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#1 JAFA5586

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:28 AM

Hi

 

I posted a topic in the malware forum a while ago (I didn't have malware - I was getting a Server busy error that I believe was related to my GPU driver). I sent my laptop back to the manufacturer (Gigabyte) to get repaired. Near as I can tell, all they did was factory reset it. 

 

I'm now no longer getting Server Busy errors (Thank goodness).

 

What I'm getting is screen flicker - where i'll get noise flash across my screen and then have the display go black. 

 

I've searched the web and not come up with a great fix. 

 

I've done a clean install of my latest GPU drivers. My BIOS is up to date. I've manually set my GPU as preferred device to render my applications. None of it deals with the screen flicker. 

 

I've got no problems running the applications. But the screen flicker... sheez. The applications aren't taxing. I'm running the Banner Saga, which has really low requirements. 

 

I've contacted Gigabyte about this and the silence is deafening. 

 

GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 675M

CPU: Intel i7-4700 HQ 2.40 GHz

RAM: 16 GB DDR 3

 

GPU Driver: 347.25

OS: Windows 8.1

 

 



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

[guess]

Is a bad connection a possibility? Is there anything you do during the game which has he black screens that yo don't do with the other games where the problem does not occur?

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:18 AM

Negative. 

 

I'm not doing anything special to cause this. 



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:22 AM

Just a thought that something might be loose or that the task was an overload[doubt it]

How are the temperatures running?

[display is getting higher on my list as the problem]

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:22 PM

I'm sorry, but if you sent it back to the OEM and it came back with a new issue. wouldn't it be their fault?


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:20 AM

Yep. It would appear so. I'll have to call them again. 

 

Temperatures are fine. 



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

We'll wait for the response from Gigabyte


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