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Old 13th September 2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Screen Tearing

I have had no end of problems with what i assume are graphics card issues, i bought a windforce OC R9 290 (non-x) 3 years ago when i first built my computer and after roughly a year and a half i sent it to be RMA'd because of massive artifacting while hot (basically from a cold start i would get 5 minutes before it would start playing up and when hot i wouldn't be able to reach the windows logon screen). Gigabyte apparently found nothing wrong with the card but they offered me a replacement for the cost of shipping and offered me a 2 month warranty (the card they sent back was actually a 290x so i didn't mind the extra price). But now the card has started to play up as well, ranging from flickers every couple of seconds (video below) to full lock ups that require a restart. the problem is very intermittent and inconsistent. Sometimes i am able to play AAA titles for 4 hours and not get anything but other times i can just have word and a couple of chrome tabs open and go into full meltdown.

Has anyone experienced anything like this, is this a GC problem or should i be looking elsewhere?

also I am using Radeon Software Version: 17.7.2


EDIT: The video link above is not working for me so the vimeo link is:
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