My laptop’s screen flickers on and off when I play games but not when I use an external screen.
I have this problem for a long time. My laptop screen keeps flickering mostly on games but sometimes also with Maya and Chrome. When playing Youtube it will lag a bit and my screen then flickers and says “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”.
When I use an HDMI screeen there is no flicker on the external screen but my laptop’s screen continues to flicker and when I Alt Tab and pause the game, flickering stops. When I go back to the game and unpause it, it starts to flicker again. I know its not from GPU because some demanding games like Metro 2033 and even bechmarks like 3dmark 11 and Furmark will not caused it to flicker, but then again, in other games like Payday 2, Paranautical Activity and other simple games it flickers a lot! Ocassionally there is a day that my laptop works normally but that is rare. I also notice lag and slow execution of programs sometimes. Is it RAM, HDD, power supply or what? :(
Intel Core i7-720QM