I have had a problem with my computer screen since I built my computer almost two years ago.
My friend tried to explain it to me but I think he doesn't know what he is talking about. So I came here to ask. He said it had to do with the Vertical Sync in games or something. I shut that off in for example Empire Total War and it still happens.
It seems whenever I play certain games my monitor bugs out. It starts producing these very thin lines all over the screen, they are horizontal and they rapidly appear and disappear across the entire screen. I can solve this problem simply by restarting the computer, but it is not a permanent fix.
When they appear:
They don't always appear, it is very weird. They do not appear during, World of Warcraft, Team Fortress 2 (I think), Portal, Spore, Crysis, Command and Conquer Red Alert 2. But do appear during, Empire: Total War, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and World at War, Bioshock, and more I am sure.
They also don't always appear, sometimes I can leave the game running for a long time without ever having the problem come up, other times it starts immediately with the game.
Ways I tried to fix it:
1) Turning down the graphics in games to see if that helps, I don't believe it does.
2) Updating my gcard's drivers doesn't seem to help as well, though I haven't done it in a couple of weeks, I am going to right after this post.
My Gcard and Monitor:
I am linking them to newegg.comhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130084http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824254005
I hope someone can figured out what I am talking about even with my poor explanation. It is a hard thing to explain and something I don't think you can take a screen shot of.