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archs4
Adept I

Black screen flickering

Hello everyone,

**this is my configuration (bought it 1 month ago):

Dell SE2717H (I've had 2 identical, same problem with both of them)

Cavo HDMI 5mt (I see it has the label High speed Ethernet cable)

Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB (coil whine under load)

Ryzen 1500x (small +10°C peaks under benchmark)

Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2x4GB 3200Mhz (ok)

B350 Tomahawk (ok)

Thermaltake Smart SE 530W (ok)

Samsung 850 EVO 500 (ok)

Seagate Barracuda 2TB (ok)

Case Fractal Define S (ok)

Windows 10 Pro (ok)

AMD driver 18.1.1 (same problem with the previous 2 versions)

Freesync via HDMI cable, monitor support it and it has only HDMI and VGA ports.

**this is my problem:

3 weeks of normal usage without freesync monitor and then I bought it.

It started 4-5 days ago, I use to power off pc during the night (remove power cable from the wall), when I power it again in the morning and open application such as Battlefield 1 (Youtube too in certain videos) it start to show black screens (black screen flickering) the screen seems to be turned off (no backlight) and then it goes back to normal image. It often resize the image in the wrong way and the frame appears bad-sized.. other times the black screen has backlight

**how I fix it till the next power off (next day):

1) I can remove and reinsert HDMI cable (GPU side or monitor side, no matter) this resolve the problem till the next time i power the pc off for long times..

OR

2) Disable FREESYNC in driver menu

OR

3) Restart PC

All this solutions works till the next power off

**Someone has an idea of what's my problem? Bad GPU? Bad cable? Bad monitor?

I have video of flickering if needed.

Thank you all in advance

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stanchev36
Adept I

Re: Black screen flickering

I have awful screen flickering only on Euro Truck Simulator 2 and i can't fix the problem and unfortunately my video card doesn't support AMD FreeSync.

How I can fix the problem? My driver version is 18.1.1. In the previous driver version, i have this problem too. 

My Specs is:

Intel Core i5 3340

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X

A-Data 2X4 DDR3 1600MHz

Cooler Master 600W

A-Data SP 920

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I use HDMI cable to connect my monitor.

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benman2785
Big Boss

Re: Black screen flickering

pls NEVER reomove power plug from the wall - because your system doesnt know what to do anymore after it has power

standby doesnt cost much a year and the Display will autoshut off when there is no signal

but it sounds like your Dell SE2717H has a problem with FreeSync and being off power for a time - or its your GPU (not 100% sure)

and as i said - in moderm times you do your PC no good if you cut off power completely

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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archs4
Adept I

Re: Black screen flickering

Yeah maybe I'll change this, I dont remove it because of energy consumption but for other reasons, thank you for the suggestion I'll try it .. anyway I have news:

UPDATE 26/01/2018

tried with another monitor (asus vg245he) same problem, now a total of 3 monitors have had exact same problem (2x identical Dell SE2717H and 1x Asus vg245he).

Youtube give me problems too with freesync active (I have issue with all the monitors)

Here are the links for 3 youtube videos I've uploaded:

(RX 580 8GB Sapphire Pulse)

Dell' SE2717H + RX580 - YouTube                          Dell SE2717H + RX580 + Freesync ENABLED + 18.1.1 on Battlefield 1

Rx 580 + VG245HE + 18.1.1 - YouTube                  Asus VG245HE + RX580 + Freesync ENABLED + 18.1.1 on Battlefield 1

Rx580 + 18.1.1 + freesync ENABLED - YouTube    Asus VG245HE + RX580 + Freesync ENABLED + 18.1.1 watching youtube video (generic fullHD)

benman2785
Big Boss

Re: Black screen flickering

pls keep me posted

if error persists when you havent unpluged your powercable then please report that behaviour to the driver team

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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archs4
Adept I

Re: Black screen flickering

UPDATE 27/01/18 14.50

Seems to be strictly related to the power cut off so:

1) POWER CUT OFF + FREESYNC ENABLED = black screen flickering (this issue could be resolved restarting PC or unplugging/plugging HDMI cable once).

(Another thing I observed is that after a period with PC power unplugged  GPU has a strange fans' RPM peak during boot such as 0.5-1 sec at 100% before going to 0 RPM when windows start, this happens only if I've unplugged the power cable, in other cases fans didn't have strange RPM peaks during boot)

2) Youtube issue (power cut off + freesync enabled) disappear completely if I disable "hardware acceleration on chrome" or restart PC or unplug/plug HDMI cable.

intresting.. I'm testing

If I dont unplug the power I dont notice problems.. I need to specify that I shutdown PC before unplug the power (obviously)

benman2785
Big Boss

Re: Black screen flickering

so i think the problem is either your GPU or your MoBo - one or both need power to fullfill a full boot

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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kwstasps
Journeyman III

Re: Black screen flickering

i have exactly the same issue as u have..any news?

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benman2785
Big Boss

Re: Black screen flickering

did you read his last update from 3 days ago?

archs4 wrote:

UPDATE 27/01/18 14.50

Seems to be strictly related to the power cut off so:

1) POWER CUT OFF + FREESYNC ENABLED = black screen flickering (this issue could be resolved restarting PC or unplugging/plugging HDMI cable once).

(Another thing I observed is that after a period with PC power unplugged  GPU has a strange fans' RPM peak during boot such as 0.5-1 sec at 100% before going to 0 RPM when windows start, this happens only if I've unplugged the power cable, in other cases fans didn't have strange RPM peaks during boot)

2) Youtube issue (power cut off + freesync enabled) disappear completely if I disable "hardware acceleration on chrome" or restart PC or unplug/plug HDMI cable.

intresting.. I'm testing

If I dont unplug the power I dont notice problems.. I need to specify that I shutdown PC before unplug the power (obviously)

if your (kwstasps) problem isnt solved by now you should open a new thread

PC: R7 2700X @4.1GHz + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
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archs4
Adept I

Re: Black screen flickering

I'm testing.. but it really seems related to the power cable unplug, if I don't unplug I can't replicate the issue.. this is strange.. should I think to an hardware problem?

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