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Dell XPS laptop screen flickering


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#1 ooweirdoo

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

I got my laptop about a month ago and for that whole month i never experienced any problems with the screen but after i reinstalled windows i began to see that my screen kept flickering so i fiddled with the refresh rates and changed it from 60 hertz to 40 hertz and it seemed to fix the problem but i want to use 60 hertz because my games all get 40 fps from changing it

when i plug in my laptop to a charger the flickering stops...

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:25 PM

After you reinstalled Windows (by the way, why did you need to do that?) did you reinstall all drivers, starting with the chipset driver? Any errors in device manager?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

i used Driver Genius to reinstall all the drivers and i guess it started flickering....

i reinstalled windows because of all the bloatware such as mcafee ( couldnt remove from install/uninstall)

i dont see any different icons on device manager

i searched on google and found some posts about this too so im gonna try to let all the power drain and see what happens...

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:39 PM

NEVER use 3rd party driver utilities. Drivers for laptops should always - and ONLY - be downloaded from the laptop manufacturer's website.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

ill keep that in mind next time but how should i find all the drivers i need then? like when i reinstalled windows i didnt have the driver for wireless

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:45 PM

All of the drivers should be available on the website of your laptop manufacturer.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:31 PM

totally forgot about that part hmm gonna reinstall windows in the next few days

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:05 PM

That's what I would do too.
Clean reinstall. And don't reinstall Driver Genius!

Post make/model of the system so that we can link you to the drivers you need.

As Allan says, you ALWAYS want to get your drivers directly from the system manufacturer.
Those are the only ones that are designed specifically for the system.
Don't trust anything else!
In the beginning there was the command line.




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