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Hello everyone.

I am creating this new thread because of a problem that recently occured to my monitor. Earlier today, before going to school, I turned on my pc so I can leave it downloading, but suddenly noticed something different: my screen had gotten brighter. At first, I thought it was something of small importance, but when I came back from school, it was the same. It is not some natural brightness, it is obvious that something has caused it.. I lowered the gama, tweaked the settings of my monitor and used the nvidia control panel to alleviate the problem, but I feel like it will worsen again,

So what could it be? The most accurate explanation to me seems to be that my monitor is ... dying? However, it doesn't seem normal to me as it was bought back in 2009 and I was hoping that it could serve for at least one more year. It is not anything fancy, AOC 916swa, but I had no intention of buying a new one soon. Could it be because the monitor is indeed in a need of replacement?

Any suggestions as to what I should do/try? Btw, my monitor is located near my convector radiator, which is highly heated during winter. Could it be that the monitor is overheating and, therefore, becoming brighter? The monitor has been on the same spot since 2009, however, and I've never had problems before. Just some speculations, probably not the cause.

Thanks in advance
Edited by SethCohen - 11/20/12 at 8:59am
    
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Corsair CX600W v2 CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black A4Tech x7 Gaming 
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