PC Monitor Woes ugh, here we go again
#1 Posted 24 December 2010 - 06:04 PM
It seems as though my wide screen 22" budget brand KDS monitor has failed me yet again. Or has it?
During the course of the past couple of days, my monitor has seeminly done.. Well, exactly whatever the hell it's wanted to. At very random intervals it will just go black (the light representing its power still remains), requiring me to turn it off then on again to regain use of my PC. This can happen 20 times in an hour, or no times in a day, it seems to be completely random.
The inverter went out in this monitor last year sometime, however when that happened I remember it going out almost IMMEDIATELY every time I powered it on. I had it sent away to be replaced.
Now, here's the kicker.
My monitor is hooked up via a DVI cable to my computer (running Windows 7 Professional, on one of the two DVI slots on my GTX260), as well as a VGA cable to my Xbox360. I have yet to witness my monitor fail while using the Xbox, which made my "graphics card is failing" senses start to tingle .
I've tried rolling back drivers, downloading new ones, etc but to no avail, yet it also has yet to black out on me whilst booting windows, or in the bio's screen. So, I'm pretty much stumped.
Anyone got any ideas on how I can confirm the piece of hardware (software?) that's failing?
Thanks a lot,
#2 Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:29 PM
#3 Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:29 AM
Don't forget the fact that it works 100% of the time in the BIOs screen, as well as 100% of the time while playing xbox.
#4 Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:49 AM
the only other thing I can think of to check besides the refresh rate are the drivers for the monitor, make sure they're up to date
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#6 Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:56 PM
50 bucks off with free shipping as of now. Might as well go up to 27" if your gonna buy a new one. its awesome. better picture than my old Samsung 22" and less edgebleeding. The edgebleeding is almost nonexistent compared to other large TFT monitors so ignore the reviews that claim this as an issue.... did i also mention the 1ms repsonse time