video interference?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Feb 18 03:40:01 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 10:39 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> I'm starting to think I have a different problem with this computer, that's not
> operating-system related.
> I occasionally have slowly-moving horizontal lines on my monitor that show up
> on the lighter coloured parts of my screen and travel upward.  It seems to come
> and go, and looks for all the world like electrical interference.  The lines are
> very small, maybe 15 per inch, and are mostly visible on the top half of the
> monitor.  On a smaller monitor I might not even notice them, but on this 22"
> wide screen monitor it's distracting.
> I moved the computer further away from the monitor and changed its orientation
> but that didn't change anything.  I also tried plugging the monitor and
> computer into different/separate electrical circuits and tried it without my UPS
> as well.
> Is there anything else I should be trying?  I'm running out of ideas.

Maybe insert a video card, disable that onboard video and give your ram
back to the computer. Vram is supposed to be faster anyway(?). I'm still
running an older nVidia 5200, which probably goes for $20 nowadays, and
works just fine. 

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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