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12-29-01, 12:04 AM
Once and a while, my screen turns yellow for a few seconds then goes back to normal. The monitor is a Viewsonic A90, video card is a NVidia Gefore2 MX 200 w/64MEGs ram. The card is brand new and the monitor was bought in july. I installed an ATI Radeon 32MEG DDR, and it does the same thing......could it be the monitor? It does not make any noise when it does this..I can live with it, but it is a little annoying. Any suggestions???:o

12-29-01, 12:14 AM
I noticed you have both ME and XP..

does it do that in both ME and XP...?

also are all your drivers updated?

12-29-01, 12:25 AM
Yep! Both OS's. All the drivers are uptodate....

12-29-01, 01:04 AM
What is your refresh rate set to?

I noticed the second box here had a yellowish tint to it. I just played with the refresh rate settings until it went away.

Make sure you get info on what refresh rates your monitor can handle.

12-29-01, 01:20 AM
The refresh rate says otpimal....what should it be?:(

12-29-01, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by jake8131
The refresh rate says otpimal....what should it be?:(

What res are you running?

12-29-01, 01:27 AM
800x600, sometimes 1024x768

12-29-01, 01:30 AM
i had same prob. It kept on happeneing it for 2 years. Finaly got a new one this x-mas. It is the monitor. I did everythin, new vid card, reformat comp, new OS, etc etc. It is the monitor, if it is under warranty replace it now. Mine just did a little bit, but more and more it waould stay longer, then disappear for like 2 hrs, then come back for 2 mins, flickering etc. My friend had sam situation and he said that this happened to him 2 and his burnt out. I had a crap HP mv50 now i have samsung syncmaster 755df

12-29-01, 01:31 AM
1024 x 768 @ 106Hz


I suggest 85 or 100 hz. Whichever looks better.

12-29-01, 01:40 AM
try jiggling the VGA cable to your monitor around.... it could be a flakey cable. i have a 6 year old Sony (still has excellent picture quality, BTW) that does that sort of thing if the cable is torqued in the wrong direction at the vidcard. it was moved from my home to a freind's home every day for 16 months, and the constant conncting/disconnecting and cramming in the back of my Golf took its toll on the cable.

has been running like a champ since i stopped moving it around.

12-29-01, 09:29 PM
:) Changed the refresh rate and all is fine..thanks to all of you for your help!!!;)