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Matrix-like Screen Errors?


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:03 AM

OK Here we go, I am having a bad time with my display sometimes. I know it isn't my monitor because sometimes the screen works and sometimes it doesnt but I never turn it off, so it must be the video card. Whenever I start up my computer, random pixels will be missing or in different colors. Example: (I blurred out my account names)
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The problem goes away after I restart once or it may take a couple restarts.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:55 PM

Update your video card drivers.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

Ya try updating your driver's. Also, it could be a sign of overheating.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:56 PM

PCI fan is directly on the GPU heatsink and set on high at all times, my drivers are the newest... overheating doesn't seem to do this, as it only becomes a problem when I startup. Then, after one restart or maybe a couple, it will work again.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:11 PM

Is your monitor near an AC unit (Air Conditioner)? I've seen LCD's (like mine at work) take a while to work properly-gets random pixels that come and go and what not. I guess if it's cold it takes it a bit to warm up and work properly.
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Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:48 PM

I can guarantee you it isn't the monitor. It's always on and I NEVER turn it off, thusly I know it's not caused when I turn it on. But yes, whatever the problem, it does skip over some pixels and I think they are in the 256-color range. It does not discriminate against certain colors versus others although blue tints do seem to be prime candidates for the error.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

Just because it's always on doesn't mean that something isn't wrong internally with the monitor. The definitive test is to borrow another monitor and see if it does the same thing. If it does, then it's not the monitor - if it doesn't then the monitor is highly suspect.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:46 PM

This problem is very rare, and did not start when I used integrated video. It's not a big deal, but if this helps: the pixels missed have no pattern going on. When I pull up the start menu or a window, the missed pixels are in a different place.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 06:05 PM

Have you checked the cable and connection(s)? Dirty and Damaged pins will cause all kinds of wired issues.

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