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Certain Dell Alienware or Gaming Monitor Flickers While Gaming with G-SYNC Enabled

Summary: This article provides information about a flickering issue on select Dell Alienware and Gaming monitors. The flickering issue occurs while playing games with G-SYNC enabled in window mode on a computer with an Nvidia RTX graphics card. ...

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If you are using a gaming display such as the Dell S2417DG monitor connected to your computer you may notice a flicker on the screen. The screen or display flickers whenever you are gaming with G-SYNC enabled. The issue is seen when you are playing games in window mode.

Affected products

  • Dell S2417DG
  • Dell S2716DG or DGR
  • Alienware AW2518H
  • Alienware AW3418HW
  • Alienware AW3418DW
  • Alienware AW3420DW


This issue has been identified as a compatibility issue between the G-SYNC technology on the monitor and the Nvidia RTX graphics cards.


To help resolve the flickering issue on the monitor:

  • Switch to full screen mode whenever you are playing games with G-SYNC function enabled on the monitor.
  • Turn off the G-SYNC function when you want to play games in window mode. To learn how to enable or disable the G-SYNC function, see the User Guide of the Dell monitor.

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Affected Product

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor AW2518H, Alienware 34 Monitor AW3418DW, Alienware 34 Monitor AW3418HW, Alienware AW3420DW, Dell S2417DG, Dell S2716DG

Last Published Date

09 Jul 2021



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