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August 22, 2012 4:00:59 AM

Hi, I'm sorry I'm posting this here but I'm desperate for an answers. In the picture it shows some kind of weird circular colours.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/1001176m.jpg/

There are "circles" on my screen showing different colour and it very noticeable and flickers.

I'd like to return my monitor or my gpu if that is the problem, but I need to know the technical term. Does anybody know?

Or does anybody know how to fix this?
a b C Monitor
August 22, 2012 4:30:50 AM

Does that happen all the time or only when playing games?

It's hard to tell if that's a problem with your monitor or a dumb Minecraft mod
August 22, 2012 10:28:34 AM

According to the picture on the link, they look like sqaures! Not sure it's a hardware issue to be honest. I've had oddball stuff happen like that if the GPU driver is NFG. Although, not looking that consistant, more sporatic really.
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a b C Monitor
August 22, 2012 10:30:48 AM

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According to the picture on the link, they like like sqaures! Not sure it's a hardware issue to be honest. I've had oddball stuff happen like that if the GPU driver is NFG. Although, not looking that consistant, more sporatic really.


That's minecraft, the actual problem is the barely visible concentric circles in the center of the screen. Looks like it could be an internal reflection due to cheap components.
August 22, 2012 10:39:48 AM

with that kind of patten, my guess would be the monitor.
a b C Monitor
August 22, 2012 10:40:54 AM

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AH! Ok, I thought that was the result of a bad camera shot, sorry. I focused on the squares, sorry. Never played, Minecraft, so I'm already at a disadvantage I guess.


You never played Minecraft? You're missing out man. It's like virtual lego
August 22, 2012 10:41:29 AM

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That's minecraft, the actual problem is the barely visible concentric circles in the center of the screen. Looks like it could be an internal reflection due to cheap components.



AH! Ok, I thought that was the result of a bad camera shot, sorry. I focused on the squares, sorry. Never played, Minecraft, so I'm already at a disadvantage I guess.
August 22, 2012 11:21:28 AM

In fact, try increasing colour depth if you can!
August 22, 2012 11:22:16 AM

I'd prefer real Lego!

On topic, it looks like a gradient like you'll get on many monitors, where it can't quite manage a constant gradient due to having "only" 32bit colour (4,294,967,296?)

If so, there's not a lot you can do about it!
a b C Monitor
August 22, 2012 11:40:11 AM

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I'd prefer real Lego!

On topic, it looks like a gradient like you'll get on many monitors, where it can't quite manage a constant gradient due to having "only" 32bit colour (4,294,967,296?)

If so, there's not a lot you can do about it!


hmm yea. Most cheap LCDs use 18 bit colour with only 6 bits in each of the RGB channels. If it's a cheap display (most TN panels) that could definitely be the issue. Only high end LCD displays such as IPS panels and huge CRTs use 24 bit colour depth. Only professional displays support 30 bit colour (10 bits per channel).
August 22, 2012 1:05:34 PM

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hmm yea. Most cheap LCDs use 18 bit colour with only 6 bits in each of the RGB channels. If it's a cheap display (most TN panels) that could definitely be the issue. Only high end LCD displays such as IPS panels and huge CRTs use 24 bit colour depth. Only professional displays support 30 bit colour (10 bits per channel).

Theory was there then, even if the numbers were pulled from thin air! ;) 
August 23, 2012 12:19:16 AM

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That's minecraft, the actual problem is the barely visible concentric circles in the center of the screen. Looks like it could be an internal reflection due to cheap components.

I've noticed this on my other games and sometimes browsing the web when there is a dark picture.
The circles also flicker
August 23, 2012 12:24:07 AM

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I'd prefer real Lego!

On topic, it looks like a gradient like you'll get on many monitors, where it can't quite manage a constant gradient due to having "only" 32bit colour (4,294,967,296?)

If so, there's not a lot you can do about it!

I was thinking of getting a new monitor for my gaming PC, when looking for a new monitor what should i look for to avoid this?

Also this is a pretty stupid question but how would I increase colour depth? Is it the 32-bit color? if so it's already at its highest.
August 23, 2012 8:11:06 AM

You'd need to see what colour depth your monitor supports. What's the precise model?
August 24, 2012 6:45:49 PM

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You'd need to see what colour depth your monitor supports. What's the precise model?

Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
a b C Monitor
August 24, 2012 9:07:11 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Computer Peripherals by Mousemonkey
August 26, 2012 3:26:03 AM

mi1ez said:
You'd need to see what colour depth your monitor supports. What's the precise model?

Any idea? Can I message you for some help if possible? Been trying to get this fixed by asking on a lot of forums, haven't really gotten much replies besides this thread.
a b C Monitor
August 26, 2012 5:33:48 AM

First you need to try the monitor on a different computer or source. If the problem persists then you know it is the monitor. As far as I'm aware, you can't really tell otherwise.
December 27, 2012 4:08:10 AM

Hate to bring this thread up again, but I bought a new monitor. a BenQ RL2450HT Gaming monitor. It still has the "banding" circles. Is it my video card?
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