Vista Beta 2 - Flickering

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I finally installed Vista B2 but damn does my monitor flicker like a bitch, I assume it's my drivers. Anyone else have any issues like this?

    I have AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core, 4200+, NVIDIA GeForce 6100.
     
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    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    No I didn't. I'm running XP and Vista on one PC, dual boot, will those drivers mess with my XP partition?
     
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    No more than throwing Vista on would :)
     
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    Drivers are independent to the OS, in the sense that drivers loaded within Vista would only apply when in Vista, and drivers loaded within XP would only load within XP, etc.
     
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    I'll give it a go then, thanks
     
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    Good luck :)
     
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    Good Luck getting those drivers installed. I have tried numerous times, following directions from different locations on the net. No good....
    My monitor also fickers (bottom right corner). The Nvidia drivers will not "automatically" load or load through the setup (32/64bit). I have even tried to manually copy and paste after expanding the Nvidia file and digging into the "driver(s)" folder. No Luck. I can use both monitors but cannot get the Nvidia drivers to load so I can independently control each monitor. The "personalize" is not cutting it.

    If anyone else knows a way, I'd be game to try.

    Alienware A51, 2GB OCZ, 3.0GHz Intel P4, Gforce 5600 Ultra/128MB, Dual Monitor, blah, blah, blah...
     
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    Jewelzz - this is basic but I'll ask anyway. Have you checked the refresh rate? Even with primitive drivers it should be an option under display- settings-advanced-monitor. 70Hz or higher is desirable.

    Sometimes they default to 60Hz when you do an install.
     
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    No I haven't LeeJend, I'll do that over the weekend. Have to work tomorrow and don't get much time to do anything those days. Thanks for the input :)
     
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    Not really my area of expertise, but doesn't turning the refresh rate too high damage the hardware?

    I know 70 isn't high, but the way you put it "70Hz or higher is desireable" could lead someone to believe using the highest their hardware can support is best.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing LeeJend when I started reading the thread. I ran into same problem a while back with refresh rate with Suse 10 getting the flickering. Lowered the refresh rate to 60 and no more problems.