Posted 06 June 2005 - 04:33 AM
What kind of monitor and video card are we talking about?
Right click a blank area of the desktop and click Properties then Settings. This will show you your screen resolution and no. of colours - reduce the resolution and see if that has any effect. Click Advanced - somewhere in there will be info about your monitor and the refresh rate - try lowering that and see if it has any effect.
If you have a CRT monitor that ghosting usually indicates it is either being driven outside specifications or it is defective but if you changed the monitor and got the same effect then its not that - must be the video card.
If you have a plug-in video card (graphics adaptor or GPU) then here is a step by step to reseat it:
- Shutdown and switch off but do not remove the power cord.
- Take off the cover.
- Hold on to a metal part of the case now and as often as you can during the entire process.
- Pull out the power cord.
- Undo the screw holding the video card in place and unplug it.
- If there is a lot of dust around use a can of compressed air to blow out the card slot.
- If the edge connectors of the card look tarnished clean them lightly with a pencil erasor.
- Firmly plug the card back in and secure it with the screw.
- Put the case cover back on.
- Check in the end of the monitor cable that there are no broken or bent pins (some pins are missing - that is normal).
- Connect the monitor (remember to switch it on) and reboot.
Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.