Some time ago, I began to notice that random black lines would flash on my main monitor during times that the monitor was displaying anything that moved a lot (Usually videos or games). I assumed it was just the monitor beginning to fail, as it is a rather cheap VGA monitor going through a VGA-DVI adapter to my ATI Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X. However, after some time, the black lines and graphical stuttering began to display on my second monitor as well, albeit in a more minor case that the main monitor.
I can only assume that this is indicating some sort of damage to my graphics card, but could anybody confirm that? I'll try plugging the same two monitors into another computer tonight to test if it is indeed the monitors, however, I find it extremely unlikely that both monitors would begin to fail around the same time- especially when my second monitor is considerably newer than my main monitor.
My system specifications are in my signature, but for reference, my main monitor is running at 1600x900 through a VGA-DVI adapter, and my second monitor is native DVI running at 1280x1024.
I can get the exact model numbers of the monitors if needed- I just didn't feel that it was necessary given the situation. If you need any additional information, feel free to ask.
MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon 5770 Vapor-X
AMD HD Audio
2TB Hitachi HDD (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit)
LG DVD-RW SATA
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