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Old 01-08-15, 08:24 PM
Mondo Mondo is offline
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GTX 970 Flicker

I hope you guys can help.

Recently I changed my rig from AMD to Intel with a 4690K on a ASUS z97 Pro Gamer MB. I was running an old GTX 780 and, long story short, I managed to pick up an MSi GTX 970 Gaming. Over the 780, I find the 970 so much quicker, cooler and quieter. Anyway, after a few days, I noticed that my screen (AOC G2460PG G-Sync) was only sitting at 60Hz refresh rate and not 144. I changed this and all was right with the world.

A few days later, I noticed that, not in games but on the desktop, the screen would, and still does, occasionally flicker. This can happen at any point.

Now I thought it was the display port cable as I'd somehow bend one of the connectors, so changed it.

The issue still occurs, even now that I've upgraded to Win X. I've searched for an answer online, but the only forum I can find where a fix was found via a hotfix from NVIDIA has been removed.

Could it be that the 970s just don't like refresh rates of over 60 as I've tried other refresh rates above the magic 60 and it still happens.

Apologies if this should've gone into the MSI forum.

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Old 01-08-15, 11:12 PM
Kushiro Kushiro is offline
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Any chance you can install your old 780 again and test to see if the same issue occurs?

Have you used DDU to completely uninstall the driver and installed the latest one?

If you can, install Windows 7/8 again and diagnose from there.
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Old 02-08-15, 07:09 AM
Mondo Mondo is offline
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Couple issues with that one, don't have the 780 any more, but when I had it, I had absolutely no issues with it. Like I said, the flickering only started when I changed to the 970 in. The only option I now kinda have will be to use DDU to uninstall the current driver and rather than allowing windows to install a driver, actually get the Geforce experience to download and install the latest one for me. Will keep you posted.
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