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upgraded video driver and now the screen flickers or occasionally goes


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Hi.. My friend recently upgraded my video driver on my laptop (it's an Acer 5600), and everything seemed pretty normal, but now every one in a while, the screen does this weird flickering thing and it will sometimes just go blank. When it goes blank, it used to be different colors, like a peach color, but now lately it's just been going black. I know my computer doesn't freeze when it happens because if I have music playing, I can press stop on my keyboard and the music will stop playing.

I tried to rollbac the drivers, but my old one isn't there anymore.

My friend told me that I need to reinstall the original driver (I don't know how/where to find it), he could reinstall windows, or I could restore my computer back to a point before I upgraded it. I'm not quite sure if I wanted to trust the advice from my friend (afterall, he DID kind of mess up my computer.. it was perfectly fine before), so I thought I would get a second opinion.

Please help me! =) Thank you very much!!
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Was there any particular reason to upgrade the driver?
Where did the driver come from?
Did you go to Acer site to get original driver?
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Um, well, this is going to sound kind of lame, but I got this game, and my computer was too slow to run it, and I thought that maybe if I updated the video driver, then it would run faster and I would be able to play..

My friend that upgraded it was the one that found it (he's supposedly good at computers but now I'm a little hesistant to have him fix it), and I'm not sure where he got it, but I assumed he knew what he was doing.

The original driver that I had before I updated the new video driver was just the one that came with the computer when I got it originally. I never tried to update it before or anything like that at all. I tried going to the Acer website to find the old one or something I could get to fix the problem, but I wasn't sure which one to get and I didn't want to just try something new in case I made the problem worse..
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Here: http://www.acerpanam...id=3394#results
You have to check Device Manager, if you have Intel, or ATI video chip:
VGA ATI - Driver v8.231
VGA Intel - Driver v6.14.10.4436
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I think the driver that was updated was the "Display Adaptor" Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family

I'm not sure where to find the two you listed though..
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Go to my link, select Notebook from first drop-down menu, select Acer 5600 from the second drop-down menu, and there you'll see VGA Intel - Driver v6.14.10.4436 (double check in Device Manager, if Intel is listed as your display adapter)
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I uninstalled my old driver and reinstalled the one you recommended. So far everything seems good! Thanks!!!
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Good job! :)
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