Flicking screen no matter what I do

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Flyer63
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Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby Flyer63 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 pm

I have just bought a new PC System

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight core 3.7
16gb Ram
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Card
All Solid State HD

Now I get flashing screen (random)
Please This did not occur on my old system

I have a fresh install of Windows 10 Home Fresh Install of Prepar 3D V4.5

I have read many articles of others having this issue and tried everything every setting and I am now at my whits end
Can someone please give me away of fixing this wished I had stayed on my old system albiet a bit slower

Cliff cliffordtait@gmail.com

JorgenSA
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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby JorgenSA » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:02 pm

Google "Prepar3D advanced configuration" and follow the instructions as applicable.

If your CPU is running at 3.7 GHz, overclock it.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 graphics w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Thrustmaster HOTAS-X, Windows 10 Home

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Kayla Kinzel
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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby Kayla Kinzel » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:53 pm

Hello,

Are you able to right click on the Prepar3D.exe, select Properties, navigate to the Compatibility tab, and check the Disable fullscreen optimizations box?

Can you disable Game Mode in your Windows settings?

Regards,
Kayla
Prepar3D® Software Engineer

FCXEVV
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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby FCXEVV » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:47 am

Hi

After updating my nvidia drivers last week, I had display flashing to just black then back to normal and back to black every few seconds, I just rolled back the graphics card drivers and all was OK.

regards

Steve

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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby peterk41 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:56 pm

Installing new hardware today we had similar issue. P3D v4.5 running nice, but every 2-3 seconds a black flicker. We use nVidia 2018 with 3 beamers on each 1600x1200 resolution.

Limiting the frame rates down below 40 did the job to stop this, vSync ON or OFF the same.

Regards
Peter

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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby JorgenSA » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:15 pm

Peter, you got hold of the problem.

There is absolutely no reason to NOT limit the frame rate, the human eye cannot see more than 25-30 FPS anyway.

Limiting the frame rate gives the CPU and GPU the time necessary to build the frames properly, so you see no flickering of stuttering and therefore a more life-like scenario - which is what a simulation is about.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 graphics w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Thrustmaster HOTAS-X, Windows 10 Home

SWA555
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Re: Flicking screen no matter what I do

Postby SWA555 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Hi,

I once had this too.

Try in Graphics or Display Vsync on
Triple Bufferring on

This worked for , good luck,

Hugo


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