Monitor flickering???

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  1. HopelesslyFaithful

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    Well this is odd...i just notice my U2412m flickering.....i assume that is a bad thing right? I don't think my eyes are playing ticks on me either. Also I have it in my UPS now and its running at the rated ~125V...i thought everything is 120v but according to papers it says input is 125V and output is 125V....seems odd to me. My power from the wall is that according to it.
     
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    Are you hooked up via VGA or a digital format like HDMI or DP?
     
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    Also in device manager does is show up as Dell .. or Generic PnP ? IF it is Generic PnP you may need a driver. Also what refresh rate are you set to?
     
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    ...you don't need a driver for a monitor. Never needed one on any Dell monitor I've owned. Try plugging the monitor into the wall if you haven't taken it off the UPS already.
     
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    I'll try switching it off the UPS also it comes and goes the flicker...last night it was horrible and now it doesn't exist or very slight. Also I do have it VGA

    EDIT: also it says Dell U2412m in monitors
     
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    Is it possible that it's a VGA ground loop? Does the flickering go away if your laptop isn't plugged into the AC adaptor and running on battery? Is there any way that you could use a digital video cable instead?
     
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    i only have hdmi on my laptop and the u2412m has DVI and DP or i need to buy an adapter to use those but i have been to cheap. I hope its not a VGA issue because I will want to add another one down the road. Also its not flickering this second(or so little i question if my eyes are making things up) so i am going to wait when it starts to flicker to switch power sources. Also its not a universal flicker it moves and flickers in horizontal lines if i remember correctly. It is not like the whole screen flickers
     
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    on my new vostro v131, my monitor also behave oddly when on battery(flicker but not sure if it is the same as yours) after i install the newest driver from Intel. It stops once i revert it.

    not sure if it is the same issue but worth a try.
     
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    chimpanzee, that sounds like it could be that annoying Intel "Display Power Saving Technology" setting where it tries to do this dynamic contrast kind of thing.
     
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    yup, seems to be the case but i don't care too much when i found a easy solution :)

    in fact, this Intel GPU has this kind of annoying things here and there. every time i reboot windows, i would see the login screen first then a quick flick(i am using SSD so it boots very fast). never saw it on my other setups.
     
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