pictures goes from good to all grainy

December 26, 2009 at 15:32:09
Specs: Windows XP

Last night one of the guys helped me get the piece I needed to connect the Monitor to the PC (Asus cg5290) I got the VGA to DVIadapter and connected with not a problem, I had to go get a new wireless adapter today as well, but now the monitor has all kinds of grains in the picture, it goes from a beautiful picture for awhile to all sorts of lines and colors, I have gone on the HP site for help and downloaded the improvements for windows 7 but still get the grains in the monitor while my son is trying to play Runescape. Any ideas how to fix the monitor? thanks again Dottie

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#1
December 26, 2009 at 16:13:51

If in fact what you got was a wireless network adapter, I'm not sure how that would cause a problem with your monitor. Anyhow, what type of display is the machine connected to - a TV or computer monitor? And why are you not using a DVI cable?

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#2
December 26, 2009 at 17:11:42

Thank you for the help. I needed the adapter because the monitor HPw2338h has the AVG plug, the computer ASUS CG5290 for my sons gaming has the DVI (2 of them long white connections no purple AVG) so I bought the AVG to DVI adapter. The computer works fine. The wireless adapter was needed to get the internet upstairs from my dlink downstairs. The monitor comes on fine, the picture is beautiful but after about 10-15 minutes it gets all fuzzy and grainy. I went to the resolution site and the resolution matches the monitor and computer exactly. I have been all day on the HP site and tried everything to clear the graphics picture to no avail. I also bought the DMVI cable as the monitor has a connection for that but the computer is not DMVI capable. Any thoughts? thanks Dottie

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#3
December 26, 2009 at 18:01:16

Did u install the latest driver for your graphic card?

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#4
December 26, 2009 at 18:25:15

No I did not install anything for the graphics card, is that on the computer? How would I go about with the install? I just bought the computer would it still need an install? Thank you.

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#5
December 26, 2009 at 19:48:26

dottie woodward,

I looked up your HPw2338h & it has HDMI support, too bad your GeForce GTX 260 does not have an HDMI connector. You shouldn't have gotten a DVI-to-VGA adapter. What you should have gotten, IMHO, was a DVI cable ... you have a monitor with DVI support & a video card with DVI support. I could understand getting a DVI-to-HDMI if you were trying to connect to the display via HDMI.

HP has some suggestions for users with that monitor, you should check it out & do let us know if you need more help.

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#6
December 26, 2009 at 21:23:23

This was from Kwese last night:
your desktop and it comes with graphic card(260 gtx dvi connector) and the monitor has 1 hdmi connecter plus one vga connector, what u need to do is find dvi to vga adapter.

What would I do with a DVIi cable if the monitor is AVG?
Thanks but I was on that site all day, they do not have an answer for the screen being perfect and then turning all grainy. Thanks Dottie


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#7
December 26, 2009 at 23:26:58

dottie woodward,

You are right, the monitor only has VGA, in addition to the HDMI connector. I guess they assume you aren't going to have a need for DVI if the display is already equipped with an HDMI connector. My suggestion would have been a DVI-to-HDMI (Male-Male) cable rather than the DVI-to-VGA adapter.

Since you said that you've been to the HP link posted, did you install the drivers for the monitor as instructed by HP & have you tried a different driver for the video card?

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#8
December 27, 2009 at 04:53:03

Dear Sabertooth: I had to get some sleep, I work out of town today and tomorrow but will get the cable on the way home and let you know if it works....It is a shame one great gaming gift for my son and all of these problems...
I did install the drivers from the HP site.However they said nothing about windows 7 if that has anything to do with the problem.The picture is absoulutely beautiful and then comes and goes with all the fuzzines and streaks and blurs.
I have not messed with the graphics card yet.
Have a nice weekend. Dot

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#9
December 27, 2009 at 07:49:11

It sounds to me like the graphics may be overheating. If there is a fan on the graphics make sure it is turning and not being restricted by any wiring.

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#10
December 28, 2009 at 17:26:55

Hi guys: I just got home from two day work out of town. I am trying something else. I have switched my older monitor to the new ASUS gaming computer and so far 30 minutes it has not changed the picture at all...so far so good, I think. I will let it be until my son plays on it and then if it does not change would it not be a Monitor problem and not a server problem? thanks Dottie

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#11
December 30, 2009 at 04:45:31

changed out the monitor, brought it back for new one. It was the monitor thank goodness and not the server, thanks a lot for all the help.
He needs speakers though the new one did not come with any, it is an 23in LG, does anyone know how to attach speakers to this monitor, it does not have an audio hole only a headset hole.
The monitor and server are connected with DVI-D
Thank you. Dottie

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#12
December 31, 2009 at 08:13:53

Forget attaching speakers to the monitor. Instead, get a decent standalone speakers set ... they are not that expensive.

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