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Originally Posted by FormedXxFreakxX;12389509 
maybe a bad cable<<<<

That is possible, or a bad port on the monitor. I kind of went overboard and bought a 20AWG with giant ferrite cores, it weighs close to a ton, and I could imagine it causing damage to the port over time.

Perhaps just a weird coincidence that it decides to show problems within weeks of changing my video card. I guess I'll have to plug it in to my old computer for a few hours to confirm the problem is with the cable or the monitor.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir 
That doesn't look like a bad card at all.
Those look like dead pixels on the screen.
And the symptoms are concurrent with a screen going bad from aging.
Or at least thats what ive seen in the past.

Have you overclocked the video card at all? If you have they MIGHT be artifacts. But those do NOT look like artifacts, they look like dead pixels.

If it was the card causing those issues they probably wouldnt be in isolated spots. They would be appearing everywhere.

Thank you. I agree it doesn't look like artifacting but wanted a second opinion. It does kind of look like stuck pixels but the fact that they move had me totally baffled.

Edit: I had this issue on the last version of catalyst drivers (10.7?) and the new 11.1 I updated to this morning.

I don't have a spare cable unfortunately, everything else in my house is either HDMI to DVI or VGA.
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I had a similar looking issue today on a computer at work. Do the dots kinda dance around? It was only on one of the two monitors we have which makes me want to rule out a GPU issue. I'd guess cable/monitor as well. Are there any other monitors/cables you could try with the same setup?
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I had a similar looking issue today on a computer at work. Do the dots kinda dance around? It was only on one of the two monitors we have which makes me want to rule out a GPU issue. I'd guess cable/monitor as well. Are there any other monitors/cables you could try with the same setup?

Yeah, it looks like I am going to have to go raid the monitor graveyard in my garage tomorrow morning. I just wanted to get some opinions before I went lugging things in to the house from the back of the garage.
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