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"Waves" generating from the right of the screen.

I replaced my power supply today, due to damage from a storm. The original was 300w, but I couldn't find one in my city, so I bought the closes I could find, which was a 350w. I installed the power supply, and turned on the PC and my monitor has these sort of "waves" on the right side of the scree, that occasionally come across the whole screen. There's no color change, the picture's just distorted along these lines. They don't really interfere with what I see, it's just annoying, and obviously a problem. When I reinstalled my old power supply just for a test, it went back to working fine like it had before..what could have caused this?

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It's power distortion. If you move the monitor away from the pc, the waves will stop. It's magnetic distortion causing this interference. Your monitor is fine.

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My theory to sp3ct3r problem...That also happened to my supply...what I figured the power surge put the inverter in the suplly on "over load" and the supply shut down as the capacitors are "over charged". Once this charge bleeded with time, then the power supply was in essence"reset" and all is fine. However, one might think damage had to some level!!!!!
As to the higher wattage rating that is runs cooler and also you can add more peripherals down the road demanding more power without overloading the supply.

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Could you try to change the refresh rate of the monitor. Just right click on the desktop click on the settings tab on the window that appears then click on the advanced button at the bottom and another windows appears then click on the monitor tab try changing the refresh rate at the drop down menu untill the monitor stop the waves

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

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