"sunsilverdragon" <sunsilverdragon@xxxxxx> wrote in
> When I play graphics-intensive games on my Vista (specifically, Warcraft
> Maplestory, and Dawn of War), my screen often begins to flicker. The
> flickering grows more and more frequent, until the computer blacks out and
> freezes for about a second. It's bearable, but it's never happened before
> my XP, and it's quite irritating, because this hardware error happens very
> frequently (About 2 times per hour).
> The computer always complains about some sort of "problem caused by Intel
> Graphics Driver". What can I do to fix this? Should I get a new driver?
> if so, where would I get one?
Intel Graphics card so I'm guessing you have an intergrated video card like
an Intel 950/945g.
When the video driver crashes it could be the driver isn't installed
correctly or is corrupted or something along those lines. If you haven't
yet, go to intel.com and find the latest driver for your video card. (They
have a ChipID program you can run on your computer and it'll tell you what
kind of graphics chipset you are using, then just download the driver you
need) Once updated, try the game again, specifically dawn of war. If the
same issue occurs it could be something not specific to video, OR it could
be your video card is failing/overheating or something like that.
Check your cables to your monitor as well. Not sure what else to suggest
other than to respond here and include system specs.