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Monitor consantly flickers/pulsates white/gray lines

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January 25, 2013 12:01:13 AM

I built my computer and everything is going pretty much completely fine. But there's one issue: this goddamn monitor.
As soon as I built this computer and played a game, I noticed it immediately. While playing any game, white and gray lines pulsate and move downward around the screen. They're either very visible in more dark areas, or more visible in more light areas; it seems to differ. Looking at bright colours and then back at darker colours while playing games will increase how much lines there are by a gigantic amount for around 4 seconds, before it goes back to a lesser amount.


This monitor and GPU are brand new out of the box, but this monitor is VGA, so I have to use a VGA cord (obviously) and use a DVI to VGA adapter on my GPU. This may be the issue as the DVI to VGA adapter is old as it was given to me by a friend. I dont think its an issue with my graphics card because it has absolutely no problems. I have a Gigabyte HD 7850 and a VGA LG 21.5 inch monitor. Help?
January 25, 2013 12:29:08 AM

Does no one have an answer?
January 25, 2013 1:12:15 AM

c'mon guys
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a c 91 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 25, 2013 1:25:01 AM

should list all your hardware.

i'll take a stab and say it's the monitor. hooking an old dead beat monitor to modern tech can put it belly up in short order. try another/friends-neighbors.
January 25, 2013 1:39:04 AM

swifty_morgan said:
should list all your hardware.

i'll take a stab and say it's the monitor. hooking an old dead beat monitor to modern tech can put it belly up in short order. try another/friends-neighbors.


It was only released mid 2012.
a c 91 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 25, 2013 1:42:41 AM

hardware?

does it flicker all the time or when doing certain things?

are the cables tight on both ends?
January 25, 2013 1:45:14 AM

swifty_morgan said:
hardware?

does it flicker all the time or when doing certain things?

are the cables tight on both ends?


AMD fx-6100 6 core 3.3ghz
Gigabyte HD 7850
MSI 970A-G46 ATX
8gb ram
500GB HDD
Thermaltake 600W psu

Only when I'm gaming.
a c 91 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 25, 2013 2:09:50 AM

did you try the other pci-e slot?

what PS?

what monitor?

what can you do to blow air directly on the processor and NB heat sink?

what ram?
January 25, 2013 2:42:58 AM

swifty_morgan said:
did you try the other pci-e slot?

what PS?

what monitor?

what can you do to blow air directly on the processor and NB heat sink?

what ram?



Kingston 1600 MHZ 8 gb

FLATRON E2242 21.5inch LG LCD VGA

PSU: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=66851&vpn=TR-600&manufact...

blow air directly on the processor? I'm positive its not my processors fault. All of my parts have never once exceeded 50C, even on heavy load. Heat is not an issue.
a c 91 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 25, 2013 2:49:27 AM

see that big black heat sink just below the processor? that gets way hot, and if it gets too hot it will ruin your day. don't care about the temps you are reading.

ram voltage? see label on ram.

don't trust the PS.

can't believe it but they are still making monitors with only a vga connector? guess that site i saw _cheapestinindia_ tells the story.
January 25, 2013 3:18:17 AM

swifty_morgan said:
see that big black heat sink just below the processor? that gets way hot, and if it gets too hot it will ruin your day. don't care about the temps you are reading.

ram voltage? see label on ram.

don't trust the PS.

can't believe it but they are still making monitors with only a vga connector? guess that site i saw _cheapestinindia_ tells the story.


why would temps even affect my monitor?
a c 91 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 25, 2013 4:11:25 AM

it's what happens before it gets to your monitor that matters. that's what I'm trying to figure out. but so far you really haven't told me you did too much of what i suggested or provided all the information I seek.

let me know when you get it figure out.
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