Monitor Wavy Line Problem

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  1. Markusfen

    Markusfen Member

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    Hi all.

    I have recently bought a new GPU (MSI HD7850) and since then have developed very faint wavy lines on my monitor when playing games. These lines are very hard to describe, they are not solid, more like 'ghost' looking and are horizontal across the screen. I guess you could call it a wave effect and easier to see against a dark background.

    At first I thought it was the GPU, but I tried with a GTX460 and I had the same problem (tested in GW2). I have tried changing the VGA cables (that's all my monitor can take) and even changed the vga/dvi adapter attached to the gpu.

    Am I looking at potentially getting a new monitor here, or am i missing something blatantly obvious?

    Oh and there is no other electrical equipment around the PC. Just the monitor and modem.

    Hope you can help
     
  2. naike

    naike Ancient Guru

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    How old is the monitor?
    Did it occur to you that it might be a good idea to post the monitor specs, model etc.?..
     
  3. Markusfen

    Markusfen Member

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    The monitor is about 3 years old.

    It is an LCD Acer X233H
     
  4. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    You got another computer or laptop you could test the monitor with?
     

  5. Markusfen

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    I tried it with another monitor, same problem.

    Could it be that the PSU is going ?
     
  6. naike

    naike Ancient Guru

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    Could it be software related?
    Does it occur in bios as well?
     
  7. BABA-The Hacker

    BABA-The Hacker Banned

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    did u asked anyone (maid or anyone)...if they hard pressured cleaned it?....or

    had it been stressed to other SCREEN REFRESH RATES?


    Wires earthed????
     
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  8. Markusfen

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  9. BABA-The Hacker

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    nah,////


    most of the times..."low cost" chassis..and electrical power do make the topic...how?

    - Not grounded electrical system-they do make interference!
    -Bad computer case: not within standards


    That's why i've asked if .... ur current [electric power] system...ok? *wires earthed*


    Yeah...

    Get an ELECTRICAL TEST SCREWDRIVER :

    [​IMG]

    (knw how to use it...easy)

    check the outer parts of your computer case and ur PSU....

    It should not light!!!!!



    Give a feedback:) after checking it out....
     
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  10. BABA-The Hacker

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    Only on a specific game..the problem arose??
     

  11. naike

    naike Ancient Guru

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    Let me get this straight...
    It just appeared, and now any monitor and any GPU it will reproduce the problem?
     
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  12. SoloCreep

    SoloCreep Master Guru

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    Screen tearing? Are you using Vsync? Just starting here at the basics as tearing can be wavy like you're describing.
     
  13. Markusfen

    Markusfen Member

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    @naike Yes, that's correct

    @Solocreep Yes, I am using Vsync. It's not screen tearing. It doesn't look like a graphical glitch.
     
  14. cartdog

    cartdog Ancient Guru

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    Have a look at monitor refresh rate settings, aswell as nvidia refresh rate settings. 59-60hz
     
  15. naike

    naike Ancient Guru

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    The problem you describe sounds really like a monitor that's going to break any moment.
    Could it be the cable?
     

  16. must_kill_ati

    must_kill_ati Maha Guru

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    Is the monitor cable touching, or very close to, your power cord?
     

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