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Primary monitor flicker

Question asked by whyallthisinformation on Jan 30, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2016 by whyallthisinformation

Describe your system:

  • AMD Graphics Card
    • Sapphire R9 280X 3GB.
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 Home 64bit
  • Driver version installed
    • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12
  • Display Devices
    • Samsung T23C350, FullHD 60Hz connected with HDMI (Primary)
    • Samsung SyncMaster 225BW, HD 60Hz connected with DVI-I (Secondary, left)
  • Motherboard
    • Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
    • AMD FX-8320 8-Core Processor (OC 4GHz, haven't touched voltage)
  • Power Supply Unit Wattage
    • Seasonic 550W Gold, Modular
  • RAM
    • G.Skill Ares Low-Profile 1866MHz 16GB


Describe your issue:


Hello, whenever I open video with VLC, or just try to watch a Youtube video, the primary monitor goes nuts. Doing this too many times makes both monitors go black, mouse freezes and about 15 seconds later computer hard-shutoffs itself.











UPDATE/EDIT 24.2.2017:


After asking help for this many months ago, I found something interesting. I had plugged in a Quadro FX 1700 in my system to run my other monitors, leaving only 1 monitor for the R9 280X, I had no screen glitches after that.


Sounds great! Well.. the Quadro is very old and has very outdated drivers. Whenever I tried to launch ME2 it caused a BSOD, I recently removed it since I am going to upgrade the GPU hopefully soon, also because I wanted to play ME2.


Was changing resolution settings and tried if Virtual Super Resolution could increase quality, turned the resolution back to normal for comparison and the screen glitched out.


I have had no glitches, problems whatsoever when I only had 1 monitor plugged in.


Most likely a bug or hardware issue.