How to fix flickering graphics errors in games

Written by cameron easey
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Errors with the graphics when playing games on your computer are typically caused by software issues or problems with settings. These can include an incorrect display configuration or a corrupt software driver for your graphics or video card. Fixing flickering that occurs on your monitor requires making a change to your system's display settings. You may also require an updated software driver for the video card installed on the computer.

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    Adjust Screen Configuration

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and select the option for "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Click the option for "Appearance and Personalization." Click the option for "Personalization" and then "Display Settings."

  3. 3

    Click the option for "Advanced Settings."

  4. 4

    Go to the "Monitor" tab and choose a higher refresh rate for your monitor. Click the "Apply" button to save the change.

    Update Graphics Driver

  1. 1

    Go the manufacturer's website for your graphics card.

  2. 2

    Find and click the link for "Software" or "Driver Updates." Locate the download file for your graphics card. Save the file to your desktop.

  3. 3

    Double-click the file and follow the prompts that are displayed to install the software. A reboot of your computer may be needed after the installation has finished.

Tips and warnings

  • To automatically update the graphics driver, click the "Adapter" button within the display settings, click the "Properties" button and then click the "Update Driver" button.
  • If you do not save your change to the refresh rate, it will revert back to the original setting.

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