How to Fix Monitor Flicker

Monitor flicker can be eye straining and irritating to a computer user. Monitor flicker is usually the direct result of improper refresh rate settings. Refresh rate is the number of times your monitor is redrawn per second. If it is set too low, the eye will notice monitor flicker. This article will show you how to fix monitor flicker by changing the refresh rate settings in Windows XP.

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Right click anywhere on the Windows Desktop and click "Properties." This will open the "Display Properties" dialog, which is used to change the display settings.

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Click the "Settings" tab and then the "Advanced" button. This will open the "Advanced Settings" dialog, which allows the user to configure advanced display settings.

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Click the "Monitor" tab, which allows the user to configure the monitor's advanced settings.

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Navigate to the "Screen Refresh Rate" drop down box under "Monitor Settings" and choose a higher refresh rate.