Lightroom: Flickering, not responsive

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Have serious issue with LR flickering (not responsive) varying from a fraction of a second to several seconds. Have tried everything; ready to stop using LR if no solution found.
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Deborah Albert

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Chris Cox

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Which version of Lightroom are you using?
Which OS version are you using?
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Deborah Albert

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LR 5.7; Windows 8.1 Pro
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Chris Cox

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Is this flickering of the display, or just going unresponsive?
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Deborah Albert

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The screen looks like it is flickering and sometimes goes white, but it always says "not responding" at top.
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Do you have plenty of memory / RAM on your computer? Non-responsive can be LR waiting for more memory from the operating system and if RAM is limited this memory is allocated from disk which is very slow.

Otherwise visual flickering can be a problem with the video system, usually lack of video ram, rather than LR, itself, which causes crashing and restarting of the video driver, hence the flickering.

Does the "flickering" happen in both Library and Develop (and other modules) or just one, and does it get worse the more images you make adjustments to?

Another thing that can cause non-responsiveness is a hard-disk error. Do you have several drives of various ages attached or just one internal C drive that is as new as your computer?
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32 GB RAM, G force 670, Intel i7-3770K CPU, C drive is 250 GB half full SSD, Catalogue on another drive 75% full, pictures on external and internal hard drives, all fairly new. Occurs in Library on occasion but mostly Develop. Adjust picture one at a time
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Sorry the D drive is 75% empty