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Old Oct 29, 2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Crappy cable from monitor to graphics card causing imperfect images?

For ages, I've been wondering about horizontal lines that move across the screen vertically in some situations (I'm not talking about the tearing effect without vsync, btw). Actual lines, usually on greyish backgrounds, that don't occur on the desktop but only in games. I was told to purchase a new cable (a "thicker one", with "no no ferrites"). However, I'm having trouble finding one on newegg.com (there are apparently only LCD monitor cables). Can someone direct me in the right direction and should this fix my problem?
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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You using a surge protector, is there any interference with other hardware componants that you are aware of that are not magnetically shielded or possibly think might be the problem? Turn off all other componants, ie: ceiling/desk fan, air conditioner, radiator etc..Is the cable twisted, pierced, sliced, diced? You may wish to visit a computer store and ask them about your problem! GOOGLE
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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I don't think there is any iterference.

Is a CRT to graphics card cable simple a VGA cable? I just don't know which of these is the right one:
http://www.cableclub.com/default.php?cPath=465
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 10:25 AM   #4
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yes its a VGA cable
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Try using the DVI-Out on your graphics card, if it has one, via the DVI->VGA adapter.
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Thanks, that fixed it.

Are there any advantages/disadvantages with using DVI over VGA on a CRT?
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Not that I know of. On my old 9500 I also had to use DVI out on my monitor, because the VGA out port also gave me annoying horizontal lines. It doesn't happen on my current card though.
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