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Windows 7: Could my monitor be starting to fail?

21 Apr 2016   #1
Glaice

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Could my monitor be starting to fail?

Every so often I get a split second horizontal flickering across the center of my screen (happens during gaming sometimes too!) and this worries me as if it is a sign of my monitor showing signs of the beginning of the end. I highly doubt it's my video card as I am having no issues for the past 3 years and I also don't run things at maximum as well.

There is no fuzzy text/images, there are no issues with it powering on and there are no odd coloration or patterns but there is the flickering mentioned. I do believe I've had this monitor for a good 4-5 years so far and it's a 20 inch LCD widescreen Acer.

I'd like some second opinions before I go and make a purchase to replace this monitor.


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23 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Glaice ate it could be either the monitor or the GPU have you updated the driver for the GPU and checked in msinfo32 or Device Manager for problem devices?
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