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    Default Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    I've been having these problems lately and was wondering what's causing it.

    After a few mins of normal use, the monitor flashes intermittently before increasing its occurence and period of time between screen and blacks.

    I've swapped monitors. No change
    Swapped DVI cables NO change

    Could it be the PSU or Graphics Card failing?


    Thanks a million.

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    CRT or LCD Make model number.
    Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core, Asus P8Z 68-V LE MB, GTX 560 TI 1GB DDR5 graphics card, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 8gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 ram , Viewsonic VX2233WM LCD 1080P HD Monitor. Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 64MB Sata3 HD

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    But as he has tried a different monitor how will the make and model number help?

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    What OS?

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    It could be just about anything.

    Give us details:
    Graphics card
    Monitor details/age
    Operating system
    Any recent changes to soft/firm/hardware

    I had that happen when I updated from Ubuntu 9.04-9.10. As it was my second OS, I just deleted it and went back to only using Vista.
    Insert Witticism Here

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    Download a new graphics driver. If it is using the newest, download an older one.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    What OS?
    asus p5w dh deluxe
    XP 32bit
    256mb XFX 7900gt
    Corsair 520W

    3 years old.

    Will try to rollback Graphics driver, but difficult as the MONitor flashes unexpectedly.....

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    A quick way to test whether it is a driver problem or not-boot into safe mode

    Tap F8 on boot and select safe mode with your arrow keys

    Blam


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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    Christ, talk about BIOS updates, this mobo has 20 of them lol. Must be pretty buggy to have that many. What BIOS is on it? Its up to 3001. Is SP3 on it? What resolution have you set it to and the hertz? I would have a look in the forum. If it is a mobo issue
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 20-12-2009 at 08:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Monitor Flashes on and off...Plz help

    if that setup is 3 years old, and there has been no problems before - I'd guess its more of a graphic card problem.

    Has there been any graphic card driver updates done ?? If not then why all of a sudden is it playing up, apart from some sort of corruption somehow.

    First I'd try a different card, or as Blam suggested try it in safe mode,since that only loads default drivers. If it plays up in safe mode, change the card.

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