Video Card Killing Monitors?
Posted on 2006-11-08
My son and I built a gaming machine which has been working pretty well. He mostly plays Oblivion. We installed an XFX GeForce video card.
The day before yesterday, his monitor died. It was a really old Compaq 17" CRT monster, but there were no symptoms before it died. It just died.
So, I had another CRT up in my office that I used as a workstation for repairing PC's (OS re-installs, virus and malware removal, etc.).
This worked for two days and then same thing - the monitor died. I guess it could be coincidence considering they were both old monitors - but my concern is that maybe the video card might be frying them. Is this possible? If so, how can I tell for sure other than the "three's a charm" test?