Windows 10: win 10 and gtx 970 flickering, black screens, horizontal green lines..

  1.    07 Oct 2016 #1

    win 10 and gtx 970 flickering, black screens, horizontal green lines..

    this is a copy paste (mine ofcourse) and will start a thread with it becouse i find this important..
    i want to share with you my bad experience with win10 and the gtx 970(zotac) ...maybe this can help you

    i bought my gtx970 used from the internet, well almost the whole pc is used but it works pretty well until i installed win 10 pro 64 bit and the new gpu.

    my pc:
    i7 3930k
    mb: intel
    12gb of ram in quad channel
    ssd: intel 535 (win10 original)
    hdd: wd 2tb (win7 cracked)
    LG 4k tv with hdmi2.0 and 4:4:4 compatibility

    b4 i bought the gtx 970 i was using a HD6870 for gaming and it did the job pretty well (win10) but limited to 1080p gaming.. so i bought the 970 and uninstalled the amd drivers then installed the lastest nvidia drivers and here start the nightmare lol

    opened trackmania2 and got black screens, flickering, random horizontal lines (not the whole time) and when exiting the game i got artifacts in the win10 desktop lol white dots everywhere... the majority of the time i can play it with no problems but somethimes i get white dots in the win10 desktop. Yesterday i got green horizontal lines while playing

    crysis3 just gave me white dots (not always but when i close the game i get white dots everywhere). And noticed something, when the fan goes to 100% it start to show artifacts (not real artifacts just white dots, they dont look like real artifacts)

    CS:GO screen flickering and horizontal lines

    BF3 pretty good game, no problems at all.

    gta4 no problems

    youtube: its weird but i got artifacts when whatching videos

    i also overclocked it to 1450 with the stock voltaje and got 5fps more in bf3 :P

    after a week surfing on the internet and sad bcouse i wasnt enjoyning my new pc (i spent something like 1700usd in total)..

    I started to research the problem by my self... found something:

    Went to chroma 4:4:4 to 4:2:0 and problem solved, then went back to 4:4:4 and no problems at all. But then i started to get flickering and horizontal lines in cs:go so i decided to boot my pc from the HDD (win7).

    Long story short: been playing all the games i have and no sing of any problem so...

    i could say that win10 is just too premature to handle 4k content... or even recent gpu's.

    i will stay away from win10 for a while... hope it helps to you!!
    Last edited by blackhatch; 07 Oct 2016 at 16:41.
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  2.    12 Oct 2016 #2

    "i also overclocked it to 1450 with the stock voltaje and got 5fps more in bf3 :P"
    i will stay away from win10 for a while... hope it helps to you!!"

    well how about not overclocking to see if it helps? guess you were/are using HDMI 2.0 cable. even tho the 1.4 should be 4k ready and able to pop out good image, digital graphical issues might aswell be due to a bad cable.

    summa summarum, its not always win10s fault

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  3.    12 Oct 2016 #3

    I concur Win10 and a GTX 970 is Fine here ......

    If you are Artifacting , then possibly the Card is dying (Warranty) or whoever owned it before you Put a custom Bios on it that it can't handle on Boost , perhaps try putting the Original bios for the Card back on it or try the MUMOD Bios like I am using for my GB G1 GTX970.

    Another possibility is that like on mine the Original TIM under the Heat Sink/FANs had hardened and not doing it's job effectively , it took me about 35 -40 mins to pull my fans and clean off the old and replace it, and I noticed a Temp drop of about 5 after that.

    GPUz is a greatly little App too for getting GFX Card details if you are not already using it.


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