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New LCD Monitor Shows horizontal lines/brokeness in video or moving pictures.

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I have a new MPC machine with a 19" lcd monitor.  Like the title says, when I show a video there are horizontal lines that appear when things move quickly.  When my "my pictures" screen saver kicks in and the picture pops up and moves across the screen you see the same line and brokeness on the edges.  When pics are still they are clear as day.  MPC replaced the monitor and upon installation it worked fine briefly.  Two hours later I had same old problem.  What could be causing this.  I have hooked up another monitor to the computer and it worked fine.  I do have speakers located sort of behind and to the side but I have disconnected power to them and had same probs.  Interference?  Any ideas or suggestions???  
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Try changing the refresh rate & seeing what that does.
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by:Garbs
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How old is your video card? Have you updated the drivers for the video card, either recently or not in a while? Any hardware/software changes to the PC within the last month?

If the video card is old, this may (read: possibly) be the cause. It more than likely would not be the video card drivers, per se, however, did the MPC monitor come with an install disk (one that contains a driver from MPC for XP). By the way, are you running XP?

If MPC gave you a disk with drivers on it for the monitor, it may help to install the driver for the monitor.

If not, here's a link to their Web site (support): http://support.mpccorp.com/index.html

And here's a direct link to their driver's area: http://support.mpccorp.com/downloads/driver.html

Just look up your machine and see what you can grab and then give it a try. Because the monitor has been replaced already, and even worked for a little while, I think it may be a driver issue.

It could, though, be a bad monitor, but doubtful. Either vide card issue or driver issue, my opinion. Good luck!
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by:Doctorfro
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This is a brand new computer and I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for it.  Nvidia GeForce 5700 w/256 mg.  And, of course, I'm running XP Pro.
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by:Doctorfro
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OK!!!  I can't believe it.  I changed the refresh rate from 60hz to 85 hz and BINGO!  I have smooth video.  Thanks dude.  It's funny because I looked at that at one point and said "nah, that won't work".  What do I know?  Much, much thanks.
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by:rustyrpage
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I'm glad I could help out!  I have seen that too many times on LCD vs CRT.
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