posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 10:29 PM
If others are having similar problems with similar monitors, I would contact Dell. I had a monitor that would just throw a yellow filter over
everything every once in a while, then it would go away. I tested it on several computers to discover that it was the monitor and not the computer,
then contacted Dell. Since it was still under warranty, they just replaced it.
Contact Dell, it may be a design flaw. As to your video feeds dying in blue screens of death, that's an OS problem or a Media Player problem. Be sure
you have all of your security updates, and you may want to try uninstalling Windows Media Player and reinstalling it again (you can get it off of
If you're using a different program when that happens and have gotten any Windows updates, you may want to uninstall it and reinstall it. Every time
I've gotten a Windows update, my Interactual player is no longer my default program (Media player is) for playing DVDs, and the installation is
corrupted. I'm sure it's not intentional, since Microsoft is into fair business practices
If all else fails, try bringing your monitor to a friend's house and see if it does it there. Don't
replace your video card unless you've
ruled out all other possibilities. Those things are expensive! However, they do go out easily and interface directly with your computer, so that may
be the problem with your crashes.
You might also want to check out GeForce's website and see if there are any FirmWare updates to download. Could just be a bug in the video card's
programming that's crashing and screwing with your system, though it doesn't sound like it's the cause of your flicker.