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Computer screen flickering

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by patobaz, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. patobaz

    patobaz Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2019
    Hello, I am sorry if I can't get what I'm seeing through with text, but bear with me please. My problem is that my computer screen has constant diagonal lines running through the whole screen, and I'm afraid of the effects it might have on my eyesight, as I see the same flickering when I close my eyes or look at the sky for example. My drivers are all updated, I tested for loose cables but couldn't find any, and even replaced the cable connecting my monitor to the graphics card. Any ideas? I can't afford to get a new graphics card or monitor.

    I know it's barely any info, but thanks for your time.


    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 12162 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

    Hard Drives: C: 96 GB (48 GB Free); D: 833 GB (204 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H97-HD3
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
  2. lochlomonder


    Jul 24, 2015
    Would it be possible to borrow a monitor from a friend/colleague, so you can connect it to your PC and see if the diagonal lines still show? If they do, it's a PC issue. If not, the issue lies with the monitor.
  3. patobaz

    patobaz Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2019
    Thanks for the idea, I will have my brother bring his monitor over, but that will be on the weekend earliest
    lochlomonder likes this.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    That was going to be my suggestion when I read your comments earlier - try a different monitor.
    According to your TSGSIU log, your computer appears to have a 1 TB(931 GB) hard drive which has been divided into a small C: partition and a large D: partition.
    If that's true, you may eventually find the C: partition running out of free space and causing issues.
    Before that happens, you should go into Disk Management and reduce the capacity of the D: partition and increase the capacity of the C: partition.

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