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Screen flicker with Intel drivers (Surface Laptop)

tjsurface
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This same thing happened with my other Surface 3 laptop and now it's happening with the exchanged unit. Leading me to believe it is not a hardware issue. or maybe it is?

The screen will have a slight flicker UNLESS the cursor is moving. This does not happen in BIOS and it does not happen with the stock Windows driver. I have tried 3 different web browsers and even did a factory reset. Everything is fully up to date. I've also tried disabling certain power saving features with the Intel Graphics Control Panel.

Example: https://streamable.com/wp9nsz

This is the original graphics driver: https://ibb.co/ZH1LK32

These are the updated drivers I've tried: https://ibb.co/6wMydQm

Hopefully, someone can help me because it's driving me crazy.

Thank you!

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David_G_Intel
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Hello tjsurface


Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities. 

We didn't get any information from the last two links provided, please list the driver versions tested and share with us the Intel® System Support Utility (Intel® SSU) results:

Can you confirm if this happens with a second screen too?

 

Regards, 

David G 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


tjsurface
Beginner
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I have attached my results. I have tried the last 10 newest Intel graphics drivers listed on your driver site. The flickering does not occur on a second screen. There is no flickering when the cursor is moving and there is no flickering in the UEFI settings. 

Thank you.

David_G_Intel
Moderator
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Thanks for the information provided. In this case, due to the model of your computer, we recommend that you use the drivers provided by Windows update or those on the manufacturer's website. Surface laptops are known to use highly custom drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer, in a bundle most of the time. The drivers on the Intel website do not include these customizations and that might be the cause of your problem, we recommend contacting Microsoft for the correct drivers.


Regards, 

David G 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


tjsurface
Beginner
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David_G_Intel
Moderator
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Hello tjsurface


Did you test the drivers?

Let us know if you still need assistance.  


Best regards,  

David G.  

Intel Customer Support Technician 


David_G_Intel
Moderator
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We have not heard back from you, so we will close this thread. Please remember to contact the manufacturer if you experience any issues with their drivers.  


Best regards,  

David G. 

Intel Customer Support Technician  


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