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Windows 7: [Monitor] Is this normal?

10 May 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
[Monitor] Is this normal?

Hello,

I get some horizon lines sometimes on one of my screens, they ain't coloured, just gray and dark. I have two screens, the one which is doing it, is running 1680x1050. The lines hang in 0.5-1sec only. My GPU is around 49-57 celsius.
When I move my monitor, the lines it also appearing, and the brightness is adjusting.


First of all. Is it normal to have a GPU on 49-57 celsius?

Thanks!

FredeGail


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10 May 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you made sure the cable connections on the video card and the monitor are tight? From what you describe that it happens when moving the monitor, sounds like the cable is loose.
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10 May 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Have you made sure the cable connections on the video card and the monitor are tight? From what you describe that it happens when moving the monitor, sounds like the cable is loose.
Please have a look at the picture below. It came to my mind that I have some sort of .. gray .. I don't know what I use it for. Maybe It's because they doesn't fit in. I'll try

Ough! And is it normal to have such GPU on that temperature. If you know the software called SpeedFan, it had a symbol to the right from the GPU, and it was a "flame". Still the GPU was like 52C. If it's high or not, I don't know.

You can check my system specs for gfx-card.

SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Lol, you can even see the dust.

The Right cable is the one making lines, the Left cable is my second monitor not making lines.

Again, is it normal to have that celsius?


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10 May 2011   #4
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi FredeGail. Have you tried swapping the monitor connections to see if the problem moves to to other monitor?
Regards
JohnnyA
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10 May 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Hi FredeGail. Have you tried swapping the monitor connections to see if the problem moves to to other monitor?
Regards
JohnnyA
Hello johnnya, and stormy13, sorry I haven't said thanks for both of your answers

johnnya - Do you mean like swapping the cables opposite? Or swapping which direction your cursor moves at the end of the screens?

FredeGail.
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10 May 2011   #6
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Swapping the cables.
Regards
JohnnyA
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10 May 2011   #7
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Swapping the cables.
Regards
JohnnyA
Allright, I'll try that. Eventually there's like 10-30min between the lines. So I'll schedule the time on responding.

Thank you johnnya! And please keep watching the thread
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10 May 2011   #8
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry FredeGail but I have to head out on a service call. I am sure someone will pickup the thread and lend a hand if necessary. I will check on you later.
Regards
JohnnyA
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10 May 2011   #9
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Sorry FredeGail but I have to head out on a service call. I am sure someone will pickup the thread and lend a hand if necessary. I will check on you later.
Regards
JohnnyA
Thanks mate.
No lines by far. I'll report back if it's still happening. If it's returning, I'll name it a faulty monitor.

Your help is much appreciated.
+1 rep for you.
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10 May 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looking at that picture you posted, definitely make sure that all the screws are tight. With using the DVI-VGA adapter that just makes one more connection and 2 more screws to check. Also make sure there is nothing pushing down on either monitor cable that could cause tension in the DVI port on the video card.

As for the temperature, if that is the idle temp then it is OK. Also depends on how clean the fan and heatsink on the card are and what kind of aiflow there is through the case. The important temperature to watch for is what it gets up to when there is a load on the card from a game or something.
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