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Julian Aguilar May 04, 2011, 02:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello everybody.
I recently bought a Dell SX2210 monitor and when i got it I was quite happy with it. After a week I started noticing some weird pixelation in my games. At the beginning I thought that something was wrong with my videocard so I updated my drivers and all that jazz but I still was getting the same problem. The pixelation I'm getting is kinda weird cause I only seem to get it whenever there's movement from the images on the scren OR when i move my eyes across the monitor. If the picture is still then everything looks clean, but movement (mostly horizontal movement, which seems weirder) messes up the images and the pixelation begins to occur. The pixelation is very much noticeable under normal windows apps, but it's really annoying when i'm playing games or watching movies.
I've looked for people with the same problem as me, but I only found two people who had this kind of problem and they never got any good answers.
Does anybody know why this is happening? Is this the way this monitor "work" or should I try to make use of my warranty?
I hope somebody here can help me out.

Thanks! :D


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PIRATE May 04, 2011, 02:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
Have you tried playing around with the refresh rate? Sound like something is out of sync. Maybe an unsupported resolution?

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Julian Aguilar May 04, 2011, 02:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
I have tried every refresh rate available to this monitor but nothing changes. I also forgot to mention I have tried other monitors and I'm only having this problem with this particular monitor :~

PIRATE May 04, 2011, 03:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
Id say try it in another computer to rule out your computer being the problem and not the monitor.

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Meats_Of_Evil May 05, 2011, 12:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
You sure you;re running the native resolution and not an upscaled lower one? Also check your aspect ratio is set correctly.

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micro May 05, 2011, 01:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 05, 2011, 01:38pm EDT

 
>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
My first impression, i would have said the video card has problems.

When you connect your pc/card to other monitors, do you use the same cable connected to the Dell or a different one?
Did the Dell come with a cable or are you using a new/old one?

I assume you are using "DVI" rather then vga?

If you have dual dvi on your card, have you tried using the other output?

Does the problem change if you tap on the side/top/back of the monitor?

EDIT:
Added link to the monitor.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productde...u=320-7976

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Julian Aguilar May 06, 2011, 03:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
"You sure you;re running the native resolution and not an upscaled lower one? Also check your aspect ratio is set correctly."

I am running the native resolution and I'm also using the correct aspect ratio. I also checked non native resolutions and I'm having the same problems with them.

When you connect your pc/card to other monitors, do you use the same cable connected to the Dell or a different one?
Did the Dell come with a cable or are you using a new/old one?


Yeah, I used a new cable that came with the monitor and I used the same cable to test another monitor and when I did the problem was gone, that's why I'm thinking it's my monitor and not my video card. (brand new ATI 5870 btw)

I assume you are using "DVI" rather then vga?
If you have dual dvi on your card, have you tried using the other output?


Yeah, I'm using DVI. My video card do has dual DVI, but the problem stays the same no matter where I plug it.

Does the problem change if you tap on the side/top/back of the monitor?

I found no difference when tapping my monitor.


I still havent tried connecting another computer to the monitor, but I'm probably gonna give it a try today. However I'm still sure it has something to do with my monitor rather than my video card. I'll update the post later after I try plugging my monitor to another computer.

Thanks for your answers so far.


john albrich May 06, 2011, 05:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 06, 2011, 05:13pm EDT

 
>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
Some displays have a self-test capability. Might help. See this post.

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77657/#591629

Julian Aguilar May 12, 2011, 07:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need help with this weird problem
So I tried plugging the monitor on another computer and the problem was still there. I used my warranty and I got another monitor of the same model and the problem is gone :)

Thanks everyone for the help, I hope this can help someone else experiencing the same problem.


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