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Signficant Graphical Glitches/Flickering in Some Games

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#1 Capricornicus


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

Hi! For over a month now I've been tackling this obnoxious issue with a PC I built where certain games and programs experience black bars/textures, flickering textures, and screen flashing. This only happens within the individual programs and doesn't affect my whole monitor. Over time I've encountered several fixes/figurative band-aids which include:

1. Disabling hardware acceleration (Chrome, Discord)
2. Launching a game separate from a third party app such as Steam (Overwatch, Kingsway)
3. Running games in an earlier version of DirectX (Hollow Knight, Just Cause 2 @ DX9)
4. capping framerate at a significantly low number (Hollow Knight @ 24fps)

#1 completely rid me of the problem, #2 at least had great improvements as well as #3, and #4 obviously isn't anywhere near a fix but the info is valuable.

Example 1: Just Cause 2 w/o force-d3d9, high settings 
Example 2: Chrome with black bars before disabling HW 
Example 3: white flash in Skyrim SE, high settings 

I've updated my drivers, changed resolution, tweaked refresh rate, flashed BIOS, you name it! Still don't have a blanket solution. I'm hoping some experts here might know what the problem is exactly and what the fix could actually be! 

My specs are:
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Home
Motherboard: MSI B350M PRO-VH PLUS 
CPU: AMD Ryzen-5 6-Core Processor 3.20Ghz
GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: T-Force Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4
Power: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5'' Full HD LED
Games affected by flickering/artifacts are Overwatch, Shadow Warrior (2013), Hollow Knight, Just Cause 2, Besiege, Talos Principle, Skyrim: SE

Games unaffected are Skyrim, Tembo the Badass Elephant, La-Mulana, The Witcher, Minecraft, Pillars of Eternity, Rivals of Aether, Team Fortress 2, Goldeneye: Source, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic


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