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video display wavers a little

System: local build P4 3.0 GHz with 1 GB memory;
ATI 9200 Graphics card; new LCD monitor;
drive: Seagate 120 GB 7200 rpm
The problem;
The display does a slight squiggly thing as if it were under water. A clue: it might be associated with a faint whining noise because it starts doing that when the noise starts.
The tech genius at Best B. suggested it was the settings on the font -- which seems unlikely to me.
It is possible is a line power issue which makes me think of an expensive voltage regulator.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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My first thoughs

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The display should be rock steady on LCDs. If you have a warranty on this local build or the monitor, it needs to be dealt with that way. If this was a CRT, I'd have you look at display settings or for electromagnetic devices near the monitor. CRTs sometimes need to warm up to stabilize as well but not LCDs. Have the "tech genius" at Best Buy (if that's where you got this or the monitor) take a look, try another display, video card, etc.

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That's what I thought...

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That's what I thought at first, but it's not a CRT...

I'd say it's safe to rule out your monitor. The problem lies somewhere in the machine itself. Try to change to different screen resolutions, and see if that makes any difference.

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No, don't mess with screen resolution on an LCD

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It only runs best in it's native resolution. These also don't have a broad range of refresh rates as do CRTs. 60 hz is good and they will reject most others. A flickering screen is an annoyance and a warranty issue until that period lapses.

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