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      • 120. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
        petegreg

        Hi

        I experiencing this with a new ASUS UX31A (i7 3517 U) with 8GB of RAM. I've run the CPU test you suggested and it all passed.

         

        I can't find any details of the MRC version for the current 216 ASUS BIOS.Is there a way of finding out what MRC version is in the BIOS?

         

        Many thanks

        • 121. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
          ericgl

          I solved the washed-out problem of the HDMI-connected monitor by going into Intel Graphics settings -> Display -> select the monitor attached via HDMI -> Advanced. Select the option YCbCr in the color section. Then click Apply.

           

          You then might need to set your monitor (the monitor's own settings) to Black Level "High" instead of "Low".

          • 122. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
            ericgl

            Robert,

            I'm having the same flickering issue, but for a different reason.

            Here's my setup:

            Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H rev1.0, BIOS F16c mod3 includes the latest and greatest Intel stuff

            Intel MEI FW v8.1.40.1416 + MEI driver v9.5.3.1520

            2x 4GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 @ 1629MHz, 9-9-9-24-1T, 1.65V, Dual ch mode [previous]

            2x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3 @ 2240MHz, 11-12-12-24-1T, 1.6V, Dual ch mode [current]

            Core i5-3570K @ 4.17GHz (1C & 2C), 4.07GHz (3C & 4C), BCLK 101.9MHz

            Stock Intel CPU fan + one front chassis fan

            HD4000 GPU running at 1.35GHz (default is 1.15GHz).

            Win7 Pro SP1 x64 eng running on Intel 520 120GB SSD

            WD 500GB 7.2K HDD SATA3 - mainly used for video storage

            2x LG IPS236 23" LCD monitors, one via DVI, the other via HDMI, both running at 1920x1080.

            Intel HD 4000 driver: v9.18.10.3186

             

            The F16c BIOS consists of the following components:

            Intel Legacy RAID for SATA - v12.7.0.1936

            Intel UEFI RAID SataDriver - v12.7.0.1936

            ME Firmware 8.1.30.1350

            Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.6.6 (05/16/12)

            Intel PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS 2158 PC 14.34 (11/23/2012)

            Intel Boot Agent GE v1.5.35 PXE 2.1 Build 092 (WfM 2.0)

            Marvell 88SE91xx Adapter - ROM Version 1.0.1.0025

            Ivy E1(06A9) CPU-MicroCode Rev.17

             

            NOTE: I live in Israel, a 50Hz country (if it makes any difference).

             

            Just to give you some understanding, I consider myself a computer expert, and worked as a laptop, desktop and server technician for many years.

             

            Now to the flickering issue:

            I'm experiencing flickers that occur for a fraction of a second, at a frequency of about once every 30 sec or so (it seems random, actually), mainly when watching video footage, but not only. A flicker might appear on one monitor and then on the other...nothing that seems systematic, anyway. Everything continues to work as normal, except for these split-second flickers/glitches.

             

            I have been watching HD, Full-HD and 4K footage (in various frame-rates) on both my monitors simultaneously for the past year without any issue what-so-ever. The HD4000 graphics has been rock-solid and I always update to the latest driver and/or BIOS firmware. As you can see from my PC specs, I'm over-clocking the CPU, GPU and RAM to eke-out as much performance as possible from this system.

            Temps were monitored through HWinfo, GPU-Z and other apps - all temps are in check and well under the limit (up to 75° Celsius in most cases).

             

            A couple days ago, I've upgraded the RAM from 2x4GB Kingston Blu 1600MHz to 2x 8GB Kingston Beast 2133MHz kit, which not only doubles the amount of RAM, it also runs faster. This was mainly to help the HD4000 GPU achieve better video memory performance, especially when playing-back multiple high resolution videos at the same time.

             

            I've allocated 1024MB in BIOS to the Intel HD4000 GPU - again, to help it as much as possible to achieve high performance.

            Windows 7 Pro x64 is updated regularly, and protected by a good Symantec AntiVirus.

             

            Basically, both monitors exhibit an annoying flicker which did not happen with the previous Kingston 8GB RAM kit. Of course, I still have this kit and can put it back in, but I really don't want to, as I can see a performance difference with the new 16GB kit.

             

            I have checked the Intel graphics settings, and made sure both monitors are set to 60Hz.

            Multi Display Mode is set to Extended.

             

            I have checked the DVI and HDMI cables, and even replaced them with new ones - but the flickering still persists.

            I also tried replacing the HDMI with a VGA cable, just to see if a different video input has any influence on this issue. No luck.

             

            I've toyed with BIOS settings, and brought the RAM into spec clocks - to no avail.

             

            I'm pretty sure this flickering issue is caused by either the graphics driver or graphics firmware in BIOS (SVGA BIOS). Probably an incompatibility with the higher RAM clock, or something of the sort. Other than the occasional flicker here and there, especially noticeable when playing videos, everything looks good.

             

            I'm pretty sure the 16GB Kingston RAM kit is working properly. I Intend to run a full memtest on it when I have time, and even-though the flickering issue started after this RAM upgrade, I don't think the RAM is the culprit here.

             

            I haven't tried adding a PCIe graphics card, as the HD4000 is performing admirably. I do have a brand-new GeForce card lying around, but I don't really need it.

             

            I'm even experiencing flicker right now as I'm writing this (on Google Chrome)!!

            Please note that:

            1. I don't want to go single channel with just one RAM stick.

            2. I really need 2 monitors, and don't wanna use only one.

            3. I'm pretty sure the BIOS I'm using has the latest MRC on it, but I haven't checked (how do you check, with MMTool)?

             

            Please help resolve this issue.

             

            Update (2013-07-11):

            Checked with DPC Latency Checker v1.3 - everything seems OK (green bars only).

            Here's a screenshot while I was testing 4 simultaneous video streams and ran the command DIR /S on the C drive in CMD.

            Everything working fine, except for those damn flickers/glitches every few seconds.

             

            Also checked the 16GB RAM kit with Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics tool - everything fine.

            Also checked with Dell MpMemory test v0495 - passed all tests without issue (Here's a screenshot).

            This confirms that the RAM itself is good. Must be something with Intel graphics component in the BIOS, or the graphics driver.

             

            Oh, I've just noticed that a new Ivy E1(06A9) CPU-MicroCode Rev.19 is out.

            What Does this µCU rev19 fix?

             

            Update (2013-07-14):

            Installed new BIOS with Intel Ivy microcode rev19.

            Also installed new graphics driver v9.18.10.3214.

            Didn't help. Flickers still appear during video playback.

            • 123. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
              ericgl

              I have an update regarding the flickering issues:

              No matter what I tried, I couldn't get rid of the flickers using the 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2133MHz kit.

              So I decided "what the heck", let's try adding the older 8GB RAM kit in the remaining 2 slots and see what happens.

              Since the 8GB RAM kit is rated at 1600MHz @ 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1.65V, that's what I set in BIOS (for the entire 24GB RAM).

               

              Then I booted into Windows 7 x64, and played a few videos....

              To my surprise, there are no more flickers!

              So, even though I'm running at lower speed RAM right now (1600MHz), it's very stable and I have 24GB total.

              CPU & iGPU are still over-clocked.

              This is probably the best solution I can think of.

               

              Intel (and Gigabyte) should still be looking at the issue, and offer a fix for the "beast".

              I'll be on the look-out...

              • 124. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                isidroco

                Apparently you passed from dual channel video memory to single channel, I have same issues of flickering in video, with any of the (2) 2gb sticks alone it works, when I use both together (dual channel) it starts flickering.

                Motherboard ASROCK H61-U3S3, with most recent BIOS v2.4 (2013/4/10), winXP 32bits, latest v6.14.10.5437 video driver.

                • 125. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                  isidroco

                  Apparently you passed from dual channel video memory to single channel, I have same issues of flickering in video, with any of the (2) 2gb sticks alone it works, when I use both together (dual channel) it starts flickering.

                  Motherboard ASROCK H61-U3S3, with most recent BIOS v2.4 (2013/4/10), winXP 32bits, latest v6.14.10.5437 video driver.

                  • 126. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                    isidroco

                    Apparently you passed from dual channel video memory to single channel, I have same issues of flickering in video, with any of the (2) 2gb sticks alone it works, when I use both together (dual channel) it starts flickering.

                    Motherboard Asrock H61-U3S3, with most recent BIOS v2.4 (2013/4/10), winXP 32bits, latest 5437 video driver.

                    • 127. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                      ericgl

                      isidroco,

                       

                      No, I'm running in Dual channel mode.

                      Here are screenshots:

                      CPU-Z, RAM photo

                      • 128. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                        wonski333

                        Dears,

                        I have same annoying flickering problem on my Dell Inspiron 17R SE laptop with HD4000 graphics. See first 15 seconds of this video:

                         

                         

                        I have latest Dell Bios: A15, 2013-05-17

                        Upgraded new HD 4000 drivers from here: http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-21192 Didn't help.

                        Also trying this: http://denis.doublebuffer.net/lablog/2012/11/19/fixing-the-screen-flickering-on-a-dell-inspiron-n5720-and-maybe-many-others/

                         

                        Any ideas how to get rid of this flickering problem?

                         

                        Below my additional System Information:

                         

                        ------------------

                        System Information

                        ------------------

                        Time of this report: 8/23/2013, 23:12:42

                               Machine name: MARIUSZA-DELL

                           Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130708-1532)

                                   Language: Polish (Regional Setting: Polish)

                        System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.        

                               System Model: Dell System Inspiron 7720

                                       BIOS: Default System BIOS

                                  Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.3GHz

                                     Memory: 16384MB RAM

                        Available OS Memory: 16244MB RAM

                                  Page File: 3233MB used, 29251MB available

                                Windows Dir: C:\Windows

                            DirectX Version: DirectX 11

                        DX Setup Parameters: Not found

                           User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

                        System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)

                            DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

                             DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

                         

                        ---------------

                        Display Devices

                        ---------------

                                  Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

                               Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

                                  Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

                                   DAC type: Internal

                                 Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05781028&REV_09

                             Display Memory: 1696 MB

                           Dedicated Memory: 64 MB

                              Shared Memory: 1632 MB

                               Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

                               Monitor Name: Rodzajowy monitor PnP

                              Monitor Model: unknown

                                 Monitor Id: LGD02DA

                                Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.019Hz)

                                Output Type: Internal

                                Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32

                        Driver File Version: 9.17.0010.2867 (English)

                             Driver Version: 9.17.10.2867

                                DDI Version: 11

                               Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

                          Driver Attributes: Final Retail

                           Driver Date/Size: 10/26/2012 06:09:06, 12604416 bytes

                                WHQL Logo'd: Yes

                            WHQL Date Stamp:

                          Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-4226-11CF-AB78-7225B7C2C435}

                                  Vendor ID: 0x8086

                                  Device ID: 0x0166

                                  SubSys ID: 0x05781028

                                Revision ID: 0x0009

                        Driver Strong Name: oem68.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTamd64:iIVBM0:9.17.10.2867:pci\ven_8086&dev_0166&subsys_05781028

                             Rank Of Driver: 00E00001

                                Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeWMV9_C ModeVC1_C

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                               D3D9 Overlay: Supported

                                    DXVA-HD: Supported

                               DDraw Status: Enabled

                                 D3D Status: Enabled

                                 AGP Status: Enabled

                        • 129. Re: Intel HD 4000 Graphics (i7-3770K) occasional flicker
                          _Cor_

                          In case anyone is passing through from Google (like I did) with this issue on a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (or UD3H), a BIOS update will fix it. You need to use the latest (for me, F16g Beta BIOS). My screen was flickering a few times a minutes, every couple of seconds under load. It was driving me crazy. After the BIOS update, no flicker.

                           

                          ;o) Cor

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