I hope I'm posting appropriately. I'll try to be brief.
I've been having problems with my monitor lately. Squiggly lines appear around the lower half of the monitor and garble the image. Messing with the degauss and refresh rate seem to have no effect. The effect seems to be random, and from what I have read I assume it's just dying, but there is something troubling me. I ran the troubleshooter (which I don't think I've ever really done) and got to the point where it said I should update my BIOS. When I first had this computer assembled in 2k2, I had a problem which ended up being the BIOS and the folks that put it together updated it and its been that long since its been done. I've since installed a new video card and updated windows a fair amount in that time.
I'm trying not to be too verbose, but I want any helpers that may come my way to have as much info about my situation as possible...
Anyway, whether or not this is the problem with my monitor may not be important. If the monitor is just dying out I probably still need to update don't I? I've read a bit about it and I've downloaded what I assume is the most recent update for my BIOS and the (again, assuming) appropriate "flash" thingy. However, I'm more than a little apprehensive about attempting this on my own without some input.
The folks here helped me out immensely a while back with a browser hijack and the first forum I though of to come to with this prob was bleeping computer. I'd be most appreciative if you guys could give me a hand again, and again, I hope I'm posting this in the right area.
I suppose I should mention what I'm working with...
I've got an ASUS P4T533-C with a 2.53
I ran a prog called "CTBIOS" which said (I think, it seems to be a German prog) I had a BIOS v1007. The update I have is v1010.
I downloaded AFlash221 as well, but i haven't messed with it at all.
Am I even taking this in the right direction? Hell, do I even need to be doing it?
Many thanks in advance for any and all help.