top of screen flickering in windows 7

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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    Hey guys

    I bought a new laptop yesterday, HP pavollion dv6 series.

    Seems to be working fine apart from a small issue, seems that whenever I have a window open, be it a program window or a document window, the top few rows of pixels on my screen flicker. It doesnt happen when im sitting idle on the desktop, and I dont think its a screen fault.

    Tried updating the graphics drivers, but it says they are up to date.

    I have a HP Pavillion dv6-6b26sa, and the GPU is AMd radeon HD 6490 dual GPU with Radeon HD 6520 linked.

    Little confused as to how to resolve the situation
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    Sounds like a possible memory problem to me. Some lappys utilise main RAM but this one may have separte RAM of its own. Are there any diagnostics with this system?

    As it's new I'd consider taking it straight back to the store and asking for a replacement having demo'd the problem to them.
     
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    Well I installed some new updates to windows, and so far it hasnt been happening again but I shall keep my eye on it
     
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    Glad it's working now - but as it's a new laptop I'd keep a very close eye on it and return it if it starts to play up (as if it goes back after a month or so then it may end up going for repair, rather than a replacement). :)
     
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    Oh, I'm testing it out fully daily to see if theres any issues with it, thanks for the tip though :)
     
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    Use a golf stick, I hear they work wonders...
     
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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    I'm not hitting this baby, she feels real nice on my lap :p
     
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    Oh my, Nick this is a family friendly forum! geez
     
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    but shes so smooth, and got a nice diamondy pattern on top
     
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