Originally Posted by Backfat
Not to sound like a jerk or anything but I feel like I'm being ganged up on so....
For the 6 posts dogging me about me not trying another cable... Especially the doctor metaphor. 1) you're not a doctor 2) you are giving me little confidence you (or anyone else suggesting to try another cable) that you have any idea whether it would even have any effect 3) am I to just buy a $15 cable on a whim from some person on the internet who says "maybe try one?". If there was some write up somewhere that said "Yes if you have this issue, a different cable is likely to solve your problem, or past anecdotal evidence shows it may work". Your advice is akin to: "did you try power cycling it"
I wasn't expecting it to, all I've been asking iswhat this thing is, if there is a possible fix, and if not, will I damage my monitor overclocking at 120hz?
Okay lets break this down. You have a problem, well you need to troubleshoot what the problem is. There are several primary variables to consider:
1. the monitor itself, you can't know this until you try everything else. that is pretty much it since this situation is not a known issues and has not been determined to be one thing or another
2. THE CABLE this is literally one of the cheapest pieces to troubleshoot. Yes you will likely need to buy one to see if it is causing it. Sorry man but fixing things sometimes costs money. I have seen poor cables cause ALL kinds of issues.
3. The port on your video card. If you have more than one try another. Otherwise you are talking hardcore troubleshooting and trying a whole other video card
4. the video card itself ^
5. Drivers, although i think this is unlikely it is possible
6. POWER. i also think this is unlikely but you want to try moving the power cable to a different outlet and maybe using a different cable off the power unit.
You are not getting ganged up on. We are trying to help you and your responses have been completely unresponsive to anyone's help. You simply have giving everyone this feel of "your answer was not good enough" and multiple people responding this way is not a bullying thing. Trust me i have better things to do.
If you want a completely free, simple and drop dead 100% guaranteed test sorry man your out of luck.
EDIT: there has never to date been any reported long term side effects from overclocking. So with that being said even with this "line" NO-ONE knows because there has been NO reports.