windows xp  monitor shaking

Posted on 2009-04-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
windows xp  monitor shaking

monitor is not flat screen

using a desktop computer

is there a setting in windows xp to make the image on the screen stay fixed
Question by:shopjd
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Expert Comment

ID: 24088193
Your monitor is not near a fan or any other AC power source - this usually causes this problem.

If not
You could try changing the refresh rate - this might minimise any interference
go to your display settings - click on advanced - click on adapter - click on list all modes - now choose your desired resolution but change the refresh rate and see if one works better than the other

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Expert Comment

ID: 24088197
Try changing the screen refresh rate in Display properties


Expert Comment

ID: 24088200
Not sure if this is the problem, but I guess it is the refresh rate of you monitor. Go to Display Properties>Settings>Monitor and get the highest refresh rate suitable for your monitor.
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Expert Comment

ID: 24088248
When your monitor shakes, does it have any color changes as well?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24088249
This can be related to magnetic field near monitor, speakers etc. Try to remove if there is anything that can cause this, look in your monitor with menu is there a function like degauss.

Expert Comment

ID: 24089236
Dont forget - it could well be the Monitor itself dieing if non of the "normal" fixes(listed above by other Experts) work! - I am assuming it is a CRT though.

Author Comment

ID: 24101491
screen refresh rate
60-75 hrz

currently on 60
if monitor is shaking

would a higher number be better
what does a higher screen refresh rate do

Expert Comment

ID: 24106310
The higher, the better. The higher the refresh rate, the more 'stable' is your screen, it will not, or at least less, flicker. Give it a try, but remember, choose only the refresh rate that suites your monitor.
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Accepted Solution

PCBONEZ earned 500 total points
ID: 24128113
Refresh rate is how many times a second [frequency] the screen is 'replaced' or 'updated' or 'refreshed'.
- Kind of like the different frames in an old style film movie.

With CRT screens at least 70 to 72 Hz is the recommended minimum because the human eye will see flicker at lower frequencies. [Like running an old time film too slow through the projector.

Bigger screens need a tad faster refresh for a good picture but realistically anything faster than about 85Hz and you are just wasting electricity because the improvement is beyond the capacity of the human eye anyway.

All of this is N/A to LCD screens because they don't flicker and most of those are designed for 60Hz to extend their lifespan.


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