Does highend games affect monitor screen?

August 25, 2010 at 11:26:01
Specs: Windows XP, E8200 (2 cpus in one pc ) 2.66 ghz and 4 GBs Ram
When i play highend games for some reason after some time some strange squares apear on my monitor. But how can this be ? My computer exceeds the requirements of any of the games i have . The games i had problems with include - Mafia 2 Call of Duty MW2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 . I am assuming that theres a problem with my monitor. Can my asssumption be correct ?

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#1
August 25, 2010 at 13:11:36
We can't answer without first knowing what the monitor yiu are using. Is the monitor CRT or LCD and what is the model.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#2
August 25, 2010 at 13:30:44
LCD Asus monitor

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#3
August 25, 2010 at 13:35:08
I doubt very much it is the monitor, LCD or CRT. More likely to be the graphics card. Possibly it is overheating or there the memory is faulty and it is not processing the data correctly.

Stuart


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#4
August 25, 2010 at 13:43:35
"LCD Asus monitor"

If this is the kind of info you're going to provide, it's gonna take a LONG time to get to the bottom of your problem. How about the model number? What resolution setting? What video card?


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#5
August 26, 2010 at 14:46:47
Im really sorry . Well the graphics card is Geforce GTX 470 - its new . Could it be possible that theres a problem with the monitors connection with the pc ? maybe the wire ? My native resolution is 1680x1050. I tried changing the way my graphic card processes the graphics ( high performance or high quality - fully ) but that didnt seem to make a change. Oh btw my ventilator is 550 wats, its still manages to keep my computer cooled but just on the limit.

I just cant find a way to get the name of the monitor - i tried running dx diag but i just couldnt find it . Any ideas on how to do that ?


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#6
August 27, 2010 at 15:52:50
Ok ive found out the name
The monitor is : Asus VW222U
Graphic Card : Geforce GTX 470
Ram : 4 gbs
Processor : Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 ( 2 cpus )

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#7
September 11, 2010 at 12:48:26
well i have provided all the info ... so how about some help ?

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#8
September 24, 2010 at 11:20:06
The monitor is : Asus VW222U ( LCD )
Graphic Card : Geforce GTX 470
Ram : 4 gbs
Processor : Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 ( 2 cpus )

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#9
September 24, 2010 at 13:38:02
This definitely sounds like vertex artifacts, which can happen if you overclock a video card - OR if you have a video card that has a problem with one of the cores.

To test this, I'd suggest finding something that can either record, or take a screenshot, of the game - fraps can work, but you might be able to find something simpler to take a screenshot (Some games have screenshot capabilities built-in). Then you can see if the artifacts show up in the screenshot as well. That will indicate that it's a video card problem instead of a monitor issue.

You can also run furmark and other video testing that will stress your video card and tell if you're getting artifacts after a certain amount of time. If so, the best thing to do is RMA your video card and get a new one - if you haven't overclocked it it should not be acting like that.


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#10
September 25, 2010 at 00:33:10
thank you very much

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#11
September 25, 2010 at 15:19:08
Would it also be a smart thing to get the whole computer to the shop and let them check it ? btw when the error occurs the only power i have over the computer is to turn it off or restart it.

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#12
September 25, 2010 at 18:47:56
Post your temps -system, CPU & GPU. If you don't have a temp monitoring program, try HWMonitor:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...

Also, post your power supply specs - make/model, wattage, amperage ratings on the +3.3v, +5v, +12v rails. If you don't know, open the case & look at the label on the side of the unit.


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#13
September 25, 2010 at 23:00:49
Would DxDiag information also help ?

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