I have left this message on several forms on the net asking for help since early Nov. and you the first to reply. I want to thank you.
The monitor I use is a Nec Multisync LCD 1980sx. I have had it since October of 04 so its just over a year old. What I have found is that there are many out there that are having the same problems with there flat panel displays using ATI video cards and I have found that navida card and drivers are having the same problems and there appears to no fix or that I could find. It seems to be all driver related.
As the weather was bad yesterday I searched the net,again, and I found a thread on this very thing at. http://www.rage3d.co....php?t=33758910
. It had this post.
ATI's customer support just won me over. Over the phone, we went through a series of troubleshooting situations. The best solution is to go to www.ati.com and, from the home page, choose the CAT version with the control panels (not the Control Center). Uninstall your old CAT display drivers and the old Control Center and then install the downloaded control panel (I used v5.2). Right click the Desktop, then Properties>>Settings>>Advanced>>Options tab. Uncheck "Reduce DVI frequency on high-definition displays." Shut down and if you are using your VGA connector, unplug it. Now plug in your DVI connector and boot your PC.
If that doesn't work, you'll need to use your VGA connector to boot again and then uncheck "Alternate DVI operational mode" (Reduce DVI... stays unchecked) and follow the above steps.
Another tip: if you're using ATI Tool, you might try uninstalling it and rebooting.
We all really need to tell ATI's phone support about the problem. I got a bogus response by email from ATI's customer support (their response: If possible try different DVI monitor to check if problem follows or it is monitor related because [sic] we do not have any similar issue like yours). They will only will patch the drivers if enough people complain.
I guess it depends on what tech you talk to. I called ATI tech help three times and never received a answer other then its not an ATI problem after going though many of there fixes that were just guesss.
I know that its only been two days since I did this but computer is working so much better. Its funny you mentioned temperature, while i was having trouble my cpu temp ran from 122f to about 135f after it now runs from 98f to 112f and the high was when I was playing Call Duty so right now I feel good about this.
LOL!!! if this does not fix the problem I'll be back..