Is it my monitor or v card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2007, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 15
Default Is it my monitor or v card

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.


toes is offline  
Old 07-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
peterhuang913's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Is it my monitor or v card

Yea, its a dying monitor.


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 07-13-2007, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,456
Send a message via AIM to phucng_10 Send a message via Yahoo to phucng_10
Default Re: Is it my monitor or v card

Monitor; I have the same problem with my Sony.
phucng_10 is offline  
Old 07-13-2007, 11:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 15
Default Re: Is it my monitor or v card

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.
toes is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Conflict between PCI Video card and PCI Wireless Network Adapter otaku_mike Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 06-13-2007 12:01 PM
Did my sound card die on me?? :( Nuggets Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 06-13-2007 11:17 AM
Sound Card Issues!! Nuggets Computer Audio and Multimedia 1 06-12-2007 08:40 PM
damaged video card sb14blue Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 05-13-2007 02:13 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.