Hello everyone, I really need someones help.
For the past 2 months I've been trying to upgrade my graphics card to a stable but more recent release. My current and factory graphics card release is 5/17/2014 version 10.18.10.3621. For some reason, it has flickering problems running Minecraft that makes the game totally unplayable. Apparently, I'm not the only one that experienced this problem. After doing a search, I found quite a lot of people with the same graphics card, Intel HD 4400, with the exact same problem. The only way to fix the flickering problem is to update to the most recent graphics card release. So I went to my manufacturers website (Hewlett Packard) and searched up my product name. Then I found the new graphics card update. I downloaded it, installed it, and tested it for stability. Surprisingly, it fixed the flickering screen when playing Minecraft but another problem arose. When I play the game, the screen will flicker (this is not the exact flicker from the previous driver) and show a black screen in less than a second, then goes back to normal. The best way to describe it is when you play a game in fullscreen, and then you ALT+TAB, that's kind of how it would look like. Also, this just doesn't happen in Minecraft, it also happens in other games I play like Counter Strike: Source, League of Legends, Elsword etc. The black screen flickering was really frustrating and can impact a game quite a lot, I had no choice but to upgrade to the generic driver here. The driver I downloaded here was version 126.96.36.19956, but that driver did not fix the black screen issue. I waited for a couple of weeks for Intel to release the new update. Now, the most recent and newly released driver is version 188.8.131.52.4170. That still did not fix the black screen issue.
I really don't know what to do anymore up to this point, I've updated my graphics card from my manufacturer and from here but the issue is still not fixed.
Someone please help me try to fix the issue I'm having.
Thank you in advance,
This is my system specs:
Product ID: HP15r110dx
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
GPU: Intel HD 4400 (labeled only in Device Manager as Intel HD Graphics Family, likely because it is an integrated graphics card)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U
RAM: 6 GB