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Monitor blinks after playing certain game

Question asked by lazarj on Aug 20, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2016 by amdmatt

I got back from my vacation and I played different games (Overwatch, Firewatch, Gta V, CSGO) without any problems. So yesterday I wanted to play Rainbow Six Siege again. After a few hours my monitor started blinking on and off. I restarted my PC but it kept happening (not just in game, but everywhere else).

Today I played R6 again, and the same thing happened. After a few hours of playing, the monitor starts blinking. Restart the PC - still happens.

 

But if I leave the PC off for a bit, and then come back, it doesn't blink.

So from what I understand, If I leave the PC off, it goes away? Could it be that something is overheating and causing the problem? Or is my monitor dying? It's 6 years old.

I had MSI Afterburner running the entire time, and everything was fine according to stats.

 

This is so weird, I have no idea what's causing this to happen. It worked perfectly fine for 3 weeks until I first played R6. Is it a software or hardware problem? Is my GPU or monitor faulty?

 

PC Specs:

Intel i5-4460

MSI R9 390

HyperX 8Gb

 

Monitor: LG Flatron W2240s

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