Solved Shaky Video on Toxic R9 Video Card

Dell Dell latitude e6420 14 led notebook...
July 22, 2014 at 05:04:55
Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, Core i7-4790K
I am having massive shaking on the image with a new Toxic R9 Video Card. Here is some background:

System Specs:

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 mATX MoBo
Intel Core i7-4790K CPU
G.SKILL Ripjaws Trident X DDR3 2400
Sapphire TOXIC Radeon R9 280x 3GB Video Card
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (BOOT)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD (DATA)

Test Monitors: Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD, Samsung F5300 60", Dell U2713HM

- Built the system, installed all drivers, configured setup. Installed all of the typical benchmarking software: 3DMark, PassMark, Sandra, Unigine Benchmarks, as well as CPU-Z, GPU-Z, Prime 95, etc.. Banchmarked and Stress Tested the system.

- Installed Assassin's Creed IV, Sniper Elite III, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution, Metro Last Light. Played all games on ULTRA, all played beautifully on each monitor INDIVIDUALLY.

Then, I took the system to the office and hooked it up with 2 Dell 2740L IPS monitors (First Time with Dual Monitors), and started things up. I worked beautifully with a little tweaking of settings (Scaling etc.). Then, I loaded Sniper Elite, and the Rebellion logo was bouncing really fast and shaking. This continued with the Intro Credits. Immediately, as soon as the Game Menu came up though, CRYSTAL CLEAR picture and performance in game. So I tested WoW. The entire screen would shake and vibrate, enough to make you dizzy, UP UNTIL you logged in. Then, from the Character Selection screen on, CRYSTAL CLEAR.

I tried everything. Complete Removal of the Graphics driver, reboot, install the newest Catalyst 14.4 all over, reconfigure, Optimize, and same issue. It ONLY happened with the loading screen of Games at Startup. IN GAME, all would be perfectly clear. I also tried switching to just a single monitor one at a time, and it happens again with just one (Dell 2740L) monitor hooked up. I also started getting a pop up notification asking me to switch to the Windows 7 Basic color scheme.

Yesterday WoW and Sniper Elite started to spin 360% while in game. Very odd and disorienting. :-) I Got the flicker the other morning while playing WOW. Exited out of the game and was getting the flicker in other apps. So I closed all my apps and restarted the system. Flicker still remained.

I have included links to a couple videos showing the flicker and the Error message.

Please help, I am dazed and confused.

Videos of the Shake:

Error Message Screenshot:

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July 22, 2014 at 15:37:13
Could be that your new Video Card is faulty - it can happen. It doesn't look like a software issue to me.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 27, 2014 at 00:12:38
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Have you reseated the card and checked your power connections? Sometimes i've noticed when cards are starved for power they can throw the weirdest artifacts much like you're describing. Same goes for a shoddy PCIe connection. I assume you haven't tried to overclock it either?

Then again, Derek is right; bad cards can get shipped. Be prepared to make a warranty call and possibly do an RMA.

One thing I will say: thanks for giving us a through examination of the problem. It really helps.

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