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New Monitor Problems

I just purchased a new Sceptre x22WG-Gamer 22" LCD Monitor and i am having some troubles with it.

When i first turn it on, everything runs perfectly and i have no problems. After about 30 or so seconds, i start seeing these colored, static-looking horizontal lines that are evenly spaced across the middle of the screen.

This happens when I am running in VGA mode. When ever i try to run in DVI, the monitor doesn't get a signal.

I'm guessing it has something to do with the cables that came with the monitor. any help?

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Any chance that your video card can't support

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the native resolution of the monitor??? That's 1600 X 1200, correct???

I had a video card where the analog could support the 17 Inch 1200 X 1024 but the DVI output of the card would do no better than 1024 X 780 or so. Got a different card.

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In reply to: Any chance that your video card can't support

the native res of the monitor is 1680x1050 (its a widescreen)

I have an ATi Radeon x300 SE that came with my comp and I'm pretty sure it will support this res...

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I'm not sure if not

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having the correcdt resolution could cause the problem. The widescreen resolutions are relatively new, and may require something to be done to get to such an odd value.

I think that you should contact ATI and see if they have any ideas. I know that Nvidia gives info on their site for setting the wide screen resolution with their cards.

I always have found ATI drivers to be confusing, but found ATI to be rather helpful.

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