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Windows 7: HELP me correct my desktop display problem, Ati driver?

02 Mar 2010   #21
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geege View Post
Hey? What makes you say that?
Artifacting and crashes as you described are indicative of VRAM and/or GPU instability. If it only occurs with CCC not Windows drivers or in safe mode then I suspect that the ATI drivers are adjusting the clock. I suggest using GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility to inspect the clocks and temperatures under CCC and in safe mode or with Windows drivers.
Great points baarod!

Geege:

Are you overclocking either the CPU or GPU? If so back it down to stock and report back. You may also try uninstalling any ATI/Sapphire utilities and go with driver only!

Also, does your mobo have more than 1 PCIE slot? If so, try moving it over...


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02 Mar 2010   #22
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

No I haven't overclocked it, in fact I tried underclocking it and upping the GPU fan to see if the artifacts would go away, but no joy. I will try swapping it from PCI-E to the next, but I think the bottom slot is only 8x while the top on is 16x speed.
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02 Mar 2010   #23
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

It should be backwards compatible with 8x slot. Hmmm unless it is physically different. I don't know the size difference from 8x to 16x

Nevermind I am wrong they are diff. sizes.

http://www.fastvideo.ru/products/fra...g/pcie-all.gif
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02 Mar 2010   #24
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geege View Post
No I haven't overclocked it, in fact I tried underclocking it and upping the GPU fan to see if the artifacts would go away, but no joy. I will try swapping it from PCI-E to the next, but I think the bottom slot is only 8x while the top on is 16x speed.
You'd need 2 identical slots to move. Try uninstalling all ati/sapphire apps... then manually install the driver only.
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02 Mar 2010   #25
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geege View Post
No I haven't overclocked it, in fact I tried underclocking it and upping the GPU fan to see if the artifacts would go away, but no joy. I will try swapping it from PCI-E to the next, but I think the bottom slot is only 8x while the top on is 16x speed.
Rather than swapping blindly I suggest root cause analysis. Use GPU-Z to look for behavioral differences between Windows drivers and ATI with and without CCC. My guess, if you're not o/c on purpose is that Sapphire adjusted the dynamic overdrive nvram on the card and/or the dynamic fan control. Neither of those functions are enabled with the stock Windows driver.

Oh, and another thing... You didn't install Folding at Home with the CCC package did you?
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02 Mar 2010   #26
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

I looked into that download... its a zipped exe file... no way to install drivers only. Try removing just the catalyst app and see if correct driver remains.

The way I see it you really have a few options left... Return or exchange the card... contact Sapphire directly since they list Win7 64 bit compatibility, or since Sapphire provides a WHQL driver... try that 1?
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02 Mar 2010   #27
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried checking your monitor settings? Just a thought.
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