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Windows 7: Dual monitors flickering, blacking out

30 Oct 2013   #1
diplo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 
Dual monitors flickering, blacking out

I've got a built desktop with integrated graphics on the motherboard. It has a DVI output and VGA output, both in use. At first the left screen with flickering a lot right when I booted it up in the morning. I swapped out the cable with a spare thinking it could have been a bad cable (theres nothing around here to cause interference). Still flickering, I swapped it with a spare monitor of the same size. Now the left monitor isn't flickering, but the right one is going completely black occasionally. The monitor is on but the image is black. I updated the Intel HD graphics driver through windows update thinking it was a bad driver but are signs pointing to faulty hardware? Any advice on this problem would be great as it's being quite bothersome.

Edit: I can post a DXDIAG / speccy information later but I can't access the machine at the moment.


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30 Oct 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Probably, you need to get 1 more working monitor to test.
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30 Oct 2013   #3
diplo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

So far the caveman approach of switching equipment has been working. I haven't had problems with Asus monitors before but they seemed to be the issue. We'll see how it goes with these Hannsg's instead.
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30 Oct 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

So everything`s ok ?
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31 Oct 2013   #5
diplo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

Yes, so far I'm chalking it up to bad monitors. I just so rarely see even one go bad, much less two. They weren't playing nicely together for whatever reason but it's been solved by simply using different ones. Weird problem, but solved.
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