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Screen flicker every 30 seconds

Question asked by enjiel on Apr 12, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2017 by goodplay

So, this has been going on for over 6 months and I'm getting ready to toss this out of the window.  This is, generally, a benign issue, but can cause grief when I'm working on something tedious and every 30 seconds the computer freezes for 2 seconds, the screen flickers and all pages and file explorer refreshes.  So, for instance, if I'm digging through thousands of server files or event logs ect., every 30 seconds I'm back at the top of file list and have to find my place again.  I'm putting this in general discussion because I'm not positive where the problem actually lies, but since the symptom appears similar to when the graphics driver crashes and reloads, I think it may be an issue with the card or with the driver.


I'm running an AMD Radeon R9 M390X

BIOS: PCI Express 3.0 x8 / Version: (2014/09/02)

Memory: 4096MB GDDR5 @1250 MHz

Driver 17.4.2 (I have been keeping it up to date, hoping that one day an update will stop this madness)

Crimson ReLive

Display Mode 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)



Windows 10 (64 bit)

Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz



I'm running this along side an Intel HD Graphics 4600 (not my preference, but it's what we have, apparently)


The only event that I can see in the logs that seems to reoccur is: (An information event)

0000000001: 2017-04-12 10:11:33:747    Exception: No value exists with that name.

Exception  Called by: ATI.ACE.CLI.Implementation.CLI::StartSplash                                                      processID:09812 threadID:(1               ) domainName:(CLI.exe                    ) assemblyName:(CLI.Implementation, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e)


But this event doesn't occur nearly as often as the issue comes up, so I doubt it's related.


If anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks!