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Hi all.

Just got a new screen, When I enable G-sync the screen flickers( probably not the best word) really bad, like unplayable bad.

I have tried wiping my drivers then reinstalling, culling programs that don't play nice with g-sync,
Even tried another PC, the issue still persists.

I have been right through the OSD settings for the monitor and have found nothing that helps the issue.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Edited by cainy1991 - 11/9/17 at 6:38pm
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Sounds like RMA time.
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That was my initial thought ... until I googled around.

Apparently its super common with G-sync screens.


Which leads me to believe the retailer may not let me return the item.
So I was hoping for some magical fix lol


Thanks again for the input pook
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post #4 of 12
If it just flickers once when you enable it, that's normal. If it keeps flickering non-stop, return it. Every time you enter in or out of a fullscreen app, G-Sync will cause a quick flicker. Even on desktop things like full-screening YouTube it will flicker if you have G-Sync windowed mode enabled.
    
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It is most certainly ongoing... Though not constant.
But 110% not limited to switching into g-sync.

I have contacted the retailer, Who have told me to contact the manufacturer.. So wish me luck...

I have a feeling they aren't going to accept it :S
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post #6 of 12
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Little update...

Screen is back in it's box and I'm using my old one again for the time being.


I have contacted Lenovo 4 times now.
Not once have they gotten back to me in the time they said they would.. Or at all for that matter.

But the one time I called them they told me to return it to place of purchase, who are telling me to contact Lenovo for replacement.

So I'm going to have to rely on Australian consumer law to save my ass here it seems..
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post #7 of 12
well if it flickers in a game, use a frame rate limiter or 1-2 prerendered frames in vsync
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Originally Posted by Jared Pace View Post

well if it flickers in a game, use a frame rate limiter or 1-2 prerendered frames in vsync

Tried both of these options and it still flickers pretty much non stop.
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post #9 of 12
well what i do on a 96hz refresh is find a fps cap at like 37, 41, 44, 53 fps

or 75 or 91,92,93,94 fps

The flicker/strobe effect is different at various fps limits, and also with 1-2 prerender frames

Theres also about 10 undisclosed options in nvidia inspector for Gsync.
post #10 of 12
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I have tried probably 30+ different "fixes" from around the interwebs thus far including the ones you have mentioned.

Don't know if it is just the display/g-sync module that is defective or what but the screen is 100% unusable with g-sync enabled.

I have been able to reduce flickering in a couple of titles (like 2 out of 10 games I currently have installed) but when it is reduced I get ghosting that is beyond anything I have ever seen.
When stationary it's like having a second image overlaying the main one but offset to the side.. Then when I move the camera everything just goes crazy...and it looks like the image is bleeding down the panel..
But at least it's not flashing I guess.

If I can't get a return/replacement it will just sit in the box until the day I get over the fact I wasted $550 on it and recycle it, I thought about putting it on ebay.. but I just can't do that to some poor unsuspecting bugger.
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