Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Monitor flashes rapidly

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3

    Exclamation Monitor flashes rapidly

    I got a new video card from my in-laws over x-mas and it fried yesterday and reverted back to my old GeForce 8100. Everything started to work but in max resolution 1280X1024 (recommended) my screen flashes extremely fast when I swap screens, minimize, load a web page. Pretty much any command that changes the images on the screen.

    I updated my driver for my old card, I checked the cables, I have restarted several times. I removed the broken newer card out of my computer. I even put a new monitor on and it was still happening. If I lower my resolution one tier, then the flashing/flickering stops, but any games or programs get an FPS of 2-4 which never happened on this card before ever.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3

    Re: Monitor flashes rapidly

    Can someone please help

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    976

    Re: Monitor flashes rapidly

    Check the power settings, IE; auto timed system standby settings, monitor turn off, hard drive turn off in your video card power option properties Doubtfull that any video card will hurt any decent monitor unless your Hz settings are set too way too high for an older monitor, just don't go past 85 and it should be OK. That said if your Hz is too high you will simply get a total display mess, and no blinking of the monitor LED showing it's a power setting issue, a 440 card will be hard pressed to go past 90 Hz. By the way, what is your computer specification and your model of the monitor?
    Searching the forums can help you to find your answers more quickly

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3

    Re: Monitor flashes rapidly

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3 ghz
    Samsung SDM-s71
    Geforce 8100 video card.

    The only refresh rate it lets me place it at is 60. When I go to the display settings it states the correct monitor under number1. However when I go into the advanced settings and click the monitor tab, it has a generic PnP monitor in there. I tried to install the .inf file for this monitor but windows 7 wont recognize it and leaves it as a generic PnP monitor.

    Ideas?

Similar Threads

  1. How to rapidly reload all tabs in Firefox 12
    By Dogs-Day-Out in forum Technology & Internet
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-04-2012, 03:23 PM
  2. Monitor LED blinking rapidly when coming out of sleep mode
    By fANIBHUSAN in forum Hardware Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-04-2011, 08:09 PM
  3. HP 2509m monitor display flashes on and off using HDMI cable
    By Agneya in forum Monitor & Video Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25-04-2010, 03:10 AM
  4. Monitor flashes then goes blank
    By DEADGIRL in forum Monitor & Video Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-05-2009, 10:25 AM
  5. Occasionally monitor "flashes"
    By Michael25 in forum Monitor & Video Cards
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-08-2008, 01:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •