One half of screen is out of sync

  1. I have a HP DV6-6128ca. I just recently discovered an issue I have never noticed before, the two halves of my screen are not in sync. I notice it the most when I am watching a video, and the camera pans or has a lot of movement, straight down the center of my screen (doesn't matter where the video is) you can see the two halves out of sync, it looks like when you're playing games and do not have vertical sync on. I have tried to uninstall Spyder, MacType, and all of my video card drivers, I am just at a loss now. I have the AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series
    and AMD Radeon HD 6520G
    drivers installed.
  2. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can anyone help me out at all? In any way?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    I asked the mods to move your thread to the Audio/Video forum. Perhaps somewhere in this forum can help.

    Here's a "bump" for your thread. Good luck!
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    From what I've been able to find it is a problem when the computer powers off the display while idling. It's said that changing when the display turns off in power options fixes the problem. It's also said that uninstalling the drivers and installing the updated ones from HP's website fixes the problem

    Source
  5. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I'll shall try this, thanks for the response. I'll post back if the problem still persists.
  6. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Problem still persists. I wouldn't call it a "flicker" though, it's more or less the top right corner of my screen, give or take 700x580 pixels big that's out of sync.
  7. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    Only thing I can think of is did you do a clean install of the drivers? I'll look around on the net some more see if I can find something for you, check back tomorrow.
  8. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    Can you connect it to an external display and duplicate the problem?
  9. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have installed three different drivers after completely uninstalling them. One's from the HP website, from Windows Update, as well as AMD official ones. I can connect perfectly to an external display, no problem there. I haven't noticed the box on it, even when I use it as a primary monitor, although I will take a closer look when I get home in an hour or so.

    Yeah, no problem with external.
  10. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Scratch that, the exact same size area in the 'upper right hand corner is out of sync, but I half to be using it as my main display.
  11. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Update: When playing a game in full screen, the box I was talking about is not only out of sync, but also flashes black.
     
  12. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    Is Vsync on in games? It wont fix the box from being out of sync but it should fix the black flicker. I'd like you to try one more thing. If you have an HDMI cable and an HDMI compatible display plug it in. I'm afraid it may need to be serviced by HP. I would say it has a damaged GPU but I've never experienced a problem such as this. My hope with the HDMI cable is that since it is a digital signal instead of analog that the problem will either manifest it self differently or go away. This is under the assumption that your laptop's display runs over VGA. This does not sound like a problem physically wrong with the GPU but more of a software problem. Something else just occurred to me, what is the refresh rate set at?
  13. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well I was playing SCP, so there are no advanced settings. I will check with other games momentarily.
    I am on a laptop, so hooking up my monitor doesn't exactly work...
    It says it's at 60hz, and no other options are available.
    I don't think the problem would be with a faulty card, because it doesn't crash or anything, just out of sync with the rest.
  14. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    Seeing as how I have not been able to provide you with any help my final recommendation is to use an older driver or reinstall windows. In all the googling I've done it was fixed by either a driver update or a change in power settings.
  15. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Doesn't do it in Amnesia, Minecraft, or Just Cause 2, vertical sync on and off.
    What were the changes made to the power settings?
  16. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +88

    It's from a link I posted above, but I'll post it again

    SOURCE
  17. Austin Morrison

    Austin Morrison Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Okay, I'll keep trying different things, I appreciate the help!


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