Unicorns & Graphic Cards
What do Unicorns and Graphic Cards have in common?
I bought a new computer recently... well, a newly refurbished one. And when I turned it on, the screen flickered. This was sort of annoying, as the old computer died (or so I shall claim) due to a malfunctioning graphics card.
Anyhow, there is a maxim.
When you hear hooves, think horses... not unicorns.
Long story short, in response to the flicker (or whatever you want to call the above), lots of online help talked of reseating graphics cards and/or reinstalling drivers (both things I did not want to do). But the advice that worked, and which was buried deep down in the search stack, was to reduce the refresh rate (from 60hz down to 40hz) and the problem was solved (my vintage computer was simply not robust enough to handle the latest OS -- Win 10 -- running at full speed).
Horses, not Unicorns: the easy fix often works.
And for everything else, try turning your rig on and off a few times (works a good 90% of the time in my experience).
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