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Screen flickers badly at the resolution i want to use and no option to alter refresh rate - any ideas?

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Re: Screen flickers badly at the resolution i want to use...

He Dude...

Specify the monitor and the OS which u has I assume that u have the Samsung monitor coz this monitor having some problem….

Do one thing that is > right click on the desktop > go to properties > then click setting >
Click advanced > select adapter > check your adapter (display card) refresh rate > and click monitor tab and check your refresh rate… set to 60hz

Good Luck.

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Re: Screen flickers badly at the resolution i want to use...

Try to boot on safe mode.then uninstall the display driver on the device manager.then switch to lower resolution, then boot on will detect the new driver.install it.if windows insist you to reboot dont do it.then right click on your desktop then properties then go to settings tab.on the settings tab click advance button.then go to monitor tab.then go to refresh rate.then switch it to 60Hz.then wallah.your desktop woill be ok.if same problem comes.try to changed your monitor.if same problem again.change your video card if it is not built in.

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Re: Screen flickers badly at the resolution i want to use...

I assume you're using windows XP or Vista ? The OS uses data from the monitor to tell it resolutions and refresh rates supported. If you get flicker and cannot alter the refresh rate, it is because the monitor will not supprt a fatsre refresh rate. Your only option, unfortunately, is to get a new monitor, or the cheaper option, use a different resolution.

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Solution of this problem is to reduce the resolution or refresh rate frequency.

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The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.


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