Exact same problem with an Alienware m11x, and GT335M. Seems to be video drivers or Optimus related, anyone has found a solution yet ?
Might have to go down the reinstall route, if no one found a better solution.
i tried all the dirty tricks on optimus on a dell xps15z, alternative driver, bypassing the intel chipset. nothing worked.
therefore i came to the conclusion to avoid optimus devices. its rubbish. you will find lots of posts on the net about games not working with optimus machines.
quote:Since the GPU is enabled, the IGP enters a low-power mode, where only the frame-buffer and the conversion circuits are active video. Thereafter, the GPU is to do all the processing, copying the frames already rendered to the frame-buffer of the IGP, which now operates only as a kind of printer, sending images to the monitor.
sound like, there lies the problem, the IGP seems not able to handle multiple images rendered by the GPU.
MM still seems this problem only happens on 4v tho, so some render/presentation handle conflict could be the issue
I got plenty of other standalone multi window apps and that never occurs.
-1 4v instance + 2 renderers flicker all the time
-2 4v instances (allowmultiple), 1 renderer in each, all fine
-Slimdx multi form standalone tests apps (two renderer per apps, one app for dx9/10/11 to double check it’s not a dx specific version bug, didn’t tried in ogl tho ;) . No flickering, all fine.
Same problem here on a Lenovo W520 with a NVIDIA Quatro 2000M and an Intel onboard Graphic chip.
The Problem only appears while having multible renderers open on the Intel Graphic-chip, which is enabled/disabled by the OPTIMUS-driver. This OPTIMUS system switches between the Quadro gfx-card and the Intel Grahpic-chip depending on my power-settings.
The problem is without Optimus I can only attach one and not two external Displays, which is the nice feature about my laptop. So sometimes I need Optimus…
Since, as mentioned by karistouf, it is not possible to switch this on and off with the NVIDIA-Interface I always have to change the setting manually in the BIOS depending on my Hardware-setup. -> very annoying!