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5870 flickering and crashing

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August 28, 2010 4:57:19 PM

Hi all,

I just built my rig, installed all the drivers...and I started up GTA 4. The screen then starts flickering randomly in the game (not menus, just the game). After flickering for a while, the output signal is all black. Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Alt-Del, and Alt-F4 all not responsive. My drivers are the ones that came with the card.
Same problem exists with Blur.

XFX 5870

Corsair Tx850w power supply

Asus p6x58d-e motherboard

Intel i7 920

OCZ Gold Triple Channel RAM 6gb

Windows 7 professional 64-bit

Also, I tried event viewer, but since the computer doesnt turn off (theres still an output signal) nothing shows up.

Thank you everyone.
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August 28, 2010 5:02:23 PM

Get the current drivers from the amd website. Here's the link:
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon-win...

If that doesn't fix it, describe this "flickering". Is it like artifacting, where weird shapes start appearing? Do other games have this problem? Does it occur when you aren't gaming?
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August 28, 2010 5:14:12 PM

No, the problem occurs only while gaming. Blur has the problem as well (GTA4 and Blur are the only games I have installed so far)
I would consider "weird shapes appearing" a good description. The shapes are all black, only appear for a very short length of time and there are many on the screen at once. After a while, the computer crashes. Also, I use my TV as a temporary monitor...could that be the problem?

Thanks for the quick reply.
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