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Wierd things on monitor

By GURNBOY ·
From a compaq 5712. My kid plays the diablo2 game online a lot.
From time to time, the picture scrambles and he is left with a bunch of distorted colors on the screen. If we ctrl-esc back to desktop, then rejoin the game the problem goes away(until the next time).
Could this be the acceleration rate on the monitor? or just a diablo2 server problem.
This problem only occurs playing this game.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Wierd things on monitor

Hi the problem may be that the vertical or horizontal frequency sent to the monitor in Diablo2 is very close to the monitors maximum and the monitor sometimes looses lock, try turning off the monitor for 5 seconds then back on if the symptom goes itis definatly the monitor, if it does not it maybe the monitor or a problem with the software and or drivers. Have you got the correct monitor inf files setup on the computer.

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by GURNBOY In reply to Wierd things on monitor

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by christopher.huffam In reply to Wierd things on monitor

Another possibility is that you might be stretching the performance envelope for the video card. Check the requirements for the game against the video card. If you are at or near max performance for the card (and at capacity for video RAM), you could get simlar results.

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by TheChas In reply to Wierd things on monitor

Update the motherboard / chipset drivers.

Install / re-install the latest supported version of DirectX (Microsoft)

Install the latest video card drivers.

Then run dxdiag from the run box.
Go through all of the 3D tests. Any failures may indicate the cause of your problem.

Chas

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by hjs In reply to Wierd things on monitor

I'm with Chas. I think this is a video card/driver issue. My bet is the card.

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