Hey guys, I believe I've been having problems ever since I've gotten the MSI 7870 Hawk.
I'm not sure if it's the drivers, the card itself, or maybe just my computer setup in general.
But usually when I'm in a 3d application, I get these weird transparent horizontal lines across the screen. It really bugs me .
And I notice that the end of the card (near the I/O shield) It has blue Leds, when idle, it only has 2 on, and when it's in game, it has about all of them on. I'm not sure what it means, but it flickers when all of them are on (the ones near the end). Maybe it was intended for it to be like that, not sure if it is, if someone has some info on that, it'd be nice .
but anyways, there's also been some bad fps drops. It randomly drops here and there and causes the fps to freeze while in games. Without consistent fps, I find it very hard to game.
Lastly, I am running on the latest beta drivers, and CAP.
EDIT: Also I'm wondering if it could be the DVI -VGA into VGA into my monitor. Or if the lines are my monitor's fault.
The LEDs on your card are normal, so nothing to worry about there.
It would probably help if you could take a screenshot or video of your problem and post it. It sounds sort of like you might have screen tearing going on, which happens when you don't have Vsync enabled in your games.
It would also help to know which games are causing you problems. The 7870 won't give you a constant 60FPS if you try to max out certain games.
I cannot tell about the leds...may be they are ment to be that way...but those lines surely seems to be a gpu problem.
monitor the temps to ensure that the cooling is optimal.
also try re installing all the drivers after a complete driver sweep
Yea try that and what you need to do if it happens again and you want us to see it is press print screen. Open up paint and paste it save it as a png, or jpeg and upload it to img shack or photo bucket and give us the link here or use the image code and it will display the picture on the forums.
Okay, so I tested it out the monitor on my brother's computer. Keep in mind, that he's using a GTX 550Ti (my old graphics card). My monitor is the exact same model as his, and there's no weird lines on my monitor. Only when I use it with my computer.
No what you should do is connect your computer to his monitor and try and duplicate the issue. What the goal is, is to find out whether its your monitor or your card. So by narrowing down your computer working and showing the lines on both screens you have eliminated that. And it is the card at that point.
It was strange, I did it on my brother's monitor, using my computer, and I don't believe it showed lines. Now I have a new computer setup with the same graphics card, and the lines are barely noticeable, but is very noticeable in certain games past 60 FPS (with vsync off). With vsync on, only sometimes I can see it, depending on the game.
Going to test it more with this setup .
My old computer specs were
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
MSI Hawk 7870
Some Corsair ram