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Windows 7: Screen flickering in games after pc upgrade

12 Oct 2011   #1
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Screen flickering in games after pc upgrade

Hi,

I recently upgraded alot of the parts for my computer and it was working fine, but then all of a sudden the screen started freezing every 2 seconds for about a millisecond which makes it look like it flickers. After playing metro 2033 and league of legends this occurs..

Have the latest drivers installed for my gtx 550 ti too..

Any help would be great !

Thanks


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12 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clloyd21 View Post
Hi,

I recently upgraded alot of the parts for my computer and it was working fine, but then all of a sudden the screen started freezing every 2 seconds for about a millisecond which makes it look like it flickers. After playing metro 2033 and league of legends this occurs..

Have the latest drivers installed for my gtx 550 ti too..

Any help would be great !

Thanks
system specs please my crystal ball is being repaired
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12 Oct 2011   #3
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

=D sorry I'm new - not that that excuses myself..

Asus gtx 550 ti
Asus M5A78L Mobo
8gb corsair ram
250gb seagate hdd
amd phenom II x4 3.4ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer Cooler
Xenta 800w PSU

anything else you need ?

All drivers updated too... which may be a problem ?
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12 Oct 2011   #4
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Have you tried turning on v-sync. When you turn up the specs in a game you may sometimes need to turn v-sync on to get ride of flickering or lag on the screen.
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12 Oct 2011   #5
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

yeah i've tried with all combinations of graphic settings, high - low v sync on/off still no luck...

It does seem to stop sometimes, like at the very start of the game its great and then after about 20 seconds it starts every second


EDIT: just started playing guild wars and i have no issues what so ever :s
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13 Oct 2011   #6
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clloyd21 View Post
yeah i've tried with all combinations of graphic settings, high - low v sync on/off still no luck...

It does seem to stop sometimes, like at the very start of the game its great and then after about 20 seconds it starts every second


EDIT: just started playing guild wars and i have no issues what so ever :s

Hi

Did you install any of the software utilities that came with your card? I just upgraded my card to an MSI 580 GTX and made the mistake of installing the MSI auto update software and had a lot of system instability issues and image issues. These were all resolved when I removed the utility.

Regards
UKMedia
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13 Oct 2011   #7
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I don't think I have, the only thing I can see is the nvidia 3d software pack but that's about it
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13 Oct 2011   #8
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Right, It's doing it when I play deus ex now and it gets sooo annoying.

It was fine up until I changed the motherboard and the ram, games ran perfectly at real high fps when i had my old m4a78... but now i have the newer m5478L and it runs worse .. I'm so confused =(
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13 Oct 2011   #9
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

What card was you using before? I ask because I was using a 4890 then went to a 5850, my system applied the 4890 settings to the 5850....
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13 Oct 2011   #10
champ2010

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

What is the driver version that you currently have?

Is the screen flickering happening only in games?

You can check the optimal settings for the game and modify the in game settings accordingly and check if it helps.

http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS/...GTX-550-Ti-OPS

Optimal Playable Settings: Metro 2033: GeForce GTX 550 Ti - GeForce
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