Question Programs flicker black when running other programs/games in the background?

Justinsanity

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Windows 10 64bit
AMD Ryzen 3700X
16GB
ASRock B450M Steel Legend
GeForce RTX 2060 (MSI)

Monitors:
DELL AW2518HF @240
VG248 @144

I'm not entirely sure what prompted this, but when I am, say, running a game and I alt-tab to go on chrome or PowerPoint or something, the window for those programs will flicker black, usually when moving my mouse or scrolling up or down. It is not just for games, sometimes running chrome and Microsoft word will do this too. It's very annoying. The games in question run fine and never flicker at all. It's only miscellaneous applications from what I've noticed.

What I have tried:

-Check temps of all internals, all running cool
-Check task manager performance for blips when the flickers happen, no blips
-Turned off and on GSync on the Alienware (DELL) monitor
-Update graphics drivers (CLEAN install using DDU in safe mode)
-Windows Update
-Checked display ports to make sure they are fully plugged in

I'm pretty sure I've tried other things they just aren't coming to mind right now. Any input is appreciated.
 

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