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Windows 7: bought a used desktop, flicking screen on boot up?

12 Jul 2014   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

depending on the mobo in the computer it might be worth going for a decent separate GPU - you don't have to go bonkers in buying a new one.

The other things to look for -- is the monitor OK - they do wear out eventually - even modern LCD / plasma ones. Check also if the driver is operating the monitor at the correct refresh rate.

If you are running Linux -- modern distros like MINT will probably load the correct driver - unless it's NVIDIA -- these have to be got separately from the NVIDIA repositories.

You can also run Windows easily as a Virtual machine on linux - VMware player and vbox install easily and are free.

When I'm in the UK - I HATE virgin media - they block a lot of sites although you can bypass that easy enough - I shouldn't have to go that route though and I still can't get to my US Netflix or Hulu tv stuff without going through decent proxies. For UK Virgin ISP users try this http://piratebrowser.com/ to unblock a lot of sites -- this uses the TOR network --totally LEGAL BTW.

Cheers
jimbo


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12 Jul 2014   #12
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sorry wrong Thread
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12 Jul 2014   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No idea what is happening today
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13 Jul 2014   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post

It's not a problem so there's not really anything to fix, it's just the way that TV's are designed
Yep. Between the driver handover (which re-triggers the TV input source flicker as the TV "loses" it's input source for a split second) there is nothing to fix as mentioned. It's not causing any harm. I've had it when I've used a TV as a primary screen and even get it occasionally when going from 3 monitors to one, or to the TV.
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