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Right now i am on a benq 1280x1024 on a VGA cable. The monitor has VGA and i use a VGA to DVI converter on the back of my PC to connect the monitor.

So, for example if i play games on black'ish colors i get some horizontal lines tearing, it's not vsync tearing.

Just like if you film with a camera a monitor, you get that lines, i'm not able to explain, i think you got it.

So, happens only in games, as i said i use VGA cable on monitor and VGA-DVI converter on the back of the PC.

Right now this monitor is a spare monitor, until i buy next week a XL2411T.

But i don't remember anymore, do i get those lines only if i use VGA ? Right now i don't have a DVI monitor to test it, or a HDMI monitor to test it, only my spare old monitor.

Could something broke in my video card, or the DVI port on my video card broke ? Or this just happening on VGA ?

Also, in desktop doesn't happen, but if i load some gray color, and i put my GPU to work, for example in msi kombustor, i get those horizontal lines again.

As i said, i used a DVI monitor just some days ago, and i am not able to remember if did the same.

Any help ?
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I think it's just the monitor itself. Wait until you get your new one.
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I have my motther's TV also, has VGA too, connected that one, and has the same horizontal shimmering lines.

Searched on the web, i find out many people who use DVI to VGA converters have this problem.
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Originally Posted by CalinTM View Post

I have my motther's TV also, has VGA too, connected that one, and has the same horizontal shimmering lines.

Searched on the web, i find out many people who use DVI to VGA converters have this problem.

+ Not long ago saw the same problem for a local guy problem indeed was in the converter.
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Yeah, looked into google now, and all people who had horizontal lines shimmering (in gaming also) they had VGA cables, or DVI to VGA plugged into the video card.
Seems on these new video cards, the VGA signal doesn't like it to be converted.

I just thought, to be sure is not the GPU, as i can't remember using (some days ago) a native DVI monitor, if he make those lines too, guess i'll need to wait for my benq XL2411T to find out. I'm now 70% sure it's the VGA cable and the converted thingy.
Edited by CalinTM - 7/12/13 at 2:02am
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post #6 of 7
For proper diagnosis of the problem i really think you should post a picture showing these lines. It is really easy to mistake graphic card problems with the equipment they plug into. By seeing exactly how these lines look someone might be able to correctly pinpoint the problem causing it.
post #7 of 7
I've got this issue too. I'll live with it. I have heard its the adapter or cable that causes the problems. Not worth a new $200 monitor to fix the issue tho. Its usually only noticeable when the screen is black

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