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January 31, 2013 3:16:31 AM

Hello,

I just installed a new Ice Q 7850 2g gpu. Whenever I play games like Borderlands or WoW I experience very feint screen waves and occasional screen tearing. However, this only happens when Im playing a game. Is this a defect in my new gpu or possibly my monitor?

I Have:
i7 3370 (3.4ghz)
windows 8 -64bit
8G memory
1TB hd
600W corsair modular psu
7850 Ice Q

I believe I have the lastest AMD drivers, 9.12.0.0. I did have to use an adaptor to hook my monitor up to my new graphics card. When I used to hook up my monitor to my old laptop, I would experience these same problems, but it was all the time.

Thanks!
January 31, 2013 3:25:40 AM

That is screen tearing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_tearing
Do you have vsync on? That is what vsync prevents. Screen tearing is caused when the screen and gpu's refresh rate aren't synced with eachother. If vsync doesn't do enough, you can also turn on triple buffering in CCC.
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January 31, 2013 3:30:07 AM

Yes that is what happens. It happens when I move the camera quickly. I'm not sure about vsync or how to check if it is on.

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January 31, 2013 3:37:35 AM

It is in the in game settings. Not hard to fine. In borderlands 2, it is in video settings. Have you changed any in game settings? Because you should easily be able to play that game on full.
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January 31, 2013 3:39:53 AM

i kinda would like the gpu driver in amd terms ##.# where first 2 numbers are generally year and the 3rd is month. the current wqhl driver is 13.1 and the current beta is 13.2
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January 31, 2013 3:52:33 AM

Okay, so I think I messed up =/. I had a nvidia 620 in it before. When I was looking around I noticed I still had a bunch of Nvidia stuff in my installed programs list. So I began to uninstall them, I was figuring that now since I have an AMD I dont need to nvidia. Well, it required a restart, so I did. Now when my computer reboots, the monitor just flashes on and off and I get absolutly no picture. Was it wrong of me to uninstall that Nvidia stuff? ( On a laptop now on a different user name )
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January 31, 2013 3:59:19 AM

no you should uninstal the nvidia drivers. to uninstall them, use an uninstaller tool like driver sweeper(i forgot the new name of the program).
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January 31, 2013 4:03:36 AM

I did uninstall them. When I was prompt with a restart, I did. But when it rebooted, nothing comes on the screen. It just flashes on and off. I can't get into the computer.
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January 31, 2013 4:15:06 AM

Put in your old 620 and then install the AMD drivers. Then put in your 7850 and see if it'll work
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January 31, 2013 4:21:54 AM

if the screen wont go on, try CMOS reseting the board(should be in the manual) to make the computer run at default bios settings.
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January 31, 2013 4:32:57 AM

I was able to get into the menu to do a system restore, so hopefully that will fix my issue
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April 2, 2013 4:16:10 PM

acpohio said:
Hello,

I just installed a new Ice Q 7850 2g gpu. Whenever I play games like Borderlands or WoW I experience very feint screen waves and occasional screen tearing. However, this only happens when Im playing a game. Is this a defect in my new gpu or possibly my monitor?

I Have:
i7 3370 (3.4ghz)
windows 8 -64bit
8G memory
1TB hd
600W corsair modular psu
7850 Ice Q

I believe I have the lastest AMD drivers, 9.12.0.0. I did have to use an adaptor to hook my monitor up to my new graphics card. When I used to hook up my monitor to my old laptop, I would experience these same problems, but it was all the time.

Thanks!


Hey was having the same problem as a few people on this site. I was using my VGA to DVI adapter that came with the card for my vga monitor and it was driving me crazy. All new drivers uninstalled plenty of times, tried few tricks nothing. I seen a thread about not using that dvi adapter and just bought a DVI-d Cable and voila, problem fixed, rocking 250 fps in league of legends no tearing, didnt see any screen glitches either.

Give the dvi-d cable or hdmi cable a try and dont use the VGA to DVI adapter and see if this fixes your problem.
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