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Screen goes pink Sometimes (connected to pc)

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April 19, 2010 9:22:08 AM

dear all,
i just installed my new pc and here are the specs:
- Asus P6X58D Motherboard
- Intel Core I7 980
- ATI 5970 GPU
- 12 GB RAM DDR3 1600
- 1 X Solid state Drive 256
- 2 X 1TB Harddrives
- Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
- Power supply unit 1250W
- Pioneer optical drive
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

have connected the PC to my newly purchased 40 inch philips 9704 via HDMI (DVI to HDMI converter).

performance wise, the new pc is a monster. but there is something that is really worrying me. Every now and then, happens like once every hour, the screen goes black for a sec and then goes pink. Sometimes it fixes itself after a few seconds and sometimes i have to change channel and then go back to the initial channel to adjust it (always worked so far).

i havent over clocked anything and all items including the tv are brand new. I have all the latest GPU drivers and im sure there isnt any viruses on the pc yet.

can anyone tell me what is causing this? im really worried, the system cost me a fortune

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April 19, 2010 9:29:19 AM

Usually I have found that it's a short in a wire connecting to the devices. The converter may be loose or faulty as well.
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April 19, 2010 9:49:27 AM

Thanks for your reply m8.

Thing is everything i have is brand new.

It can go for around 2 hours or more without happening and then suddeny goes pink. As i mentionned above, if i change the channel and go back to the original one (HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 then HDMI 1 again), it goes back to normal.

I am worried this might become more frequent later on, I will try a new DVI to HDMI converter and see.

But please if anyone has any clues, let me know.

thanks again,


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April 19, 2010 10:22:37 AM

Hi,

I had a similar problem last year, however with my cable box.

My cable box was configured to show all 1080i signal as 1080i and 480p as 480p.

My tv did not like to go from 1080i to 480p and went pink/green each time we got a 480p channel.

I had to enter a secret setup in the cable box to force all channel to display in 1080i.

Maybe you have a setting in the tv/pc that verify the signal every hour and the tv does that weird thing.

Brad

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April 19, 2010 11:29:08 AM

Hi Brad,

thanks for your input m8. So what do you think i should do? it doesnt necessarily happen every one hour, sometimes it goes 2 hours or more.

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April 19, 2010 12:05:30 PM

I dnt think this has to do with ATI cards in general. I mean usually im an Nvidia fan, but unfortunately the 5970 is ahead of all Nvidia cards at the moment.

im still googling for a solution :( 
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April 20, 2010 7:41:28 AM

bumping for more help please :) 
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April 20, 2010 8:01:13 AM

Test your Gpu with Furmark its free search it in goolgle

use stress test for 12 hours

then the results will tell us if your Gpu has a problem

i even suspect your DVi to Hdmi converter
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April 20, 2010 8:03:06 AM

i love your Lcd its one of the best lol
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June 9, 2014 7:23:03 AM

Wondering if you have ever found a fix to this?

Been experiencing the same exact issue for the last day, can't find anything else on it searching the internet.
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June 9, 2014 7:47:48 AM

Mr4q said:
Wondering if you have ever found a fix to this?

Been experiencing the same exact issue for the last day, can't find anything else on it searching the internet.


Mmmm not sure if i am answering twice...anyhow i will answer again.

It had to do with the Video Settings of my ATI card, something RGB vs YCBCR, not sure i remember well as this issue is years' old.

Hope that helps m8 :)  try and fiddle with these setings
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June 9, 2014 9:26:16 AM

That's somewhere for me to start anyhow! Thanks a lot. :) 
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