We have several users reporting an issue with Google Earth when running the application on our Acer Veriton L670 PC's. These PC's all have Q45/Q43 chipset display adaptors.
The issue is that the view pane of the Google Earth application flickers (or blinks) at irregular intervals, but especially when first opening the application.
I have tested the application on other models running other chipsets and the issue does not occur, it seems to be limited to this particular model / chipset and occurs in both OpenGL and DivX mode
The PC's are running Windows XP. The graphics driver versions are 188.8.131.5280 (however I have upgraded one PC to 184.108.40.20637 with no effect). Google Earth versions affected are 5.0.11337.1968 (beta) and 5.1.3534.0411.