Need help starting Blender.

I’m new here and have just started learning Blender, which I am enjoying. However, it keeps flickering slightly on the screen and whenever I hover my mouse over the buttons, it they flicker and black in and out. This is getting frustrating. I read somewhere that it could be the graphics card. I’m using a windows 8 laptop. I hope that Blender isn’t too much for the laptop to handle! If so, I’m not sure what to do as I really want to learn 3D modelling and animation. Please Help?

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This does sound like a video card (or perhaps a video driver) issue. What video card is in your laptop?

This is what I found:
AMD A8 -6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 graphics 2.00 GHz