because the GPU isn't used in safe mode.

If anything is overclocked, revert back to stock and test the system



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