Screen Flickering While Playing Games In Windows 10 Fix

A few windows users face screen flickering issues while they are playing games. This means the display shows multiple small and blur images regularly which is very frustrating. This is mostly caused when there is no sync between the video being sent to the system and the refresh rate of the screen or sometimes the outdated driver would be the reason. In this article let us see the different methods of how to solve the screen flickering issue in Windows 10 system.


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Method 1: Update The Graphics Driver

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter

 

Device Management

 

Step 2: Device Manager window will be opened. Click on the arrow mark beside Display adapters to expand it

Step 3: Right click on the graphics adapter and click on Update driver

 

Update Driver

 

Step 4: Click on Browse my computer for drivers

 

Browse Drivers

 

Step 5: Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer 


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List Drivers

 

Step 6: Choose a suitable model from the Model section and click on next 

 

Graphics

 

Step 7: Wait for a few seconds to update the driver. When it is done restart the computer

Method 2: Use A Higher Refresh Rate

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Ease of Access

 

Ease Access

 

Step 2: By default display window will open, click on Additional display settings which is at the right side. In some versions it is at the end.

 

Additional Display Settings

 

Step 3: In the scale and layout option make sure the resolutions are as per recommended. If not, click on the dropdown below scale and layout option and select recommended resolution.

 

Scale Layout

 

Step 4: Scroll down and click on Advanced display settings

 

Advanced Display Settings

 

Step 5: In the opened window select Display adapter properties for Display 1

 

Display Properties

 

Step 6: In the properties window, choose Monitor tab

Step 7: Click on the screen refresh rate dropdown and select the highest refresh rate

 

Refresh Rate

 

Step 8: To save the changes, click on Apply and OK

Step 9: Restart the system and check if the issue is solved

Method 3: Roll back The Graphics Driver

Suppose you are facing this issue after the windows update, then try to roll back to the previous version of the driver and check if the issue is resolved

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter

 

Device Management

 

Step 2: Device Manager window will be opened. Click on the arrow mark beside Display adapters to expand it

Step 3: Right click on the graphics adapter and click on Properties

 

Properties

 

Step 4: Go to the driver tab and click on Roll back driver

 


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Roll Back

 

Step 5: Click on OK and restart your system.

Note: If the Roll Back Driver button is not enabled, that means you do not have any newer driver installed. In this case, you cannot roll back the driver to an older version. So try other methods.

Method 4: Check Your HDMI Cable

Check if your cable is connected firmly and also ensure it is not damaged. Sometimes faulty cables causes the screen to blink. High quality cables will ensure there is no interruption in gaming due to the cable. If you find the cable faulty replace it with a new one.

Method 5: Disable Full Screen Optimization

 

Step 1: Right click on the shortcut of the game icon and click on Properties

 

Properties

 

Step 2: Click on the Compatibility tab and tick the checkbox beside Disable fullscreen optimizations

Step 3: To save the changes click on Apply and then click on OK

 

Compatibility

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and let us know which of the above methods worked for you. Thank you!!

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