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Constant black screen flickering in Bc2

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #14703 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman created the topic: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Switched from forcing Dx 9 to setting it to auto then now I keep getting constant flickering.
How do I fix it?

Disabled bloom and deleted windows temp files.
Maybe reinstall Nvid driver?<
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6 years 4 months ago #14705 by S.A.F Survival
S.A.F Survival replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
i get the samething too... i just look upto the ksky and picture comes back

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6 years 4 months ago #14708 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Nvidia cards and Amd cards have same issue. I think its an issue with Bc2 itself

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6 years 4 months ago #14709 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
it must be...i was having no problems for a while with black screens for a few weeks, however, since i got my new hard drive and new copy of windows 64bit and fresh reinstall of everything, the black screen flicker is back, used amd drivers all the way from 10.4 to 10.9, no avail...
whats really strange is some nites when its been flickering, ill open ati overdrive and bump both gpu fans to abut 75 - 80% from 50% and the black screens will stop, other nites it wont...
it must be some coding problem in bc2 as i have no problems with any other games, and i play quite a few, from left for dead 2 to s.t.a.l.k.e.r, farcry 2, counterstrike source etc...

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6 years 4 months ago #14712 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
I have a feeling it might be data corruption. Will try a reinstall of both nvidia driver and dxdriver and see how it goes. Its bloody annoying.

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6 years 4 months ago #14715 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Could also be corruption with the game files too?

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6 years 4 months ago #14716 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
I've found the only way to really fix data corruptin is a clean reinstall after a full wipe

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6 years 4 months ago #14717 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
well didnt work for me, brand new hdd and operating system, still get the odd black screen

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #14718 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
I meant a clean reinstall will fix data corruption not flickering screen issue. Im not certain the flickering screen is caused by data corruption just speculating.
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6 years 4 months ago #14719 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
I might be wrong here - buy my money is on just simple bad coding...

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6 years 4 months ago #14721 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Well I updated my Dxdriver and matched my desktops resolution with Bc2. No constant flickering. Not only that but updating my Dxdriver has actually improved performance a sheetload. Give it a go fellas.

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6 years 4 months ago #14726 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Screen flicker came back on me tonite. Dont haveva clue how to fix it. Alo of ppl r having similar issues but no real fix. Some things work for some ppl but not for others. Its odd

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6 years 4 months ago #14735 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Well I am still getting BC2 total lock ups and CTD's. ( been happening about 4 or 5 weeks now at least ) Tried an Nvidia 570 but that was no better at all and I lost a few FPS. I tried replacing all my ram. No difference. Tried going back to hard disk's as opposed to my Revo X2 drive, no difference.

Took out the Corsair HX850 and replaced with an old Antec 520w. Problems appear to have gone away. So I got the PSU replaced under warranty at PB Tech here in Hamilton, and as soon as I reinstalled it, the problems came back. Taken that one back and am asking for a refund now. Doing the maths, the 520 is too small for the demands when gaming assuming the video card is drawing up to its full TDP. Its capable of providing the current demands on any given voltage rail, but the overall gross deliverable wattage is being exceed by up to 70 odd watts when taking into account the total draw the MB, CPU, GFX, RAM, cooling and hard drives. And as if to illustrate this, I stuck a BR into the drive last night while in game and as it spun up ( a current draw of up to 4 amps momentarily ) it crashed the system.

Am quite disappointed in the Corsairs, as they get good reviews and I know a few other Saffers who use 'em with no problems.

Antec 850 or 1Kw PSU on order. Lets hope this solves the dramas. Its a right royal PITA having the computer lock solid when I am gaming!.

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6 years 4 months ago #14736 by S.A.F Kastaboy
S.A.F Kastaboy replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Oh so do you thinkits related to the system not getting enough power ?? hmm im using a Cooler master extreme power plus 650w on my sys, but then im running an efficient 5870 card hahaa

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #14737 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Its not that its not getting enough power - it runs on the 520w as long as I dont place _any_ additional load on it. But the 850w obviously is not delivering _clean_ power, or its not meeting the specs.

The 6970 draws about 185w - leaving only about 330 supposedly available for the rest of the system when running on the Antec power supply - but it is more stable at that, than when I run it on the 850w Corsair.

Having the Nv 570 in it the 520w PSU simply would not get it into the game - it would crash to desktop or lock up. But then, the 570 can draw about 200w.

Such is life huh?
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6 years 4 months ago #14741 by ∞ Mayhem_Lee
∞ Mayhem_Lee replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Your using a modular power supply yes? I have the TX850 Corsair and no isses

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6 years 4 months ago #14743 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
Modular indeed. Thats the HX part afik. Googling does not reveal many complaints about them. Maybe my power here is a little bit rough on it - although being that I have a 100Kva transformer all to myself, and its about 50 meters of 16mm2 copper away, I would doubt it!.

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6 years 4 months ago #14747 by S.A.F ArcomVI
S.A.F ArcomVI replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
measure your power factor - I bet its lower than 0.6

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6 years 4 months ago #14748 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
hard to measure with active PFC. and getting lower than .6 is not that easy with input capacitance. Which the HX has. Cosair claim 1.0 - as in absolute voltage/current phase coherency.

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6 years 4 months ago #14754 by S.A.F Survival
S.A.F Survival replied the topic: Re: Constant black screen flickering in Bc2
hook it up to ye electiric fence for a bit more juice

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