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I've only really just noticed this as its hardly noticeable when Im playing games, but on my desktop background which is a light grey im getting flashing white pixels. At first i thought it was the monitor and that area just had some stuck pixels in it until I pulled up a program which had a dark blue background and where ever I moved the program around my desktop there were little dots ands small horizontal lines that were appearing in black.

As I've stated before it was not even noticeable in the games, although I loaded one up to check to see if it was happening and I saw small flashing pixels very vaguely on the top right of my screen.

Any ideas what could be causing this? I gave sli a shot at and disabled it but it still happens.
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Uh oh....! The dreaded artifacts....

If these lines/dots seem random and still show up with different monitors, that means that your graphics card (one of them, anyway) is dying. RMA them ASAP, says I.
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sorry if i missed something as im sick and sleep deprived, but before we go any further, i need to ask, does this only happen on portions of the screen which are displaying shades of grey?
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXETBMz4pI&feature=related[/ame]

^^^If it looks anything like this, you have a dying GPU.

Further reading from eHow:

Artifacts

Graphical artifacts are sections of misrendered pixels that stand out significantly when displayed on the computer's monitor. The presence of graphical artifacts is symptomatic of a failing graphics card. Artifacts usually show up as randomly miscolored pixels in a mosaic-like pattern. The presence of artifacts signify that any one of the graphics card subsystems--such as its memory or GPU--has failed.
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by coachmark2;14626817 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXETBMz4pI&feature=related

^^^If it looks anything like this, you have a dying GPU.

Further reading from eHow:

Artifacts

Graphical artifacts are sections of misrendered pixels that stand out significantly when displayed on the computer's monitor. The presence of graphical artifacts is symptomatic of a failing graphics card. Artifacts usually show up as randomly miscolored pixels in a mosaic-like pattern. The presence of artifacts signify that any one of the graphics card subsystems--such as its memory or GPU--has failed.

No it looks nothing like that. These things are so tiny, they are like flickers.
post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549;14626810 
sorry if i missed something as im sick and sleep deprived, but before we go any further, i need to ask, does this only happen on portions of the screen which are displaying shades of grey?

This is the strange thing, on the grey its only to the right side of the monitor that it flickers white but when I move the program around with a dark blue background it doesn't matter what side its on it still flickers black.
post #7 of 8
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Oh great.. here is an update guys. I plugged it up to my other monitor that runs at 1280 x 1024 and guess what... no problems, no flickering, white pixels or black vertical lines. Does this mean that its my monitor then ?
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Jue;14627195 
Oh great.. here is an update guys. I plugged it up to my other monitor that runs at 1280 x 1024 and guess what... no problems, no flickering, white pixels or black vertical lines. Does this mean that its my monitor then ?

It sounds like your display panel just has crap algorithms for rendering missing colors to me. Most TN (and even lower end IPS) panels cannot display all the colors that they consider to be "in gamut" so they use software to "blend" nearby pixels to create the right color.

Are these single pixel artifacts? If so, thats exactly whats going on.
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