Flickering Screen

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  1. 2xPutt

    2xPutt New Member

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    For the past couple months now, my screen has been riddled with tiny specks of what I thought were dead pixels, but they are not always in the same area. They often come up when playing a video either through one I downloaded or through youtube, etc. They are always on my screen, but like I said, not always in the same spot. For the past 3 weeks or so, my screen will do this flickering effect as I'm playing a video or if I'm even loading a video in youtube. The screen will flicker to black for a second or two, come back, tons of discoloration, flicker over and over until it closes the program (or I close it), then it continues to flicker. I reset the computer and it stops for a while longer. I updated my drivers, but I'm not sure that even has anything to do with anything i'm whining about. Is my monitor going out? is my video card messed up? I think I read something about this is what happens when a harddrive/motherboard is gonna fail, but i'm not sure about that either.

    FWIW, I have a Dell XPS700 with no aftermarket parts

    thanks in advance for any suggestions :hsd:
     
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    what type of monitor is it and how old is it?
     

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