Monitor flickering problem – change refresh rate

A flickering monitor is not only unpleasant to work with but it is dangerous for your health. It may causes headache, eye problems, even can provoke migraines.

Monitor flicker may affects users in the autism spectrum, including people with Asperger ‘s Syndrome. 

The problem with monitor flickering is caused of low refresh rate. It is measured in Mhz. Refresh rate has to be >75Hz.

Refresh rate depends also of screen resolution – the bigger screen resolution is – the higher refresh rate is neeed.


To change refreshrate, rightckick on empty point on your Desktop.

Then select the last menu option – Properties.

The ‘Display Properties’ window is opened:

display settings advanced

display settings advanced

Select Settings tab and click on Advanced button.

A new window pops up:

plug-and-play refresh-rate

plug-and-play refresh-rate

Here choose Monitor tab and from dropdown menu select the biggest refresh rate.

Click OK. Your refresh rate is changed.


And one more thing to try to improve performance:

Repeat steps above but instead of ‘Monitor’ tab, select Troubleshoot tab.

plug-and-play troubleshoot

plug-and-play troubleshoot

Move Hardware acceleration slider to the left and click OK.