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Monitor Double

My monitor is seeing a second half overlay from center to the right.  Barely visible shadow of left half begins at center.   I can see the Desktop in its entirity but is crystal clear only on left half.  ASUS P4P800-VM Intel 865G mATX motherboard 512MB// Windows XP >  a new monitor did not sove the problem.  I need help.  New motherboard on order.
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kennyze
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smiffy13Commented:
If it's not the monitor then it's got to be the video card/motherboard. Do you have any speakers or anything else near the monitor that may cause distortion?
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ddrdanCommented:
Sounds like your onboard video may be having a problem. Could be hardware or could be software. Have you updated the video driver, here's the link for the current driver (sdg3845_2kxp.zip):
http://www.asus.com/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=P4P800-VM&Type=All&SLanguage=en-us

If you feel it's a hardware problem, try turning off the onboard video in the bios and then install an AGP or PCI video card.
Any local PC shop has tons of old PCI cards they'll sell you for a couple bucks. This would be the cheapest way to test.

Smiffy had a good point, telephones also distort a screen but typically its a color hue change at the closest corner of the screen.
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kennyzeAuthor Commented:
The monitor that can with the United Micro package 01/24/04, was a GEM/GL1821 -822A 17" LCD.  It would come on for about 2 seconds then go blank whenever the PC was booted up.  The screen would say 'no sync' right before it went blank.   I go rid of that monitor and got another GEM -170B 17" LCD at the local Frys Store.
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I got the double image when it hooked the new monitor up and that is when I decide to ask for help.   There were no loose cable connections or pieces of equipment that would cause a loop distortion.  I tried everything that anyone at the time suggested to no avail.   I oredered and installed a new motherboard and that too, was not the answer.  
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I do not know how to turn off the BIOS for the graphics on the motherboard.  
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I do have another graphics card installed, and is disabled in Hardware Devices.  
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I can't think of what else to do except order new PC.
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smiffy13Commented:
so.. you've replaced the motherboard! With all this swapping around - can you check the pins in the connector from your monitor, make sure none of them are bent or damaged. The cable seems to be the only component that you haven't replaced.

Why have you got a disabled graphics card? Your on-board graphics should be good enough to provide windows graphics.
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nobusCommented:
you can always reinstall the video card drivers.
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kennyzeAuthor Commented:
New cables came with new monitor, no pin damage, I may try going to a monitor the is not a flat panel.  Tried new drivers and updated drivers to no avail.
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I will try one more monitor change to see what gives.
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iom100ukCommented:
Check that your monitor supports the resolution you are trying to use. This sounds a little like you have your horizontal res set too high. Ask if you don't know how to change this.
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fruhjCommented:
My bet is on your cable, for best picture, use only one cable (no extensions, no KVMs)
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chiingliangCommented:
wow... sli in disguise?

which display card u use?
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rindiCommented:
kennyze,

No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
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Accept: iom100uk

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moduloCommented:
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