MSI AMD Radeon 7870 Display problem

m4dk4tz

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Hello all,

This is my first post so bare with me. I just recently acquired an MSI AMD Radeon 7870. It runs all games wonderfully and I haven't had any freezing or BSOD's.

I recently set-up a dual display configuration, its configured in expanded setup. Both screens are 1080p. One is a TV and one is my main monitor.
Anywho, my problem is this, I have graphical glitching inside windows aero while playing videos. It doesnt matter if i'm using WMP or quicktime or VLC. I've tried a couple different driver versions and I dont seem to have any luck fixing the problem. I've looked inside Catalyst control manager, tried fiddling with some display settings and haven't had any luck there. I reported the problem to AMD and have had no reply. So... here I am. I've posted a picture of my start menu and what the glitch looks like. Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Brandon


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RMA it asap! Those glitches/artifacts are sign of a bad card. What are your temperatures at idle and at load?
 

m4dk4tz

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Hmmm... Well that would suck... Then why would I only have the problem while running video on dual display? It's so specific.

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Oh yeah sorry, I didn't read it properly. Those temperatures are absolutely fine. Yes you are right it's an issue with dual display only. Hopefully the experts help you!
 

m4dk4tz

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Yeah, I've had bad cards before and these symptoms are nothing like that. I guess I was posting on here, hoping someone had the same issue and found a fix.
 

n8tehgr8

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I have the exact same problem. Two monitors, only when playing a video and only with Aero enabled. This has to be a driver bug of some sort, and I really hope AMD fixes it. If you figured out a solution and you could share it that would be great.
 

m4dk4tz

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You are correct. It was a driver issue. I uninstalled the old drivers using driver sweeper, then installed the latest driver from AMD. No more artifact!