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Green pixels follow images on screen? DVI noise?

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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 5:55:46 PM

When I play games green pixels follow certain images around. Usually in more darker places (the sky at night in skyrim, behind tinted menus in games, on lot's of walls and floors in WoW, and sometimes even in windows itself), what could I do to fix this and could it cause damage my monitor or my brand new GPU at all?

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August 2, 2012 5:58:10 PM

It might be a driver problem try updating it
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 6:01:23 PM

Pretty much every time I've ever run into this, it ends up being a defective LCD panel. If you can get your hands on another monitor to test, that would be the ideal, or if you can take the monitor to another computer, that works too, but I would start pricing new monitors.
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August 2, 2012 6:01:49 PM

sounds like pixel artifacts. are you overclocking your video card. If so turn back the OC' a just a tad bit and it should fix it.
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 6:17:18 PM

Nope not OCing at all, temperature stays around 50C under load so it's not overheating, and updating drivers didn't do anything.
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 6:24:30 PM

I suppose it could be a faulty port on the monitor though, I switched to DVI from vga because I couldn't select the right resolution on VGA and could on DVI, since then I've tried a new cable, and even upgraded my video card and the problems always been there (since switching to DVI cables).
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 6:34:54 PM

bent pin with a cable?

cable not on tight?
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 6:36:39 PM

Nope I make sure that it's as tight as it will go.
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 10:59:22 PM

well I tried a dvi to vga adapter, and an HDMI to DVI adapter and it was the same for each one. I guess that the monitor is probably going bad then.
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 11:14:58 PM

mace200200 said:
well I tried a dvi to vga adapter, and an HDMI to DVI adapter and it was the same for each one. I guess that the monitor is probably going bad then.

I wouldn't go so far as say that it's 100% the monitor as I've had video cards cause this as well. Since you mentioned this is a new graphics card it might behoove you to try your GPU on another monitor or another monitor (and a different DVI cable in both cases) on your GPU. That should narrow down what's causing the problem; assuming it's not your OS or corrupted/misinstalled drivers at fault.
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a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 11:39:18 PM

Well I could try my brothers monitor, or my monitor on his computer but he isn't going to let me do it if hes around.
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a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2012 3:28:07 AM

mace200200 said:
Well I could try my brothers monitor, or my monitor on his computer but he isn't going to let me do it if hes around.

Sounds like your brother is a real cool dude...
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a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2012 4:46:31 PM

Well my friend brought over a new monitor to try and it worked perfectly! He's a cooler dude than my brother and let me keep both of them (I bought the monitor I was using from him a few months ago)

It's always been my dream to run multiple monitors, Now the only problem is that the DVI port on my GPU is blocked by my HDMI to DVI adapter, I was looking at this kind of thing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but would that put the same picture on both? Otherwise I'll order an HDMI to DVI cable.
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 3:14:21 PM

Best answer selected by mace200200.
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