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#1 Moathais

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:02 PM

My monitor is a 19 inch CRT KDS VisualSensations and for some reason in the past few weeks it has started to flicker a little and I'm not sure how to tell if it's the monitor or the video card. Sometimes the whole screen goes black and I have to restart...then it's fine of course. I'm hoping it's not the card but are there any tests I can perform to test the functionality of the monitor? I already ran "dxdiag" to test my card and all the tests were fine. I'm going to update my chipset and my video drivers this weekend...What is the probability that the drivers may fix the problem? It also has always made a wierd noise whenever it's been off a while and I turn it on, but it's done this since I bought it a few years ago.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

Well it's a CRT, so it's relatively older. Think maybe the Grey tubes going downhill?
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 10:59 PM

The quick way would be to trade your monitor with one that is known to be good, and see if it repeats the problem. You could also try pulling the card and insert it and remove it a couple of times to clean the contacts, this is a old phone company fix, but if it is a connectivity issue it works.

Are there any other issues, picture quality, color around the edges?

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