Windows 10 suddenly blinks external monitor every 16 seconds. GTX1060.


  1. Posts : 85
    win 10 pro
       #1

    Windows 10 suddenly blinks external monitor every 16 seconds. GTX1060.


    I uninstalled nvidia driver, reinstalled default windows driver. Tried different cable.

    I tried hdmi port, usb-c displayport.

    all the same issue.... External monitor blinks every 16 seconds.

    Once I plug in the hdmi cable, it will wait about 28 seconds before it starts blinking every 16 seconds.

    If I turn off the monitor and turn it back on, 1m25s passes before it starts blinking.


    problem started tonight.

    I don't know where the problem is.
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    Hello, Please follow steps below to share DirectX diagnostic log:

    1. Press: Windows key + R
    2. Type into run box: dxdiag
    3. Click OK
    4. If asked to check for driver signatures click "YES"
    5. Wait until progress bar is complete
    6. Click on "Save All Information..." button
    7. Save the file to your desktop
    8. Zip up the file and attach to your reply

    For more information about dxdiag tool see link below:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-run-dxdiagexe
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  3. Posts : 85
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    This is so odd.

    i turned off the display overnight, and turned it back on this morning.

    for 15 minutes, it didn't blink.

    then it started blinking again, it started blinking exactly every 46 seconds, instead of every 16 seconds like last night.

    and now it's blinking every 28 seconds.

    dxdiag doesn't show any problems.

    edit: now it's sped up to blinking every 23 seconds.
    Windows 10 suddenly blinks external monitor every 16 seconds. GTX1060. Attached Files
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  4. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #4

    Hello, please go ahead and check if you can change monitor refresh rate:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-f806f04aae5a

    You monitor supports 120hz but it's set to 60hz:
    https://www.amazon.com/TCL-43S405-43...01N29XPO3?th=1
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  5. Posts : 85
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    i reset my TV to factory settings, and the blinking seems to have stopped for now.

    i thought it was a software or hardware issue with windows or the gpu
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  6. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #6

    Sounds like easy fix!
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