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MSI Radeon 7970 Choppy Graphics / Blinking dots Problem

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November 30, 2012 8:31:44 PM

Hi guys, got a question. In my mind what I am experiencing must be a defective card but maybe I missed something... I will attach pics to clarify as I am not sure how to explain it. I bought a MSI 7970 video card off eBay New... I installed it on a brand new machine (custom built), and even just sitting at windows doing nothing there are these blinking dots (I have no idea what the technical term might be) - when I loaded Assassin's Creed III at max settings it was awful, I am attaching a pic of that as well.

So questions... is there any possible way in the world I am doing something wrong and the card is not defective? I instincts say no but I could be wrong. Drivers are updated as per AMD. Windows is updated, Motherboard is updated. The mobo is Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H btw so yeah it is compatible with the card.

Just looking for any last suggestions before I send the card back and buy a new one. Maybe not a MSI this time :/ 



November 30, 2012 8:33:48 PM

The dots don't happen to follow the images around do they? I had a problem like that and after replacing my GPU, I was told to try a new cable, then a new monitor, turns out the monitor was fried so my awesome friend just gave me his secondary one.
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November 30, 2012 8:52:07 PM

Umm they kind of show up in specific places but not over the whole screen... and like white or black bg you can't see them.
I bought 2 brand new monitors and both do it... so I suppose both could be bad but I am seriously doubting it. But I guess it wouldn't hurt to steal a friends and try lol
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November 30, 2012 9:14:08 PM

Indeed, if they're new monitors though, I think a bad cable would be more likely, with mine the dots were green, and if I'd, lets say open a picture on my desktop where they should up, I would drag it around and the pixels would follow it.
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November 30, 2012 9:32:41 PM

Just tried HDMI and DVI on both screens... no change. I wish it were that easy :( 
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November 30, 2012 10:20:23 PM

Well, what you have for a PSU? Graphics cards can be real sensitive to power, maybe trying a different 6 pin connector would do it too.
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November 30, 2012 11:43:07 PM

Corsair 750... unfortunately think thats the only 6 pin I have available...
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December 1, 2012 3:05:36 AM

Is it a TX? Then it should have four. I'm not sure about the GX, but since its the "gaming series" it would probably have four as well. The 6+2 pins also work there should be two of each. Either way it's probably not the PSU, in which case the next step that I can think of would be to try that GPU in another computer if you can get a hold of one.
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December 3, 2012 5:39:45 PM

Hi Zorrotm

It occurs with my Saphire 7970 as well. Did you find new hints or a solution about this problem?


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December 3, 2012 8:10:54 PM

zorrotm said:
Hi guys, got a question. In my mind what I am experiencing must be a defective card but maybe I missed something... I will attach pics to clarify as I am not sure how to explain it. I bought a MSI 7970 video card off eBay New... I installed it on a brand new machine (custom built), and even just sitting at windows doing nothing there are these blinking dots (I have no idea what the technical term might be) - when I loaded Assassin's Creed III at max settings it was awful, I am attaching a pic of that as well.

So questions... is there any possible way in the world I am doing something wrong and the card is not defective? I instincts say no but I could be wrong. Drivers are updated as per AMD. Windows is updated, Motherboard is updated. The mobo is Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H btw so yeah it is compatible with the card.

Just looking for any last suggestions before I send the card back and buy a new one. Maybe not a MSI this time :/ 

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It is an Antialising Issue. Reduce the Antialising on the game (just one level) and you see that it will be ok.

I´m checking if it is a board or a game problem. In a few days I confirm to you.

Regards.

Lucio
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