Hello users of Bleeping Computer, this is the first time I've posted here about a hardware issue, though I think it might be more of a software issue, possibly drivers that I haven't found or some type of software I'm unaware of or some setting that is on that was on by default that shouldn't be... I honestly have no idea what I'm doing here.
First off if this in the wrong section, I apologize in advance and if you need to move it to the correct section then please do, sorry for the trouble if I messed up.
Alright, down to the issue I'm having. I bought a new laptop, and I knew I shouldn't expect much out of this for games, but this clearly is an issue and not a system limitation. When I open a game, almost any game... I think the only exception is OpenGL stuff? Don't take my word 100% on that, I've only noticed two games not blink and the rest of the games I've tried will always blink. Blink / Flicker.. not really sure what the correct term to use here.
The title/header of the window will blink about every 0.5 - 1 seconds, and very very briefly there will be a (Not Responding) message by the title that goes away instantly. I have found a sort of loop around where if I open a window that removes the focus from the game, then minimize the new window, I can then play the game normally without blinking. However, if I need the mouse for any reason the moment I click inside the game window again it will begin to blink/flicker again.
I don't know very much about computers, so I'm seeking help from people that do. I believe it's common practice to provide a DXDiag file when asking for help with stuff like this, so I attached the results of the scan to this post.
Here is the System Information portion of the file, the rest will be in the attached file.
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7366MB RAM
Page File: 6257MB used, 8533MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Things I've tried doing:
- Updating the drivers
I have no idea if they installed correctly or not, I didn't see any change at all.
Also: When I click the window it always blinks, every time I click.
Also2: Sometimes (not all the time) when I minimize a game window it's very difficult to bring it back up, almost a struggle.
If I need to provide any further information to diagnose the issue, please let me know. I'll be following this topic to receive updates ASAP.
Edited by Britain , 03 March 2014 - 03:57 AM.