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    Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Hey Guys,

    When playing games I get a small line across the top 3rd of my middle monitor (connected via DVI) I don't have any problems with the side monitors, I have turned vSync on in both my GPU and Game settings but the line is still there..... anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of it?

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Have you tried swapping one of the side monitors with it. If you get the same line on that then its pc related. If you still get it when its a side monitor then i would say its monitor related. If it goes away when its a side monitor then that's just odd.

    I would hook it up to another machine or try a vga cable/dvi or hdmi etc.

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    All games ? Does it happen in 2d ? Swapped the cables around ?
    Sounds like a driver / software issue.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    After a few tests this evening I seem to have narrowed it down to using a DVI cable from my GPU to my monitor as the cause of the problem. My only problem here is that the only other port on my GPU is HDMI but I don't have a HDMI port on my monitors

    No doubt I am going to need some sort of converter, does anyone have any ideas about what I should be looking for?

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    As you're only running a "single link" resolution, a simple passive HDMI to DVI adapter will be fine. You could also just buy a HDMI to DVI cable and that'll work too to save your desk from extra mess from an adapter.

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    I hadn't thought of doing it that way tbh, I will take a look in town/tesco and see if I can get one today - Thanks Ulti

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    So is it doing it on more than one DVI cable? and what about to the other screens. Is it the cable GPU DVI socket or screen DVI socket?

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Still getting the same proble with the new HDMI to DVI cable.... Not really sure what it could be tbh.

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Does it follow the monitor if you swap it around, or does it follow what you're outputting to?

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Does it follow the monitor if you swap it around, or does it follow what you're outputting to?
    Which ever monitor isn't using a displayport connection suffers from these lines, I have moved it from my middle screen to one of the side ones buts it just one of them things that bugs me lol!

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    So it seems you have narrowed it down to the dvi port on the gpu then.

    O wonder if a duff connctor in the port could cauese this though you would think it wwould have a more significant affect than one line or pixels.

    I would take the gpu out and wipe the contacts and blow the socket.
    If you have a second pci express slot try thay. Then if thay has no effect see if there is a firmware update. Also you could try it in a differenr machine to be sure.

    Long shots I know

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    Re: Lines Across Screen - Help/Advice?

    Yup that was what the test was designed to figure out. Good suggestions for follow ups.

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