Screen flicker bad for gpu or monitor?

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Application Development Forum' started by homefry, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. homefry

    homefry Active Member

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    GPU:
    Powercolor RX470
    So I have my card downclocked in 2d mode. When I watch videos on youtube, I get a flicker on the monitor when the video card clocks up the memory speed to the low-power 3d state.

    I know what is causing the flicker. I dont mind it.

    I just want to know if this is bad for the gpu or monitor?
     
  2. 01 Vlatce

    01 Vlatce Member Guru

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    GPU:
    Asus HD6770 DC
    which driver you have?
     
  3. homefry

    homefry Active Member

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    GPU:
    Powercolor RX470
    its 10.6

    drivers has nothing to do with screen flicker.
     
  4. mkchiu

    mkchiu Member

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    I suspect the GPU clock transitions result in video clock or data interruptions to the LCD system. Such conditions are likely to start the LCD system into standby, low power. Since that would be unnecessary cycling or partial cycling, wear on the LCD power inverter would increase.

    I don't know enough about the actual characteristics of the video signals or typical DVI receiver / inverter logic to guess on the degree or extend of wear when such GPU clock transitions occur.
     

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