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Gameplay display disappearing for micro seconds

winona78

10 months ago

I have noticed this for a bit and am not sure what the issue is, so hoping you guys can help. Every so often, my screen will flicker black. Problem is it is only during gaming and never any other time. Monitor is also not overclocked to 120Hz.

Specs...

  • AW3418DW
  • X470-F
  • RTX 2080
  • 2700X
  • G.Skill 3200MHz (2x8GB)

I also have a DP cable that was supposed to be 1.4, but the monitor is showing 1.2. It is this one...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078HVDMW2/

Is it cable issue or another issue?

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

is it overclocked at all? i know that overclocking the monitor does cause black screens if you put it too high

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I double checked and it's set to 100Hz.

I'm assuming a crappy DP cable.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

most likely, if you have the option try a different port on the GPU, but if it persists then it's probly just a bad cable

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds great. I will switch them around.

Do you have any recommendations of a truly good DP cable? There are way too many low quality options that it's hard to find a good one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Look for "VESA Certified" (those exact words), you'll pay a bit more (maybe a lot more) but if you still have problems it won't be the cable.

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