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My monitor has shimmering lines and trails / smears on text. Help?


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#1 Stephanie_Says

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

So I'm running windows 8.1 going from dvi-i to vga into a rca lcd tv that had no problem going vga to vga with my old computer running xp.

 

I have a gforce gtx 260 grafics card with a driver titled:  nvidia 9.18.13.4052.

 

When I shake the cable connecting the pc to the monitor, it deffinetely affects the unpleasnt effect i'm getting on the screen.  Also, vibration seems to effect it as well.

 

It is a cheap cable I got online for $5.  Is this perhaps my problem or could it be something else?

 

Thanks.

 

 



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:33 PM

The cable is surely the problem.  Maybe get the $10. next time.


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thanks.  I think I'll just buy from a store, so I can return it if nessessary.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

I don't know your location  but here in California we have Fry's Electronics and a cable would be $10. to $50.  I judge the price I pay by the number of times things will be plugged and unplugged.  High usage items need better construction and cost more where a cable installed and never touched for ten years, the cheaper ones work fine.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:35 PM

I don't know your location  but here in California we have Fry's Electronics and a cable would be $10. to $50.  I judge the price I pay by the number of times things will be plugged and unplugged.  High usage items need better construction and cost more where a cable installed and never touched for ten years, the cheaper ones work fine.

 

we have fry's here in austin tx, i'll go there.






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