Topic Title: Flickering taskbar 13.11+
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 02/02/2014 03:19 AM
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I have experienced a flickering Windows taskbar from any drivers post 13.11. I have an HD7870 and have installed 14.1 beta to be able to utilise Mantle in BF4. This was obviously not widely recorded and therefore not fixed in 13.12 or 14.1 but does anyone know possibly a fix? I am tempted to push my drivers back to get rid of it but it might never be fixed and I want to use Mantle.




Edited: 02/02/2014 at 04:07 AM by Hardiment
 02/02/2014 03:59 AM
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I've been doing fine with my 7870 on all drivers, latest one being some earlier beta revision of 13.11.

Then today I installed 14.1 beta for Mantle, and I quickly noticed this taskbar flickering on Win7 x64 SP1. It showed up for me when I was (softly, 80% GPU or so) running a litecoin miner and viewing GPU-heavy sites in latest Chrome browser (like youtube, twitter). The windows taskbar starts getting freaky. Looks like memory corruption, starts small and spreads fast. At first there's a single ~5x5px square flickering with an invalid texture, but within seconds other squares follow. These squares aren't all next to each other, and tend to be more on the right side of the taskbar. This corruption is repeatable after every fresh restart.

I downgraded to 13.12 WHQL, which should be the same driver that 13.11 beta was. Thus far 13.12 has been working flawlessly, just as 13.11 did for months. So definitely looks like 14.1 changed something that causes what looks like memory corruption.

 02/02/2014 04:24 AM
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You guys should both send the 'issue report form' for the beta ...especially if it's easily reproducible. I'm sure there will be another version soon and maybe a fix for this issue included.


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 02/22/2014 01:26 PM
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i think if i disconnect one of the screens i dont have that problem any more..

also if i install 13.10 version (stable one for my r7 260x card)

i'm getting this:

(the video is my, in the call of duty ghosts)

and all this:

strange things in the task bar when explorer open r7 260x

god knows how i hate sapphire !! that is the first and the last time that i will pay for sapphire+amd products !!

Edited: 02/22/2014 at 02:15 PM by WebsGhost
 02/22/2014 04:01 PM
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Wow,I've never even heard of this one.

As for sapphire,been using there cards since the X800 days without any issues.



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