hans75
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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Hi all!

I had the same screen flickering with my brand new XPS 15 (9550).

I could trace it down to the internal grafix conflicting with hypervisor software such as hyper-v, vmware or virtualbox. As soon as I installed it, the screen starts to flicker. After removing the hypervisor everythring runs smooth and without any issues.

I stumbled upon a Microsoft issue in their KB where there tell about some issues using W10, Skylake and a hypervisor. Guess this will be fixed in the next wave of W10 or the next driver from Intel for the iGPU of Skylake.

For me it works - hope it helps guys!

Cheers and have a nice weekend,
Hans

Burtandernie
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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How do i delete all partitions and then format them? Thanks

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Burtandernie
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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If you could explain in a little more detail what I should attempt I would greatly appreciate it.  

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hans75
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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Hi all.

Think my last post didn't make it though I write it again. 

As my new XPS 15 has also issues with screen flickering I started research and stumbled upon a article from Intel/MS. This article tells about a bug with the combination of Hyper-V, W10 and Skylake CPU.

After I removed the Hyper-V role from my W10 everything runs like charm - no screen flickering anymore. I haven't tried VMWare or VirtualBox but using a Hypervisor could be a problem at all with the Skylake inbuild iGPU.

I guess that the new W10 update delivered at the moment can bring a change. I've also read in the VMWare 12.1 update release note that some fixes have be done adressing screen flickering with Skylake CPUs.

Give it a try and de-install any Hypervisor.

Hope it helps as the new XPS is really a nice piece of tech.

Cheers, Hans

paperboat
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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I'm having the same issue and it's happening so sporadically, sometimes it won't occur for awhile and sometimes it just keeps of flickering into the black screen... I doubt it's an issue with the actual display. I've tried everything including deleting and installing all drivers but nothing works...

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Burtandernie
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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My xps15 came with windows 10 home which does not have huper-v installed.  I have this issue even without it.

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cdode03
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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Same here. I am not sure why people are saying its a hyper v issue when it's not.

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Burtandernie
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RE: Dell XPS 15 (9550) w/ Intel 530 / NVIDIA 960M - Intel Causing Screen Flickering

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I posted a video of my issue.  Cuurious if this is what other people flickering issue looks like.  Also i am curious to know where people bought their xps15 from.  I got mine from Microsoft store.

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Burtandernie
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https://youtu.   be/AqZ-4Ihkb4s delete the spaces after the period in youtu.   Copy and paste to see the video

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Burtandernie
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Damnit all i want to do is post a link.

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