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Just got a GTX 570. My primary monitor is now flickering?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 19, 2011 3:23:41 AM

As the title says, I just picked up a GTX 570 SC and I installed it, installed the drivers and my primary monitor is flickering. I first installed the 266.58 drivers and after that tried the beta drivers from March first, to no avail. Any idea whats causing this? The flicker occurs every 5-10 seconds. If it's of any importance, I had an Ati HD 4890 before.

a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
March 19, 2011 4:25:28 AM

Did you uninstall the Radeon drivers?
March 19, 2011 4:50:18 AM

Yes, I've also tried the 266.58 drivers and the beta drivers to no avail. I'm going to try the 263.09 drivers and see if that works.
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March 19, 2011 5:12:24 AM

I think jryan has it. There are probably remnants of radeon on your system. Did you do a complete driver sweep like with Driver Cleaner Pro? And /then/ install the new drivers? Or did you just install the new drivers "over top" the old ones?
March 19, 2011 5:24:15 AM

I uninstalled via ccc and then booted into safe mode and used driver sweeper to get rid of remnants.
March 19, 2011 6:27:20 AM

What are your full system specs? Have you played any games since the GPU change?
March 19, 2011 6:36:33 AM

I have played some Shogun 2 after installing the card, but I had to play in window mode so I could drag it onto my second monitor because I cant play anything on my primary monitor due to the flickering. The generic windows drivers fix the problem, but they're not acceptable. Two flickers happen back to back and then that process repeats every 5-10 seconds. It seems to be random. Im starting to think it may be the card. Thinking about returning this card and getting a 6970.

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4GHz
OCz 700 watt power supply
1TB Hard Drive
ASUS M4A78 Plus Mobo
2x ASUS VH242H 24" monitors
March 19, 2011 3:26:09 PM

I know the feeling. Glad to hear you got this solved. I had no idea.