8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2015 6:19 AM by Kaihro

    HD Graphics 4600 screen flickering error




      since the old thread disappeared rather quickly, I will open a new one here.


      I have horizontal lines occasionally popping up as soon as something is moving on screen.

      It's not really a flickering, they just appear for 1 or 2 seconds and then disappear.


      I am not able to make an actual screenshot of it, because it seems the error does only show on screen.

      I manipulated a screenshot to show how it looks like:





      This can happen inside a video window, but it doesn't happen when it is playing, but when it is paused and the overlay of the player pops up,

      then a black or sometimes white line (1 or 2 pixels wide) pops up, as long as the overlay is shown.


      This happens in many different applications, Photoshop, Firefox, VLC Player, ACDSee or the Windows Explorer.

      Sometimes its only on a picture on a website or a drop-down menu in some program.


      Only games seem to be immune to this, I tried a few which did not show any error.


      The thing is, I had this on 2 quite different notebooks.

      On an MSI-CR61 with a Pentium 3550M + HD Graphics, and now on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540 with a Core i5 + HD Graphics 4600.

      Both running on a fully patched Windows 7 x64 SP1 + latest drivers.


      I tried out a Linux Boot CD on both systems, on both machines the error is not present under Linux.

      Only under Windows 7 x64 SP1. Which makes me think that it's not a faulty screen


      I connected the notebook to an external monitor via HDMI, and I am not able to reproduce the error on that.


      On the MSI-Notebook I tried the following versions of the Intel Driver: v. and v.

      and the one before that, but I can't find out the exact version now.


      On the Lenovo Thinkpad I only tried the latest v.


      Any ideas?