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[RX 480 8GB] Black Screen / Random flickering issue w/ AMD Crimson Drivers

Question asked by steven092 on Nov 2, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2016 by kromar

I'm encountering an issue where my screen will randomly flicker when on my desktop, almost like a strobe light. This flickering randomly happens throughout the day, and Youtube and other video players seem to aggravate it even more. If I was to playback video in Media Player Classic Home Cinema, or even just use Youtube in any browser, it flickers really fast, and consistently. Even if I'm not using Youtube, or using a browser, or playing videos, it also happens.


This card is recently new, as I just bought it last month brand new in the box, and I've never had any issues like this with any of my other AMD cards. I've looked for help on reddit and found help from someone who suggested an older driver version which was (16.8.3), but if I go back to that I lose support for my Windows 10 Xbox app games, but at the same time I have no black screen issues with that driver.


I built my PC (Desktop) and my specs are
CPU : AMD FX 8370 Wraith (stock Ghz and settings)
GPU: Sapphire AMD RX 480  Nitro + 8GB GDDR5 (1306mhz which is stock for this GPU)

RAM : 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1866 MHz

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache


Case : Antec Twelve Hundred (Non-V3)

PSU : Corsair 650W TX 80 Plus (SKU: CMPSU-650TX)

OS: Windows 10 Home x64

Display Devices : SAMSUNG 1080p 3 HDMI  UN32EH5300 TV HDMI @ 60Hz. Using a single HDMI cable from Samsung HDMI to the RX 480 Sapphire Nitro + 8GB's HDMI port.
Driver version : Radeon Software Crimson 16.10.2


Thank you for any who try to help