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Strange 'waves' whilst playing games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 3, 2013 1:39:54 AM

Hi guys,

I recently built myself a PC, and when I went to test it out on several games I noticed that there are these strange horizontal "waves" that appear to be travelling down the screen. They only seem to appear when looking at darker colours (e.g. a black loadig screen, or if it is night time in the game). I have a Powercolor HD 7970 and the latest drivers installed - any ideas what this might be and how to get rid of it?


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February 3, 2013 12:54:45 PM

Hey thanks for the reply.

Sadly it's not tearing like that (and I tried it with v-sync on and off etc. to no effect). It's more of a sort of continual wave-like motion travelling down the screen in a horizontal fashion. Really have no idea what it is but it's really annoying me! It only seems to appear when in vido games though...
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February 4, 2013 1:03:41 AM

try triple buffering maybe. You could reisntall drivers as well.
February 4, 2013 11:35:32 AM

Will do =) will let you know if it helps!
February 4, 2013 2:09:50 PM

Hi guys, fixed the problem. Turns out it was because I was using a VGA cable as opposed to a HDMI cable (my monitor's a bit old so doesn't support it). It wasn't until I used my housemate's monitor with his HDMI cable that the problem went away!

a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2013 12:11:09 AM

K, glad you figured out your problem.