Topic Title: Radeon HD5700 and blinking color issues
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Created On: 11/21/2013 10:13 AM
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 11/21/2013 10:13 AM
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I'm seeing sporadic blinking colors on my computer. For example, along the title bar of my browser, and at the bottom bar, I'll see like spots sometimes, or long lines, which appear to be RGB colors. Sometimes if I run my mouse over it they disappear. Other times they stay. It's not just in the browser either, as I see it even on the desktop. If I right click on the desktop sometimes, the shell menu that pops up with the choices, sometimes real quick the colors will blink inside of there too. It seems like the longer the computer goes without being rebooted the worse it gets. When I get up in the AM, the colors are at the top and bottom and are annoying and won't go away. But a quick reboot and all is back to normal.

If it were bad hardware, or heat related, a reboot shouldn't fix anything. Hardware issues are very rarely fixed by reboots or software. If it was a card going bad, or defective, then why would the issue go away with a quick reboot? The heat stays the same and it's back and running in about 2-3 minutes tops.

So now I think driver related. If it's back and better after a reboot, maybe it's a driver. Well, I updated and still the same. I tried rolling back and still the same. I just can't seem to shake it.

This issue never existed until about a month or 2 ago, then it's come and gone since. But always temporarily fixed with a reboot, but always coming back in some fashion. I am going to try and get a screenshot today, or maybe even a quick movie clip, to show what it is I am seeing.

I am running Windows 7 Premium 64 bit and this is an AMD Radeon HD 5700 card, now running with the latest drivers.

 11/21/2013 10:16 AM
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Here is a screenshot of the color issue. I got lucky and clicked at just the right time. This is when I right clicked on my desktop, and the menu bar that appears does this color for just a quick second and then reverts back to normal.

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