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White Artefact After Start Up

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October 18, 2013 3:56:16 AM

Just to say I'm new here so sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Just after I type my password word in and the desktop appears I've noticed a white artefact at the top of the screen. This only happens once but it's still a bit worrying per session but it happens every time I log in.

Anyone know what this could be?

Thanks!

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October 18, 2013 4:20:33 AM

Could you post some specs please? Also how the did the white artifacts look like? Squares? Lines? How long did they stay there? Did they blink or were they completely static?
October 18, 2013 4:34:34 AM

Sure,

i5 2500k CPU (stock)
MSI P67-GD53 Motherboard
XFX 7870 Tahiti LE GPU
128GB SSD
500GB HDD
8gb RAM
750W Corsair PSU

The artefact looked like a bunch of parallel squares linked together with with lines at the top and bottom. Similar to the metal plates that you remove from your case when adding a graphics card.
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October 18, 2013 4:36:04 AM

And it came up for just under a second an then went away. It only happens once but it happens every time I turn it on.
October 18, 2013 4:45:50 AM

Usually I would suggest loading up a benchmark and check temps in the process, however since it only happens in Windows (idle) there's probably nothing to worry about. It most likely is a driver hiccup.

You didn't post your Windows version so I'm assuming it's 7 - In that case you could download the AMD cleanup utility which will remove every trace of your drivers, including registry entries http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-u... and then install the latest drivers http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win... and see if that helps.
October 18, 2013 6:19:56 AM

bouncedk said:
Usually I would suggest loading up a benchmark and check temps in the process, however since it only happens in Windows (idle) there's probably nothing to worry about. It most likely is a driver hiccup.

You didn't post your Windows version so I'm assuming it's 7 - In that case you could download the AMD cleanup utility which will remove every trace of your drivers, including registry entries http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-u... and then install the latest drivers http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win... and see if that helps.


Awesome, I'll try it out when I'm back home.
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