Dell 2005fpw Problem

Oscillator

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Jun 11, 2005
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I just hooked up my dell 2005fpw via dvi to my Nvidia Quadro900 XGL as a primary monitor in a 2 monitor set up. Everything was working great until World of Warcraft locked up on me. I had to hard boot my pc and when it came back on there was this red ghosting on the black background of the windows start up screen. On further inspection all dark colors were getting this red ghosting. All I have tried so far is to reinstall the latest nvidia drivers. NOt sure what else to try. Any ideas?

WinXP
Processor
Manufacturer Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.00GHz
Clock Speed 2GHz
Manufacturer Intel(R) XEON(TM) CPU 2.00GHz
Clock Speed 2GHz
Memory
Available Memory 35.46 %
Page File Size 1024.8Mb
Available Page File 185.5 %
Virtual Memory 2047.8Mb
Available Virtual Memory 97.98 %
Memory Slot 1 [RIMM_1] 256Mb
Memory Slot 2 [RIMM_2] 256Mb
Memory Slot 3 [RIMM_3] 256Mb
Memory Slot 4 [RIMM_4] 256Mb
Adapters Wireless-G PCI Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
MAC Bridge Miniport - Packet Scheduler Miniport

 

imported_Phil

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Feb 10, 2001
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Sounds like the video card is on the way out. Swap the monitors, does the problem persist? If it's still the 2005FPW then it sounds like the monitor. If not, try a different video card (only need to boot up once to check if it's there, no need to wipe the drivers out or anything).
 

Oscillator

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Jun 11, 2005
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Its only on the Dell 2005fpw. My other monitor works fine. Do you think I need to replace the monitor or is there a fix? I have been hunting dell's forum and it seems like World of Warcraft and these monitors may have problems.
 

LiLithTecH

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Jul 28, 2002
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The Quadro definitely is not a gamer card and the drivers are certainly
not optimized for them, so it is doubtful that is an issue.

The red ghosting is indicative of a cable\adapter\connection problem.