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Fullscreen/Windowed Fullscreen Black screen flicker in multiple games. Not freezing, pure graphic glitch. Windowed mode sometimes fixes it. Solution?

Question asked by drakedragon on Dec 19, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 3, 2020 by jefftb

GPU: Radeon RX 580

VRAM: 8 GB

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600x Six-core Processor

RAM: 8 GB

Windows 10 HOME

Single monitor desktop setup, HDMI port monitor

Monitor: Acer Gaming Monitor 27” Curved ED273

 

So at first it started with only Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm, with a brief instance in Skyrim. But now it's happening in all of my games whenever I try to play Full-Screen or Windowed Fullscreen. The games aren't freezing - I can still hear the game audio and my control inputs still go through during the black screen flicker. The flicker lasts around 1-2 seconds. Frequency is erratic - sometimes I'll go over an hour without seeing one, and others I'll see 2-3, sometimes even 5 fairly close together. I'm not seeing a commonality between when they happen.

 

Is there some kind of conflict going on between Windows 10 and the Radeon software? If so, how would I tell and fix it?

 

Things I've tried:

- Restarting PC

- Clean re-install of all AMD-related graphics drivers

- Tinkering with a few different settings: Disabling/Enabling Free-Sync, Enhanced Sync and other refresh/resolution related options.

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