Horizontal Flicker / ripple problem with MSI gtx 560 ti 1gb twin frozr II oc


Junior Member
May 12, 2011
I just recently built a new PC and I have been having issues with horizontal ripples across the screen. It comes and goes.
Looks like the old CRTs, like a refresh problem.
The ripples appear no matter what I do, desktop, 3D programs, BIOS, firefox...
Besides the ripples I tested the performance of the card at 100% and its fine.

---The PC
-Cpu: i7 2600k
-Motherboard: Asus P8P67
-Mem: DDR3-1333mhz 16gb (4x4gb) gskill ripjaws
-Psu: Neo HE550 (6 months of use)
-Display: Wacom Cintiq 21ux (lcd)

---Things I tried
-3 different drivers
-Tested without drivers
-Connecting the display on different DVIs
-Connecting another display
-Different psu to gpu cables
-Switching to my old video card (works fine, no ripples)

I am running out of ideas here...

All help welcome !
Thanks !


Diamond Member
Jan 1, 2010
Did your old video card use the exact same dvi cable/monitor as the msi 560. If so , it sounds like you have isolated the problem to the video card.
Since you have removed the card and installed it twice, you ruled out seating issues.
One more thing you could try, try the msi 560 in the lower pci-e slot. I'm not sure what this would eliminate, but it would be curious if the 560 does not have those issues there.


Golden Member
Dec 3, 2009
Could be an issue with the graphics card, perhaps one of the display devices or clocking devices used for the display. There are normally 2 sets of clocking devices, hook up a second monitor and see if the second one displays the same issues.


Administrator<br>Elite Member
Oct 9, 1999
Try a different refresh rate, either faster or slower to see if the problem follows. If so, it could be your monitor and/or current vid card has problems with the specific refresh rate you're using.


Senior member
Oct 13, 1999
Hard to judge from your description, if you could get some picture of it, it would help.
To me it sounds like you are describing running the game with vsync off, and get a refresh line across the screen.

UPDATE: Scratch that. You have it on desktop.
Sounds like you have a faulty cable or a faulty card.


Junior Member
May 12, 2011
Thanks to all for helping !

notty22: the cintiq 21ux display has integrated DVI cable so its the same that I use in the old video card. Followed your idea and tested the 560 in the lower pci-e slot and makes the same ripples, so is not a problem of the motherboard pci-e x16 port.
digitaldurandal: ¿2 sets of clocking devices? Say that again o_O :) I tested with an old CRT but its hard to tell if its rippling or not. Tested the cintiq display with another pc and works fine.
Harvey: My display only accepts 60hz refresh rates
T101: The cable is ok. So everything points to the card.

The last test I will do before RMA the card will be to put it in another machine...
Maybe the PSU...? The card gets enough power to go full throttle... so.... mmmm.....


Platinum Member
May 3, 2003
If you can test the card in another machine that would be useful. It sounds like the card may be faulty though as you've tried other displays, other video in that slot etc. How many amps on the 12v rail on your PSU? I think the 560Ti needs 36a? Then again, when you are getting the problem on your desktop, the GPU is throttled way down and not using any power.