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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Click the "Start" button and select the option for "Control Panel."
Click the option for "Appearance and Personalization." Click the option for "Personalization" and then "Display Settings."
Click the option for "Advanced Settings."
Go to the "Monitor" tab and choose a higher refresh rate for your monitor. Click the "Apply" button to save the change.
Adjust Screen Configuration
Go the manufacturer's website for your graphics card.
Find and click the link for "Software" or "Driver Updates." Locate the download file for your graphics card. Save the file to your desktop.
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.
Update Graphics Driver
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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