Thank you for contacting the Intel Communities.
I would like to check the following components that could be in the background of the issue.
-Test the system with different cables.
-Test your computer with different monitor/TV.
-Please test your system with this driver: Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 [15.40][4th Gen]
-Additionally, if possible, test your system with a different video port (HDMI, DVI, Display port)
-Test your system with the default drivers from Windows 10* you can get them after uninstalling the current graphics driver from the device manager.
I look forward to your outcome with this.
Thanks for your reply Esteban. They initial drivers that i used (and the ones that had been running when the problem first started i believe were the 15.40 ones you mention. I then moved onto the beta drivers during my last visit to see what was going on with the flickering.
I have been unsuccessful in getting my friend to check to see if he has both DVI and VGA connections on his monitor. He is pretty tech challenged and most likely he will drop the computer off here for me to work on.
Being that he is an hour away from me, it makes dropping over there very time consuming. Once its here i can certainly test it with a different monitor and with both the DVI and VGA ports.
I think if it does it with both of those, it wont matter if it does it with the HDMI or not. Ill put the 15.40 drivers back on and give it a work out and see what happens.