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Games flicker when I play them in Windowed Fullscreen mode

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January 5, 2012 1:40:50 AM

Hello everyone,
This only recently started happening, about two weeks ago, Starcraft, and other games, flicker when I put them into windowed mode. The reason this is a problem is I need to put them into windowed mode in order to stream. I was thinking about getting a second graphics card with CrossFireX to fix this, but I am not sure if that would work. If someone could just help me figure out how to stream in fullscreen, that would be another way around this problem. TYVM in advance.
Computer Specs--- (This is a custom built computer)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Chassy: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
Momaboard: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
Harddrive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80
January 5, 2012 12:10:39 PM

Does it still flicker when you minimize and re maximize the game window? You might also want to tinker with different resolutions and see if you can get the flickering to go away.
January 5, 2012 3:37:56 PM

Is it a flicker or tearing? Try turning vsync on and see if it helps.
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January 5, 2012 3:59:17 PM

This started happening when vsync was on, and I have tried turning it back on and it still does it, I'm not sure what tearing is, but what it does is it flashes black for like half a second every like 10 seconds or so, it is playable, but extremely irritating. I would like to stream, but it bothers me a lot.
January 5, 2012 4:01:07 PM

crewton said:
Does it still flicker when you minimize and re maximize the game window? You might also want to tinker with different resolutions and see if you can get the flickering to go away.

It does, I will try tinkering with different resolutions when I get home, but I don't really want to play in a lowered resolution, I will try it though. Thanks
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