2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2016 11:21 AM by whyallthisinformation

    Primary monitor flicker

    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
      • CPU/APU
        • 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.

       

       

       

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      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 the Quadro is very old and has very outdated drivers.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.