Topic Title: Random little squares, driver crashing, windows menu decoloration
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 07/26/2013 10:20 AM
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igy
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Computer: Windows 8 Pro x64 bit, latest Firefox, Thunderbird, latest AMD driver (now 12.6beta), VTX3D HD6870

Problems: 

- random little squares (random while scrolling or opening webpage),

- driver crashing using Mozilla software (Firefox),

- windows menu decoloration (random after using mozilla software or playing game)

These are steps what I do to resolve problem but nothing resolved it , only minimize problems (this I write that you not to suggest):

A) Firefox
1. disable hardware acceleration in Firefox and Adobe flash menu
2. about config: type: "webgl.disabled" and set to true
3. about config: type: "gfx.content.azure.enabled" and set to false


B) Thunderbird
1. type: "webgl.disabled" and set to true
2. type: "gfx.content.azure.enabled" and set to false

C) AMD driver

1. anti-aliasing mode - override app settings

2. tried drivers from 12.10 - 13.6beta2 (reinstallation with cleaning registry)

 

D) Windows

1. refreshing Windows 8

 

I saw that many people have this problem and wonder why it didn't fixed. What is a problem? Any idea, suggestions?

 



Edited: 07/26/2013 at 03:16 PM by igy
 07/26/2013 01:51 PM
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In the FAQ section is a post about "Checkerboard pattern display corruption"....also how to install new drivers.



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 07/26/2013 02:44 PM
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random squares on desktop or start, during firefox

Come on, I know that you want to help but don't give me basics.

I have GTX 460 which with this windows and hardware work perfectly.

Installing driver is clean.

Graphic card is OK. During game is OK, during browsing not OK.

I think it is problem in driver vcore regulation.

Here are examples.

decoloration



Edited: 07/26/2013 at 03:01 PM by igy
 07/27/2013 06:55 AM
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Do they still appear if you set the 6870's fan to 100%



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 07/27/2013 07:37 AM
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I didn't put fan to 100% but I don't need to.

Temperatures on idle and pressure are fine.

Decoloration and random squares shows during browsing while the temperatures of graphic cards are about 46 degrees (summer). Then I have to say that this is not connected with GPU temperature.

Graphic card is on stock frequency and never overclocked.

 

I want to add when I have decoloration and uninstall driver that decoloration disappear. Also if I have random squares on desktop and refresh desktop that random squares disappear.

I think that is problem in driver and it is related with vcore regulation. And that is AMD part.



Edited: 07/27/2013 at 07:47 AM by igy
 07/27/2013 07:59 PM
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It's a dead card, a part of the GPU or VRAM is damaged. Try other Windows versions, try linux, and you'll see. Linux probably will kernel panic during boot. Games aren't Ok either, it's just harder to notice. Try more of them @ 640x480 and you'll see. My old 4850 died the same gruesome death almost 2 years ago.



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Edited: 07/27/2013 at 08:07 PM by Eydee
 07/28/2013 04:55 AM
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Well don't know, I have original software it is not easy to play with OS on computer.

 

I think it is not defetive because of behave graphic card without driver i.e. with basic window driver. Also the problem starts using specific software, not using all software. Example: squares while scrolling in firefox, not in other software... And I think i will notice in the game that problem.

 

Also too many people on internet's forum write that have that little squres (or too many defective cards are on the market). AMD drivers are too bugy that I don't belive that is not problem in them.

 07/28/2013 07:14 AM
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Without driver the card does noting but passes through the picture made by the CPU. Most faulty cards that can boot up "work fine" without drivers. They just can't do what they're designed for.

Those "too many" people on those forums are out of millions of AMD users, don't forget that. Very low count.

I suggest you show the card to a geek friend, he'll tell you what's up and you will trust them more. This is the easiest solution.



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