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Moniter flicker Recently my monitor started to constantly flicker with little dots. The dots are only in a spefic part of my screen (a band of around about 2 inches on the right hand side of the monitor). I've looked on numerous blogs,and changing the refresh rate seems to be a good start but the only rate it allows is 60 hertz. Also I have an S3 VIA chrome9 HC IGP video card. In the settings it only recognises a CRT moniter but it's an LCD. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Moniter flicker

Check whether there is any magnetic material near to the monitor(Speakers, Adaptor, UPS etc). Try again after removing it.

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Re: Moniter flicker

Any monitor flickers at 60 hertz. The usual reason for being unable to use faster refresh frequencies is that the correct video card driver and/or monitor driver are not installed. Another possibility is that the resolution is set too high. Assuming Windows XP, right click on the background, choose "properties", settings tab, advanced button. Check to make sure your video card is named - the monitor is not as important but would certainly be helpful. If not, did out the CD's that came with them or download drivers from the manufacturer's website. On the other possibility, on the adapter tab, there ought to be a "list all modes" button so you can choose resolution and refresh rate at the same time. Your LCD monitor will be fussy about the resolution, so you may need several tries to get something that looks good and doesn't flicker.

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