Screen flickers when running multiple apps

By dowanx
Mar 4, 2008
  1. my current system is:

    AMD dual core 6400+ Processor
    e-GeForce 8800 GT Video Card
    4 gigs of ram
    I have a MSI motherboard but I can't remember exactly what it is.

    I currently have 2 moniters hooked up to this computer and plan on running a total of 20 applicatons on it. It works fine when I am running the first 10 applications but as soon as I start putting up more applications on my 2nd moniter the screen starts to flicker. The flickering gets so bad that I can't see the mouse and phantom applications appear when they arn't really there. I have tried replacing ram/video card/processor out of a computer that I know works and I can't get anything to fix this problem. If anyone knows what I might try next please let me know.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try playing with the resolution settings of the 8800. Why in the World would any one want to run 20 or even 10 apps at one time?
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    You're maxing out the video ram (256Mb my guess). Turn your desktop resolution down. That many apps and you're filling your mobo ram too, the cpu is running at max and you have no more video ram available. Of course it's going to jug and flicker along.
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