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Interference on screen

Had this monitor for a couple of years and am using an ATI radeon 9700 card. But I have started getting interference across the screen (like snow). This is worse around the mouse pointer. Also there are pixels that appear in various colours but they disappear when I scroll the screen down. Can anyone help please please please?

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Re: Interference on screen

Are you able to test this monitor on another computer as it sounds like a graphics card fault and not the monitor.

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I have sapphire ati radeon 5570 graphics card. i have aoc 912sw+ 19 inch lcd monitor. how to connect hdmi port of graphics card with monitor?

the HDMI port is for connecting video and sound to a home theatre / surround sound system. I understand that this monitor only has a VGA connector.

The sapphire ati radeon 5570 graphics card has the following ports on the back to connect to a display: DVI (white), VGA (blue) and DisplayPort (the thin slot in the middle). You can use an ordinary VGA cable to connect the card to your monitor.

Unfortunately you cannot connect this card directly to your monitor using the DisplayPort.

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ATI Radeon 9200
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Is your graphics card drivers up to date to the latest?
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check if the same happnes on the bios. if yes then the monitor needs a repair.

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Flickering screen display

Flickering on the screen can be caused by defective hardware in the computer or by improperly installed software, but it can also be caused by interference from external devices. The following examples describe situations in which your screen could start flickering:
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  • Apart from interference, an incorrect setting in your system CMOS setup can also cause flickering. On some systems it is possible to distinguish between interlaced and non-interlaced monitors. The setup of your system should always be colour non-interlaced.
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Or a dry soldered joint-Connection.

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It's possible your video card or monitor is going bad. Which type of monitor do you have? If it's a CRT then my guess is....monitor.
Check all your cables and connections first.
If possible hook up a known working monitor to rule out memory or video card problems.Monitors have a refresh rate but I don't
recommend doing this without supervision or complete knowledge.
Check to make sure you don't have any interference close to your monitor. Interference would/could be: magnets/speakers/radio's/televisions/microwaves (not sure about micros.
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