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June 24, 2012 12:10:06 AM

I will start off by saying I am a first time desktop builder and this is my first dedicated card.
I am using an ASUS 7850 Radeon gpu and have the most recent driver 8.961.0.0
It is difficult for me to describe the issue I am having so I recorded two videos using FRAPS of me playing Deus Ex Human Revolution. I am getting high fps (50-60 fps) but I think its the shadowing or textures that are causing the problems (please take a look for yourself).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcNT2jN3pls&list=UU1xNvW...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AfMzWLf5RM&feature=chan...

From what I have read, it seems the best advice is to uninstall the current driver and try older ones until I find the one that works best. I just would like to know if there is other advice out there since I am new to trouble shooting graphic card issues. (And please do not turn this into an nvidia vs amd debate... :non:  )

The specs of my comp are:
cpu: i-7 3770
mobo: ASUS p8z77-v
psu: corsair HX 750
crucial m4 128gb SSD
16 gb of RAM
and a crappy sansui 19' monitor which my computer doesn't recognize its default settings so I have it at 1280 by 768 resolution

I have been playing around with OCing my gpu and I have not seen any difference in performance. Currently I run it at stock settings.

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June 24, 2012 12:32:09 AM

1280x1024? I suggest a new HD monitor first of all, your hardware is completely wasted at that resolution.

What power supply are you using? Is it just that one game? What about other games?

It looks really glitchy too, I play deus ex maxed at 1680x1050 with my 5850 and it runs flawlessly. I have 12.3 catalyst, haven't installed 12.4 yet I usually stay one behind. Try 12.3



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June 24, 2012 12:49:51 AM

Uninstall the drivers and install the ones that came with the card, the newest AMD driver has had issues with the 7800 series.

If that doesn't resolve it and you notice this in other games as well you probably have a bad card.
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June 24, 2012 12:53:49 AM

have you tried the leaked 12.7 catalyst drivers?
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June 24, 2012 12:58:44 AM

I am using a Corsair Profession HX 750 watt power supply.

I have uninstalled, used driver sweeper to wipe out all the drives, and installed a couple of the older drivers. But the graphics still look the same. I will try it again though.

I have not even heard of the 12.7...
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June 24, 2012 1:00:14 AM

jord2438 said:
I am using a Corsair Profession HX 750 watt power supply.

I have uninstalled, used driver sweeper to wipe out all the drives, and installed a couple of the older drivers. But the graphics still look the same. I will try it again though.

I have not even heard of the 12.7...


its the driver that came out with the 7970 ghz edition that toms has on the front page. its not official yet but it was leaked. Many users reported lower 3d mark scores but higher framerate with it. I myself am* waiting for the official one though.
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June 24, 2012 1:05:01 AM

Looks like you either have a defective CPU Core or Ram module on the GPU. Whats the GPU temp and voltage? If you lower the GPU Core and or ram speed does the issue go away?

One more thing has this been a problem since new?
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June 24, 2012 1:36:57 AM

According the the ASUS GPU Tweak/Monitor application, my gpu temp and voltage idle at 31C and .825 volts. I have monitored them when I game and I havent seen the temps above 45C. Also, I have tried playing on the lowest GPU clock settings 690 MHz and there is still the graphics flickering.

I bought everything except the GPU from newegg about a month ago, and I bought the GPU separate from amazon (at that time it was tough to come by a 7850). But I did buy everything new. I didnt receive my GPU until a week after everything else was set up. Thus, I would play fallout new vegas using the intel 4000 integrated gpu and would not come across these 'flickering' issues. The only issue I had using the integrated gpu was that the game would crash every once in a while, but I guess new vegas has been known to do that...
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June 24, 2012 1:47:47 AM

Try pushing the voltage to 1.100 - 1.150 volts at stock clocks and see what happens.
Stock voltage seems low I think it should be closer to 1.075 volts.
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June 24, 2012 2:01:28 AM

The 12.4 drivers are terrible for the 7850... I've found the 12.6 BETA ones are much more stable. Haven't tried 12.7... they need to release something ASAP because the 12.4 ones are unacceptable for the 7850.
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June 24, 2012 11:35:38 AM

Which is why I never download the latest until I know there's no bugs or anything.

Still happily running 12.3.
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June 24, 2012 3:43:32 PM

I just tried 12.3 and I am having the same issues. Looks like I am going to hopefully be able to return/exchange it. Thanks for all of your help.
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June 24, 2012 4:27:14 PM

jord2438 said:
I just tried 12.3 and I am having the same issues. Looks like I am going to hopefully be able to return/exchange it. Thanks for all of your help.


Did you try the BETA 12.6 or 12.7 drivers? I would try those first and return it if they don't work either.
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June 24, 2012 6:53:17 PM

Yeah I also just tried the 12.6 and 12.7 drivers and the flickering is still present in both fallout and deus ex.
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June 24, 2012 7:18:24 PM

Are you running the correct resolution on your monitor? I know it's a small monitor but 1280x1024 doesn't sound right is it? It's really out of line with the rest of the system.

If your running the correct resolution, I'm going to have to assume you got a bad card or bad power supply, either way there's very little load on the gpu at that low of a resolution, more on the cpu.

I noticed not only the graphical anomolies but the stuttering and freezing as well.

If it's only 1 game that's doing this, I wouldn't worry about it, it'll work itself out in a driver update.
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June 24, 2012 7:42:15 PM

I am running at 1366 x 768 resolution, this is the monitor/tv that I am currently using

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sansui-19-Class-LCD-720p-60Hz...

I think the freezing is from the FRAPS recording or maybe my jerky gameplay, because when I play and in those recordings the fps doesn't go below 54 according to FRAPS. I am going to try out the games on a different monitor just to see if that makes a difference.
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June 24, 2012 8:03:59 PM

Wow, i just hooked up my system to our 42in tv and played on 1920 by 1080 resolution and there is no flickering and getting 60 fps consistently. looks like I really need to get a new monitor than, thanks everyone for your help.
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June 24, 2012 8:07:24 PM

Very cool!!! Glad you got this figured out before you sent it for an RMA...
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June 24, 2012 8:20:58 PM

Best answer selected by jord2438.
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June 25, 2012 2:50:45 PM

Great! Yeah having a nice system like that and using a 19" monitor is a waste. Get at least a 22" 1920x1080.
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June 25, 2012 3:27:40 PM

Will do, so I am guess the main problem was with the refresh rate of my so called 'monitor'... Thanks again for all your help
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