Just uppgraded to a Geforce GTX 670 and I notice a very mild screen flicker when I am in 3D applications. I never noticed this problem before, I had a Geforce GTX 550 Ti prior. I am using a vga cable with a vga to DVI adapter to connect to the graphics card because it does not have a vga socket. Any idea why I would be experiencing this issue? Could it be the adapter? Should I just get a VGA to DVI cable, or a VGA to HDMI cable? Would that be beneficial? Thanks for any help guys.
In general, I think the problem is using VGA. As a possible fix, you may want to tighten the adapter. Or check on any loose ports/plugs. It wouldn't matter if you get either cable because it will use the same signal.
I have the same issue with my GTX 680. It seems to be likely that the cause possibly has to do with Nvidia. I get weird shadow effects that tend to flicker and flash when I play Skyrim. I am about to contact them and let them know this is happening with some people. A driver update ought to do the trick.
If it does have it, I'd recommend getting a DVI cable - it should fix the flicker issue. VGA port is analog port, which means that it's subjective to electric and magnetic fields, which, if strong in the environment, may hinder the signal.
It looks identical to that picture, but with no DVI port. Very bizarre. Perhaps this is a slightly older model? Not sure. Also is there any difference between using a VGA to DVI cable or a VGA to HDMI cable? Would one be better quality than the other?
Picked up a DVI to VGA cable, but it didn't seem to help. The problem seems to be somewhat inconsistent. There will be times where the flicker is quite noticeable and other instances where I can hardly see it at all. Could this be related to my power source? Could the graphics card not be getting the necessary power?