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My display is wonky and wonkier it gets for each day. Is there a way to find out if it's the screen or the video card that is BSODed? I haven't been able to borrow another screen, which would of course be the easiest way to find out.

It started with short, thin lines showing up in columns where there was a solid or close to solid color. Pure black, pure white and yellow weren't affected.

Now colors are garbled and solid color areas flicker (like the chrome of programs and windows, old Windows gray style).

How the problem manifests itself is affected by the display mode I choose on the screen. In Standard and sRGB mode light lines are rolling down the screen (much as it could look at a badly tuned old fat TV). If I choose Movie or Dynamics the rolling lines go away but colors look like they were designed by Disney.

The problem gets worse if I leave the computer idle. If I'm not working at it I leave a movie on so something happens on the screen.

I haven't made any changes lately, neither to the computer or its environment. Tried to turn speakers off and so on.

No biggie, I was contemplating getting a new screen anyway, so I'm thinking of getting that first, even if it's more expensive. But it's the worst time of the year, shops are jammed full with people, things get sold out and since I don't keep up with hardware it takes me some time to figure out what I want. sad.gif

WARNING: I really suck at hardware, so you need to talk to me like to a baby. cool.gif
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pandy   Display problem   Dec 25 2016, 10:05 AM
Christian J   You could try switching OS if you have more than o...   Dec 25 2016, 05:49 PM
pandy   Alas I have only one OS now and one card. I've...   Dec 26 2016, 01:08 PM
pandy   And they downsized it even if I said they shouldn...   Dec 26 2016, 01:11 PM
Christian J   I think you can see the pattern och colors shifts...   Dec 26 2016, 03:30 PM
pandy   You don't see that raster pattern? No, screen...   Dec 26 2016, 03:57 PM
pandy   Here's one in Standard display mode. The other...   Dec 26 2016, 04:00 PM
Christian J   You don't see that raster pattern? Yes I do,...   Dec 26 2016, 04:36 PM
pandy   You are so clever! :D Hmm. That's anothe...   Dec 26 2016, 05:10 PM
pandy   Hm, what's the path to the screen? I didn...   Dec 26 2016, 05:15 PM
pandy   BTW, what do you think about that screens get larg...   Dec 26 2016, 06:01 PM
Christian J   BTW, what do you think about that screens get lar...   Dec 26 2016, 07:58 PM
pandy   I suppose such screens are meant to be viewed from...   Dec 26 2016, 08:12 PM
pandy   It really was quite stupid of me not to figure out...   Dec 26 2016, 09:53 PM
pandy   Found an interesting page here. http://isthisretin...   Dec 26 2016, 10:39 PM
Christian J   Found an interesting page here. http://isthisreti...   Dec 27 2016, 09:14 AM
pandy   Yes, I also started calculating PPI and wasn't...   Dec 27 2016, 05:27 PM
Christian J   I'm sort of thinking now that getting two sc...   Dec 27 2016, 05:47 PM
pandy   Yeah, but that would be odd. Yes, that's w...   Dec 27 2016, 07:06 PM
Christian J   But maybe that's odd with different resolutio...   Dec 28 2016, 07:40 AM
Christian J   Never! I've thrown my TV out and I don...   Dec 28 2016, 09:15 AM
pandy   Sure. But if you buy a new TV set they report you ...   Dec 28 2016, 11:35 AM
pandy   What you've said about ppi and scaling got me ...   Dec 28 2016, 11:00 PM
Christian J   What you've said about ppi and scaling got me...   Dec 29 2016, 08:31 AM
pandy   No idea. From what I've read, IPS panels are ...   Dec 29 2016, 09:37 AM
Christian J   Yes, but there's an additional problem. I lik...   Dec 29 2016, 02:55 PM
pandy   You mean you must sit closer because of the glass...   Dec 29 2016, 04:37 PM
Christian J   I don't use progressive glasses. Maybe those ...   Dec 29 2016, 08:16 PM
pandy   [quote name='pandy' post='133460' date='Dec 29 20...   Dec 29 2016, 10:35 PM
pandy   FYI I just ordered the huge Philips screen which h...   Mar 23 2017, 01:09 PM
Christian J   I suppose such screens are meant to be viewed fro...   Dec 27 2016, 09:06 AM
Christian J   Hm, what's the path to the screen? I didn...   Dec 26 2016, 07:35 PM
pandy   Oh, that! Me, I'm well aware of the cable...   Dec 26 2016, 08:00 PM
Christian J   You are so clever! :D Hmm. That's anoth...   Dec 26 2016, 07:34 PM
pandy   It has arrived. I'll fetch it tomorrow. Le...   Mar 29 2017, 07:29 PM
pandy   You're off the hook. It was the screen. *beep...   Mar 30 2017, 02:46 PM
Christian J   You're welcome! Have you kept using the br...   Mar 23 2017, 04:26 PM
pandy   I have. :shades: It was kinda accidental. It too...   Mar 23 2017, 06:58 PM
Christian J   You could get a (almost) new GPU too, sometimes yo...   Mar 30 2017, 06:06 PM
pandy   Nuh, computer is only about 2 years old. GPU? I...   Mar 30 2017, 07:04 PM
Christian J   GPU? I'm not sure what GPU is. Wikipedia says...   Mar 30 2017, 08:28 PM
pandy   To be exact it's part of the graphics card: h...   Mar 30 2017, 09:17 PM
Christian J   Are you sure it can be exchanged separately? Neve...   Mar 31 2017, 08:15 AM
pandy   No I meant the whole card, but writing "GPU...   Mar 31 2017, 02:29 PM
pandy   My version is 11.04 and it clearly states it freew...   Mar 31 2017, 02:39 PM
pandy   I've found uses for a maximized window. I have...   Apr 3 2017, 07:12 AM
pandy   Yeah, I recently heard placing the screen low, I...   Apr 4 2017, 08:08 AM
Christian J   also helps with dry eyes since the eye lids will ...   Apr 4 2017, 02:25 PM
pandy   Yeah, two screens seems like an ideal setup in man...   Apr 5 2017, 07:18 AM
Christian J   But we have large screens and need the distance. ...   Apr 5 2017, 10:08 AM
pandy   The top of my new screen is 1 cm higher than the o...   Apr 5 2017, 02:42 PM
Darin McGrew   At work, the default setup is a docking station wi...   Apr 4 2017, 11:23 PM
Christian J   Here's one that attaches to a table: https://w...   Apr 5 2017, 07:51 PM
pandy   Looks quite handy. But it doesn't look like th...   Apr 6 2017, 06:39 AM
Christian J   According to the schematic, the actual holder (att...   Apr 6 2017, 07:29 AM
pandy   Ah, in that case it could be something.   Apr 6 2017, 07:34 PM
pandy   Actually, one of the programs I rejected turned ou...   Apr 14 2017, 10:20 PM
pandy   I've discovered a feature. :shades: We talk...   Mar 29 2018, 05:06 PM
Darin McGrew   At work, our laptops run Windows 7 Enterprise, and...   Mar 29 2018, 10:01 PM
pandy   Hmm. Could I have missed it before? Of course, I s...   Mar 30 2018, 07:26 AM

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