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Old 01-10-2006, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Purple Flickering?! Help Please!

About 3 weeks ago I built a brand new system. It's been running perfectly up until now. For the past two days I have noticed that the color flickers on my monitor. Every once in awhile the entire screen turns purple for a split-second. I can still see everything on my desktop and whatnot, but it's like looking through purple-colored glasses.

Sometimes instead of the entire screen turning purple, little bands of purple will run along the width of the screen.

My monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 740a and my graphics card is a ATI Radeon X700 Pro. Any idea what's going on?


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Old 01-10-2006, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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artifacts? maybe your gfx card is overheating...

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Old 01-10-2006, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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check the cable mojnitor connector to your video card. It might be lose. Is this a new monitor? CRT or LED? I doubt it is the video card. Sounds more like either the cable is lose or your monitor is taking a dump! EDIT: Swap out with an old monitor and run it for a day and see if the problem repeats itself.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah...this is a brand new LCD monitor. It's probably just the connector...I'm going to try a different connector if it happens again. So far I have reconnected to the monitor cable and haven't seen any purple streaks....yet!
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Rico beat me to it.

Sounds like a loose connection or a bad monitor cable.

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