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ATI HD5870, issues when changing resolution


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Hello, i've got an Alienware M17x R2 with a ATI HD5870.

It seems to work well, the main issue is that, when it changes resolution or when it stops (and resume) the monitor, it stops working. I see a full black screen that turns to red, green etc.

I have no idea on how to solve this, because everything else seems to work well (it's hardware accellerated, windows and animations are smooth).


Do you have any idea? Or anything i can provide to understand what happens when i change resolution or i stop the monitor?

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Hello, thanks for replying and giving me some hope :D

I found a thread about the Alienware M17x R3 and there's a code for the dual link fix, but i can't manage to really fix my issue; i extracted my DSDT, then it has lots of errors when compiling and used DSDTFixer to make it compilable (bad idea probably).

Then i added this code and the DTGP one, put the DSDT.aml file in /Extra and rebooted, but still same issue.

I'm quite new to DSDTs (didn't have any before extracting it right now).


Just to be sure, that's the issue i'm having: 


Do you  (did you) have the same?

In the video i open a game because it changes resolution when it starts, when i change it from Settings it's the same (but i'm scared it'll save settings with wrong resolution)

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