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After upgrading from W7, glitchy bars on screen.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Taintain101, Jun 3, 2014.

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  1. Taintain101

    Taintain101 Thread Starter

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    Some examples: http://i.imgur.com/K3G7q7U.png

    They come and go at seemly random times, moving the mouse behind them, or changing the display behind the bars makes them go away temporarily. I've updated my graphics drivers, and never had this issue before upgrading from W7 to W8.1

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 12141 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 934194 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 59 MB; H: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 35981 MB; J: Total - 1907727 MB, Free - 1145440 MB; L: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 584760 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z68XP-UD3
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  2. Dm1try

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    Hey Taintain101,
    Glitchy bars on the screen would usually indicate a dying graphics card, If this would be an external card I would assume a bad connection to the PCI port or faulty cable connectivity, assuming that you have checked that the cable is properly connected I would stress test the gpu to see its state.

    Best of luck.
    Dima
     
  3. Taintain101

    Taintain101 Thread Starter

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    Do you have a tester you'd recommend? or should I just get on from google?
     
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    I don't really know what the results mean.

    these are from running the Benchmark Preset: 1080

    SCORE:1101 points (18 FPS, 60000 ms)
    Max GPU Temp: 73°C
    Resolution: 1920x1080 (FS) - AA:0 samples
    FPS: min:19, max:20, avg:18 - OPTIONS: DynBkg

    Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (8086-0102)
    Drivers: Catalyst 14.4 - 14.10.1006-140417a-171099C (4-17-2014)
    Clocks: clocks not available
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU Speed: 3392 MHz
    System Memory: 12141 MB
    OS: Windows 8 64-bit build 9200 [No Service Pack]

    these are from running the Burn-in benchmark 1920x1080 15min:

    BURN-IN SCORE: 1671 points
    16398 frames, 18 FPS, 78°C
    Resolution: 1920x1080 (FS) - AA:0 samples
    FPS: min:16, max:21, avg:18 - OPTIONS: DynBkg

    Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (8086-0102)
    Drivers: Catalyst 14.4 - 14.10.1006-140417a-171099C (4-17-2014)
    Clocks: clocks not available
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU Speed: 3392 MHz
    System Memory: 12141 MB
    OS: Windows 8 64-bit build 9200 [No Service Pack]

    the black bars did not appear during either of the tests.
     
  6. Dm1try

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    The stress test lasted 15 minutes and didn't bug your GPU out, you've stated that you have updated to Windows 8.1, I've googled it a bit and it seems there's nothing specific to indicate that it is upgrade related, it might be the monitor spazzing out, are you running the most updated GPU & Chipset drivers ? it might be a driver incompatibility issue of some sort, try going to vendor specific websites for all of the drivers, see if your missing something, maybe a set of win8 specific drivers ?

    Dima
     
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