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How do I stop the horizontal lines rolling on my monitor?

by umhbftw / February 7, 2013 9:38 AM PST

I have Googled this and seen many answers, but have not found one that solves the problem. Basically, my brother and I cobbled together the best parts from some old computers and I'm using the resulting computer to for specific tasks. The specs are (bad):
Windows XP SP3
AMD Sempron Procecessor
3400+
1.81 GHz, 896 MB of RAM
Radeon 9200 series video card
The motherboard is from an emachine but I don't know anything more specific.

It is scrolling if I use the original motherboard VGA port or the "new" Radeon one.
It is scrolling even in the BIOS.
Changing color, resolution, acceleration, etc. does not help.
Drivers are up to date.
It is not the monitor or cable (I've checked by plugging in another computer and there is no scrolling).

Any other thoughts?

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by umhbftw / February 7, 2013 11:32 AM PST

I'm still not sure what was causing the problem, but it seems this particular monitor and desktop just don't get along. So I've moved some hardware around in my house and the problem is solved that way. May not be the best solution but it seemed easiest.

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That means
by Jimmy Greystone / February 7, 2013 9:48 AM PST

That means you've got a bad video card if the monitor and cable check out in other configs and you're getting the issue even before the OS loads.

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Both video cards?
by umhbftw / February 7, 2013 10:02 AM PST
In reply to: That means

The original motherboard one (i think it's Nvidia) and the Radeon I put in? (It's certainly possible; it just doesn't seem likely...)
BTW, a new cable helps, but doesn't solve the issue...

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