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  1. Yes I have tried both options, a different HDMI cable and I've tried the Display Port connection.
  2. Probably around a year ago I bumped the bottom of my monitor with my mouse and it started making these crazy wild lines and colors all over the place. The display powers on and connects to PC via HDMI just fine, but it's completely unusable in it's current state. I've attached some pictures to show exactly what's going on with it. I'm wondering if there's any possibility of repairing it, whether myself or to a professional. I've read into anything I can find, there's dozens of cases about a broken back light or capacitors causing the monitor to turn off frequently - but this problem doesn't really fall into this. Any help or advice on whether this is fixable would be much appreciated! EDIT for clarity: the bottom plastic part was the region bumped, near the Asus logo.
  3. My current drivers are the version Realtek's site says is current. Realtek's drivers kind of confuse me because they package Realtek HD Audio Manager with the driver. I'm using Astro A40s if there's any relevance - I've plugged in directly with the headset, works fine. I've also tried using it through the TX, and that works fine as well.
  4. My motherboard is the ASRock 990FX Extreme3, the optical port is built into the mobo - unless that still applies? I do have one around, and some pretty decent ones in the 4k. I'll grab them tomorrow to try it out. (I've just been lazy tbh). Hm so are you saying when the GPU is running, since it's the only PCIe device I have, will interfere with the optical port? Right now it's running completely fine - not a single crackle. If I let my computer go to sleep and come back it'll be screwy.
  5. The chassis window looks bad-ass mounted against the external side opposed to the inside. Brushed aluminum is one of those finishes that looks great on anything. That video though.. is that real marketing? They green-screened him inside the case hahaha.. The feet look kind of cheap/tacky against the matte black aluminum. In terms of performance, I've always liked full towers for airflow and customization - but it looks like they have the airflow/component placement design down to a good science.
  6. So about a month ago I switched up my audio out cable. I was using a standard 3.5mm audio cable for simplicity, but decided to take full advantage of my headset and switched to using the fiber optic for high definition surround sound. When I'm on the high definition channel (Realtek Digital Output), I get awful crackling sound during audio and sometimes during load times, whether sound is involved or not. Yes, I have googled this concern and got tons of results; from the updating/reinstalling the driver, checking "Disable all sound effects" in the Enhancements tab, and watching my latency for possible disruption. None of the aforementioned remedies worked. I have concluded that it very well could be my fiber optic cable itself, being that when I move it the crackling gets worse and sometimes better. Before you comment "You solved your own problem, why are you posting here," there's more to it. -Sometimes the crackling is worse than other times. Example, I can't listen to any music right now because the crackling is unbearable. About 20 minutes ago I was listening to music 100%, as if nothing was of error. Sometimes the sound gets better, after having it on for an hour or so. ;;The only thing that changed between now and 20 minutes ago, is that my computer went to sleep. So if my cable was indeed at fault - why does it sometimes get really bad, sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it gets better? Is it that the drivers have to reload, since the computer went into sleep mode? - if so, why does the cable effect it? I suppose I'm looking for the science behind fiber optic cables (can the signal "buffer" per se, or strengthen as it travels?). Thanks, Narcotic
  7. Hm, well I say PSU because I had a few people saying that I probably didn't have enough power to distribute. - But the keyboard is definitely faulty, I just didn't think it would cause my PC to Bluescreen lol. How would I know if the USB drivers were separate? My mobo came with 1 driver disc. I believe in the past I've looked around ASRock ( my mobo brand) on the internet and haven't had much luck in finding a separate USB driver.
  8. In advance, I'd like to apologize if this is in the wrong section of the forums, I'm not entirely sure where this goes. On to the topic - My computer has had some errors lately with Blue Screening. Sometimes when I power on my computer, it'll Blue Screen after boot, typically after I sign in and all. I've noticed that it's typically when my keyboard has issues (Razer Lycosa, as it's having LED back-lit problems as I'm typing this, lights turning on and off). - Looking to replace this soon. A quick temporary fix to this is unplugging the keyboard from my tower, connection via USB. It's severely irritating. Although it may sound (from my readings and understanding) a power supply problem. I'm convinced that it's not, because I have a Thermaltake Smart M850W PSU. I'm not running any crazy high-end hardware, so I figured 850W is plenty of power to provide to my system. On top of that, once in a while if I plug anything in via USB (webcam, iPod, etc.) my computer will freeze. This is usually the front ports on my tower, and again - it only happens once in a while. Any insight on what errors may be happening? If any hardware or software/driver information is needed, please ask - I wasn't sure what information was relevant. -Narcotic
  9. Thanks for the replies, modern CPU architecture is just a mind blowing idea for me, and I'm trying to understand it a little more. When I went on to think about all this (months ago), I thought it HAD to be some in-depth architecture that I wouldn't entirely understand. I suppose I was on the right track, after reading your replies ccokeman & Mysion. I thought GHz was sort of a measurement of clock construction rate. What does GHz actually measure then? To my knowledge Hertz is some sort of electrical measurement - and I'm sure I could figure out more via research, but since we're talking about it already..
  10. I've always been a fan of AMD, I like their products and their price accordingly. However, there are tons of people that choose Intel over AMD. To start I'll compare my CPU that I've owned for almost 3 years now, to an Intel chip that runs at just about the same speed. Here. AMD Phenom II965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz (OC'd to 3.8 GHz) - $99.99 vs. Intel i7-4820K Ivy Bridge 3.7GHz (Turbo 3.9 GHz) - $324.99 Why is there such a huge price difference if supposedly they run approximately at the same speed? note; I've played on some Intel Core built PCs that are way more powerful than I imagined. What am I missing here?
  11. To be completely honest, I didn't think the image would help much for clarity of point, rather I'd hope it'd bring some attention to someone for help. The native resolution of my monitor is 1920x1080. It is the ASUS VX279Q My video card.. well is on the lower end of medium quality, I got it for cheap. Radeon HD 6850 I know I need a new one, and have been looking into it. Would a new video card correct what you explained here; I have the resolution set to 1080p, thought it doesn't fill the entire monitor. So I used the AMD CCC Overscan option have it fit the entire region. Also, I'm using an HDMI port. On that note, is Display Port any good? I've never even seen a monitor with it.
  12. Well, 2 weeks later, no reply I took a screen shot of how videos are buffering. Since it's a screenshot (digital), and not a photo of the monitor's display, I assume it's a GPU deficiency. Please correct me if my analysis is wrong. Below is how I'm seeing -some- videos and images displayed. I took this shot off of Sony's 1080p test video on YouTube. This is how I'm seeing the images. Small boxes creating the border of shapes, instead of cut lines. Apologies for the small picture. -Narcotic
  13. Sorry for not getting back for a bit, I've been "testing the field" with the monitor to see if I could adjust it. I have already adjusted the overscan to fit the screen properly. That's the correct way to fix the sizing? That's quite strange to me that it wouldn't be programmed that way. I'm currently watching video on the monitor (Breaking Bad actually) and it seems the screen appears.. flickery, or.. How would I explain; sort of like it has a "static pixel" look, like each pixel flickers independantly. Sorry for the ridiculous way of explaining it, I'm unaware of the official term. Anyways, is it because of a GPU threshhold, or is it simply this video that isn't recorded in HD equipment? (It does have the HD setting on, however). If it is just the video, could someone link a proper 1080p video that I can run on it as a good test?
  14. I didn't get any CDs with the monitor, maybe some off the site? Could my GPU be limiting it?
  15. I did come across that page, and it didn't seem to work.. I first tried the resolution they suggested in the guide (1280 x 1020) and it made the top and bottom at the correct height, but it made the left and right even worse, with about 4"+ of space. However, I did find that using the resolution that you suggested (1600x900) had the exact same size space around my viewport as it did when I set it to 1920x1080. This may just be coincidence, but I find it particular that it happens to be precisely the same. Are there any chances that, even though I set it to 1080p, that AMD ccc or some other driver may be down-scaling it to 1600x900? It sounds bazaar to me and I've never heard of that, but is there any way? NOTE: I can get the viewport to fill up my screen by using the "Overscan" slide bar option. I'm not quite sure if it's reducing the quality picture, but it does seem okay.
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