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Sode no Shirayuki

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I restarted the computer with the 1280 x 1024 res. and the lines returned. If I switch to another res. then back to 1280 x 1024 the lines return. I restarted the computer with a different res. and the lines did not return.

For some reason:

- The lines only appear when using 1280 x 1024 res.
- The lines go away if I switch to another res. then back to 1280 x 1024 res. until I restart the computer.
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OK strange but it may just be a glitch hopefully.
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I should report this to Dell then?
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Yep they may know of some issue that they can help fix. It sure seems like a glitch when loading the driver in lower resolutions. Did the lines come back after you rebooted with the higher resolutions?
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Only 1280 x 1024 res. That's the highest res.

Edit: I'm going to test it again to be absolutely sure.

Edited by Sode no Shirayuki, 04 January 2012 - 05:24 PM.

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Yeah, it seems to be happening only when using the 1280 x 1024 res. When I click on icons, more lines appear.
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Yeah it sounds like either the driver or there may be a issue with the actual video chipset itself.
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Hm, I'm not sure how I should contact Dell about this since my warranty is no longer valid. I think I'll post on NVIDIA's forum and see if anyone else has experienced this issue.
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Yeah if your warranty is gone then you would have to pay to talk to them now. Posting on Nvidia's site sounds better.
As I said before the other option is to purchase a newer video card with newer drivers and see if that resolves the issue completely.
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