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Old 11-11-2015, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello ! I am new to this forum so please don't mind if I forget to write something.

So,to begin.Recently I have started to have problems with my monitor.A lot of dead pixels in different colors (ussualy light green,pink,white and black) started to appear on my screen.But they dont appear when I turn on my computer.Actually,they appear about one hour after using computer.Then I restart my computer and everything is fine.I have screenshoted my screen,it looks like this: View image: Screenshot 1

Please help me,thanks
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds/looks to be graphics card related. How recently have you updated your drivers?
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Well I have this PC since 2012,my graphic card is Nvidia Quadro fx1700 and last update was 2009.I tried to update it and window jumped out saying that graphic driver is up to date
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Well I have this PC since 2012,my graphic card is Nvidia Quadro fx1700 and last update was 2009.I tried to update it and window jumped out saying that graphic driver is up to date
You need to go to nVidia's website to check for a new driver, not through WIndows Update / Device Manger's 'update'.
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Ouh,I will check and say if it is working.Thanks
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Might be getting overheated. Pop open the side panel and see if it needs to be cleaned.
Check all fans to make sure they are running.
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^Good suggestion, I second that - make sure the graphics card isn't all clogged up with dust. Or check your GPU temps with this: GPU Temp
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Man I could not for the life of me remember the term for that behavior. It's called artifacts. I had that problem with older cards in P4 systems that used passive cooling. 80mm case fans just don't get it in larger cases with high heat loads.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I had a Hanns G monitor that did that identical thing, it lasted for about 6 more months before it died, I thought it was the graphics too, Unless you try another monitor or use that monitor on a different pc, it's hard to determine if it's the card, drivers or monitor
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Ok,so this is how things are going.

I cleared my pc,downloaded the update.Now everything is fine,thank you all for help!

If pixels get back,will contact you again ! Thanks
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