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Screen flickering after driver install for Intel HD graphics family with ssd

Hi guys, I have a Lenovo G50-70 model 20351 with windows 7 64 and I just installed a ssd as a secondary drive (with a caddy) and my screen started flickering/glitching.

I took out my original hdd (1Tb) and installed windows 7 on the ssd (Patriot Burst 120Gb) as a single drive. Everything ok, until I installed the video driver, then flickering started again.

I changed to windows 10/64, same thing. Flickering starts with the installment of the diver. It doesn't matter if it's older or newer driver.

It doesn't flicker with the windows generic driver, but then I can't adjust the brightness, put the computer into sleep mode or get the best performance.

Any advice?

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I just discovered that the flickering is less frequent if I plug in the charger.


SSD is mounted as primary and the hdd is in the caddy. Flickering is with or without second hdd the same.

So no power consumption issues??!!

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Hello Duscuvak



Thank you for joining the community.



You can try to update the driver to the graphics version .4889. bear in mind that this version of drivers is generic to the Intel® HD graphics 4400 controller



Please follow these steps in order to update the graphics driver:
  1. Download the graphics driver ZIP file:
  2. Unzip the file to a designated location or folder.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Right-click Computer and select Manage. When prompted for permission from User Account Control, click Yes.
  5. Select Device Manager from the navigation tab on the left.
  6. Double-click Display Adapters.
  7. Right-click the Intel® Graphics Controller and click Update Driver Software.
  8. Click "Browse my computer for driver software".
  9. Click "Browse" and select the directory where the driver files are located.
  10. Click Next. Drivers install.
  11. Reboot computer.
  12. And let me know if you have any issues with the installation.


We recommend using the drivers from the manufacturer of your system in this case Lenovo. This following link can help you to find the drivers:



You can also verify if the BIOS on your system is up to date if you need assistance to up update de BIOS we recommend to contact the manufacturer for assistance in the process.



Hope this helps.





Leonardo C.


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Thanks for the reply. It was a hardware problem with the contacts between the display cable and the motherboard. Fixed now.

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