Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Computer Help

· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· AMD Video Cards
· Nvidia
· Displays
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2015
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions

Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 120
Default EVGA GTX670SC rare flickering

I can't seem to find any particular patern to why this is happening, but I am getting a very rare screen flicker with my 2gb EVGA GTX 670 Super Clocked. I am running at 1920x1200 and the monitor works perfectly fine. My drivers are the latest as of today.

The flickering seems to be more common in games, but it does happen in windows occasionally. The flicker can either be black lines pulsing through the screen quickly, or the screen goes blank for 1 second at most.

The card runs at 50c with a good load like Skyrim, so I don't think heat is an issue.

Any ideas?
jidery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
ZeroRift's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 177

I would check the system and application logs and make sure there aren't any errors (eg. "Display Driver Stopped Responding", etc.) around the time the flickers occur. Does this happen with onboard graphics as well? Might also try different video outputs from your card and, as always, double check your cabling.

Last, but not least, you could try a Diagnostic Startup to make sure it's not related to any third party software.
ZeroRift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
Golden Member
birthdaymonkey's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,170

Aren't the EVGA 670 SC the cards that have been partially recalled? I think that if you contact EVGA they will upgrade you to a 670 FTW.
6600K @4.2, Asus Z170I Pro, EVGA 1070 SC ACX, 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000, 256GB Samsung 950 Pro, 480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro, Corsair SF-450 PSU, Silverstone ML08B, Scythe Big Shuriken 2, Realforce 87u 55g, G400s, X-star DP2710@100Hz, Audioengine D1, Sennheiser HD598
birthdaymonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
Diamond Member
daveybrat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,835

Yup, you need to check this out:


Look like there was a recall on them.

Gaming Rig: Intel i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz (CM Hyper 212 EVO)| ASRock Z97 Pro4 | 16GB GSkill Ares 1866 DDR3 | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G OC | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD | Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
daveybrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
Diamond Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,036

I thought my launch card was one of these when I started getting flickers and then just craziness on my display. I snapped a couple of shots and was in the process of emailing eVGA when I decided to test one more thing. Since I was going to have to pull the card to limp along with an old one while the RMA was happening, I put in a GTX 460, but while the DVI cable was totally disconnected, I saw the panel flash as before. Uh-oh. Then when it behaved exactly the same as the 670 with no POST screen, no Win7 loading, only coming up when it made it to the desktop, I knew the truth was my 7-8 year old Dell 2405 LCD was fritzing out. Bother. I do photo editing, etc. so I can't settle for a biz class, sub-$200 display.

Also, shouldn't this topic be in the Video Cards forum?
This job would be great if it weren't for the f***ing customers. - Randal Graves - "Clerks"
Rig: Gigabyte X99-UD5 WIFI (rev 1.0, F10b) | Core i7-5820K @ 4.3 GHz | Scythe Mugen 4 cooler | 16GB Crucial DDR4-2133 15T | ASUS Strix GTX980 OC 4GB | Crucial MX100 256GB SSD (boot) | Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM HDD (data) | 850W EVGA SuperNova 80+ Bronze | Thermaltake F51 Suppressor Window | Windows 10 Pro x64 | Dell U2410 LCD | Logitech Z-580 5.1 | Logitech G700s
DefRef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Denmark
Posts: 2,439

Originally Posted by DefRef View Post
Also, shouldn't this topic be in the Video Cards forum?
I don't think so. The culprit is probably the video card, but might be the monitor, cable, or even (though unlikely) RAM, mobo or PSU.
oynaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1


Last edited by Dropseaa; 06-02-2012 at 06:18 PM.
Dropseaa is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Alpha 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.