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Old 07-13-2007, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Trinitron 19" CRT (5 years old) and one year old Radeon 9800 pro.

When I turn on my system I get a bit of a light show with flashing colors during post and once up to main screen. Until things warm up I get sudden pops and the color changes slightly. Also until system warms up colors are washed out.

If I turn on the computer and not the monitor till later I still get the same show.

I think its the monitor, any help?

I would love to get a Dell 24" or Samsung 244t but don't know if my system would drive it. Which one would you suggest.

As soon as Penryn and X38 comes out I will be replacing this 5 year old Dell Dimension 8200. I hope in time for Crysis.

Any comments would be deeply appreciated.


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Yea, its a dying monitor.


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Monitor; I have the same problem with my Sony.
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Thats what I was afaid of.

Not going to buy until Penryn.

I think my online racing is in deep trouble!!!


Thank for your time.
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