i found the problem, i did have the latest drivers for vid,bios,snd etc.
The problem was with the sound setting. it would not render the 3D Sound so i would give me that flickering. what i did was under the setting
right click on the desktop/setting/advanced. then click on the Geforce FX 5200 tab/ a little pop out menu comes out. go to Stereo properties and there you will see a Nvidia logo that is doubled. there you will also see a slider bar that says Begninner and Advanced. slide that bar until the logo become one and that is it. now on that same menu go to Stereo Settings and Test there is an option at the bottom that says Launch Test Application. click on that to see if it is still flickering. if it is go back to the Stereo Properties and play with that Slider bar. My slider bar was set between 0 and 3%. that's where it gave me the best results....hope this help you guys out there.
if you guys don't want to mess with the slider bar. first try the Launch Test Application. there you will see first had if your 3d Stereo is causing the flickering. then go to the slider bar and play with that. good luck!
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
AMD Barton 2500+
1 gig of crucial memory @ 2700
Geforce FX 5200 128mb
120 Maxtor HD
Edited by cybercreeper, 16 June 2005 - 01:03 PM.