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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 4:34:34 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.
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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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