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Within the last month I've noticed an issue with either my monitor or GPUs in my sig rig. Whenever there is a transition (when moving) between a white space and a slightly off or near white color (like grey), there appears a darker color between the colors as if the two colors where overlapping and then inverted. This problem happens a lot around light sources in games. The problem appears is all games. I have also noticed the problem in windows with the text in a folder window. It is also happening to this text that I am typing now when I move the window around. I have ruled out overclocks, crossfiring, os problems, and drivers. I have only tried the top card alone due to being too lazy to tear down my water loop.

Does this sound like a GPU or monitor problem?
    
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have you tried a different monitor? how about a different monitor cable/adapter? can you get a screenshot of it?
    
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Sounds like a video problem? I would test your card for artifacting, if you think your monitor is ok!
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I don't have another monitor at my disposal, but I've been trying to get access to one. Here is a pic. This is a yellow box in paint, and you can see the weird grey transitional stuff at the top. This is not a product of the camera, it looks just like that on my screen when I move the paint window around.

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Sounds like a video problem? I would test your card for artifacting, if you think your monitor is ok!
What program is best for that? I already did hour long tests using GPUTool with no problems.
    
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Can you actually capture it in a screenshot?
    
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Can you actually capture it in a screenshot?
No, I cannot. I think that might imply something though.
    
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You tried the video cable?
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You tried the video cable?
No I haven't, didn't cross my mind. I'll go find one. I got a good fraps video I'll upload in a minute.

Edit: swapped DVI for HDMI and nothing changed. Looks like fraps won't work, youtube compresses it too much. Also, clicking through the video, the effect doesn't show, so I don't think it is even capturing it.
Edited by just_nuke_em - 4/4/11 at 1:12am
    
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I think I might have found the problem. In my monitor's settings, there is a menu that lets me change the response time with choices of "Standard", "Advanced" and "Ultra Fast". It was set to ultra, and backing it off to advanced gets rid of the problem. Any thoughts on this?
    
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post #10 of 10
sounds like gpu.....

struggling to align and calculate a few things... that could be the bios or chip corruption of the card
Edited by levontraut - 4/4/11 at 2:33am
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