|Computer monitor stuffs
||[Dec. 27th, 2009|07:21 pm]
The Question Club
Yesterday, I updated to Win7, and a new hard drive. As far as I know, all my shit is patched and updated, but I'm updating the most recent video card driver (again?) anyway. (update: is patched to no effect except setting my resolution back to the stupidly huge default Win7 picked out.)
My trouble is that I have lines on my monitor. They're like... they move if I move shit on my screen. So if I have a white screen, and some text, I'll have these grey lines even to the lines of text.(when I hit enter and start a new line of text, I get a new grey line.) They almost look like screen burn, except that they move. It's not necessarily black stuff that causes it, because I have a black CD cover on Songbird that's not changing anything, and the blue-ish-see-through-ish title bar of this window that *does* make a line. (And, for that matter, my desktop picture doesn't start its own funny lines -- like, the black decorations don't cause funny lines over the people next to them.)
The lines are only horizontal, not vertical.
My monitor is a sony trinitron multiscan g520. For those of you not into computer arty stuff or whatever that you'd need a monitor like this and you have no idea what that is, this is an enormous CRT monitor, with an image quality better than most flatscreens. It's basically awesome in every way except that it weighs nearly 70 lbs.
I've got it at 1600x1200 right now, and 85hz refresh, but I've dicked around with that to no effect already.
I've had this problem before and fixed it, so it's probably software. I'm just having a hell of a time pinning down what. Trying to google CRT lines, CRT light lines, sony g520 lines, etc isn't helpful. (This specific monitor actually has two tiny grey horizontal lines in it that hold up the magic inside, so there's a lot of hits about *those* lines)
Tried degauss and other dicking around with the monitor buttons. suggestions? D:
Edit! Crisis averted! updating my drivers again AGAIN did the trick. I was going to start freaking out too, I booted in XP and it was just fine so I knew it had to be software SOMEWHERE)