Graphics display issue/s.

By boxfiddler Moderator ·
Does it matter which slot of two my PCIExpress video card is installed to? It's a 16X card installed to a 16X slot. There are two 16X slots. I've installed to the one furthest from the CPU, if that's relevant.

I'm having some weird display issues.
'Fluid' scrolling. Very disconcerting.
'Blinking' display. Also very disconcerting.

Card is ASUS AX 300SE\T, installed to an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. OS is WinXP Pro, SP2. Monitor is Samsung 913v.

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If it offends thee

by santeewelding In reply to Graphics display issue/s.

Pluck it out and put it in the other slot. See what happens.

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Last ditch...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to If it offends thee

I'm trying to avoid any more pita with this build. I may not succeed, but I'm trying.

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I don't think it matters

by jcitron In reply to Graphics display issue/s.

which slot you put the card in as long as it's the same kind of slot.

The problems to me sound like interference of some kind caused by a loose connection or a shielding problem.

Try tightening up your monitor cable on the back of the monitor and on the PC its self. Also try moving your video signal cable away from any power cables it maybe near. Sometimes the shielding isn't that great on the cable.

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by jeremyrem In reply to I don't think it matters

you can also try adjusting the resolution, or refresh rate, what its currently set at may not be supported by your monitor.

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I don't think it matters

I'll double-check cabling. I wonder, as the front of this box is open for the moment, perhaps I'm garnering interference there? Also, there's no panel around the I/O ports in the back. Could that matter?

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For giggles,

by seanferd In reply to Graphics display issue/s.

check the refresh rate.

It does sound a bit like an interference issue, but trying a different valid refresh rate is easy.

Are the drivers you expect to be in use for the card and the monitor the drivers which are actually in use? (Yeah, sometimes a specific, vendor-provided monitor driver is necessary or better.)

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Yes to both.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to For giggles,

And I do have refresh rates this monitor can't handle hidden in that option. It was running at 70, which supposedly this monitor can do. I've changed it to 60, the only other option.

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by seanferd In reply to Yes to both.

I hate low refresh rates.

Even though this does not have the same sort of meaning as it does for CRTs, a higher refresh rate can really make a difference, particularly when the monitor is not set at the default resolution. Unless the monitor cannot handle it, in which case it looks worse. Default is frequently 60Hz.

Of course, refresh rate, resolution, and color depth are interrelated, so going for a higher refresh means losing color depth and/or resolution.

Q: Are you using filtered power? It may help. Anything electrical near the box or the monitor which isn't the box or the monitor?

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I still think

by santeewelding In reply to Waugh!

She needs to whack it with a mallet.

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Ah ha ha...oh.

by seanferd In reply to I still think

I thought you had said, "mullet".

Capital idea, though.

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