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It is a Gateway FPD1960TFT LCD monitor. The red is acting up, sometimes none, sometimes to much, occationally flickers. I've checked all external computer connections none are loose. Moving the wiring where it enters the monitor has no impact. A light rap to the monitor and computer is no help. I?m Soluciting opinions. Monitor, driver, or card. Nvidia PNP GeForce 6100. Gateway GM5972 Computer. Thanks Lou

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