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bosleyjr
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Weird Screen flicker - some programs only, Lenovo W530, ultrabay

Windows Pro 10, Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
Lenovo Thinkpad W530 in Ultrabay Docking Station
NVidia Quadro K2000M
NVidia driver v 24.21.13.9836
Dell U2717D Flatscreen connected to docking station
Dell U2717D (DP) driver v 1.0.0.0
Running the laptop screen simultaneously

Computer starts normally and generally runs normally. But if I open Powerpoint or the "Windows Settings" app, I get very strange behavior. I'll use the word "focus" to indicate what happens when you click on a window: you changed the focus to that window. If the offending program is on my laptop screen and I click on it to change focus, or click elsewhere to change focus from it to another app, behavior is fine. But if the offending program's window is on my flat screen, changing focus to or from that program causes the screen to flicker: it blacks out and returns immediately.

 

Other programs, including Word, Excel, Mozilla, Chrome, and Notepad++, no problem.  No flicker, behavior normal and as expected.

I'm thinking that its a driver issue, as I'm using the nvidia driver and not the older lenovo driver.  Does the ultrabay have BIOS that can be upgraded?  Is there an ultrabay driver?  I suspect that its the nvidia driver. Anyone else ever experience this?

Thx,

Boz

Two W530s, i7-3820QM, 2.7Ghz, 500Gb Samsung 850 Pro, 1920x1080, nVidia K2000m/100m, Win 7 Pro
T510, M540, 2.53Ghz, 1Tb hybrid drive, Win 7 Pro
Two T61ps, T9500/T9300, 2.6GHz, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb Samsung 840 Evo, 1900x1200, nVidia 256Mb FX 570m, Win 7 Pro/Ultimate
bosleyjr
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Posts: 67
Registered: ‎05-23-2009
Location: US
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Re: Weird Screen flicker - some programs only, Lenovo W530, ultrabay

Update: Now Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763


Of course I want to solve this problem, but still would be curious: What critical differences in the video programing cause Powerpoint and System Settings to flicker, but don't affect Excel, Outlook, any of the common browsers, etc.?
Two W530s, i7-3820QM, 2.7Ghz, 500Gb Samsung 850 Pro, 1920x1080, nVidia K2000m/100m, Win 7 Pro
T510, M540, 2.53Ghz, 1Tb hybrid drive, Win 7 Pro
Two T61ps, T9500/T9300, 2.6GHz, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb Samsung 840 Evo, 1900x1200, nVidia 256Mb FX 570m, Win 7 Pro/Ultimate

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