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Green and red lines flashing on my monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 8, 2009 6:12:18 AM

Hi, i need help , yesterday my montior started having red and gren lines flashing every 2 seconds or so all over my desktop lcd monitor..I dont know what is causing this and would like to fix it..I have vista ultimate, graphics card is a nvidia GeForce 7600 GS with heatsink, monitor is HP vs17e..My resolution is set to 1280 by 1024 , which is what i always have it set to..75hz is the refresh rate...Is there something wrong with my monitor, video card or my motherboard ? please help ..
October 8, 2009 8:21:18 AM

First thing is test it on a different monitor and see what happens. If nothing is wrong on the other monitor most likely it is something wrong with your monitor.
October 8, 2009 8:40:11 AM

could also be your graphics card..

you should check on the specs of your monitor.. i know a lot of comp monitor's refresh rate is optimal at 60hz
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October 8, 2009 8:48:45 AM

sounds like the video card u need to borrow another 1 from a friend to test it on your pc if its good then u know 4 sure its the card. If you have on board graphics the take the card out and see if it does the same
October 8, 2009 9:00:59 AM

Changing the resolution all of a sudden did not make a diiference anymore, it still happens in the 800 x 600, I went and plugged in another monitor which works perfectly on my other pc and when i plugged it in , the lines are still appearing on the screen...I also received a message on the bottom right corner that said "display driver has stopped working and has been fully recovered "

also took a screenshot -
October 8, 2009 9:13:51 AM

well like i said its the graphic card trust me i just had the same thing happen to me
and 4 off my friends this is getting out of hand i wonder if its a bad driver screwing up the nvidia cards. immmmmmmmm
ps do u play sacred 2

pps when u boot your pc do u get grabled letters as the bios boots up?
October 8, 2009 1:45:51 PM

The 7-series video cards have had some memory issues. I RMA'd 3 7900GT cards. I would change out the video card.
October 8, 2009 5:52:18 PM

I dont play sacred 2, as im not much of a gamer..Will go ahead and get new video card..i have gigabyte geforce 7 ..which of these is recommended for me to upgrade to between geforce 8, 9, 100, or 200 series and what name brand is recommended ? Not looking to spend more than 100 dolars on it..Should i get with heatsink or fan, if with fan im looking for one that has a quiet fan but have no idea on which to get...My computer is a hp are my specs -
October 9, 2009 2:16:04 AM

Would a geforce 8 be much of an improvement from geforce 7 ?
October 9, 2009 8:28:39 AM

yes but get the latest graphic card you can something in the 9xxx series or the new ati 57xx which is out soon
October 9, 2009 7:15:57 PM

thanks will go shopping today for a video card ..