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    629GL having flickering issues

    My CarPC is currently stored in my living room as I'm working everything out prior to installing in my car, IE, it is plugged into the wall. I just got the monitor yesterday, I hooked it up to my Dell Optiplex 260. After about 5 minutes, it started flickering. Then it got to the point where it alternately flickered with white lines, to having thick (at least an inch), opaque, horizontal lines that covered the screen. I adjusted the refresh rate to 75hz, then 85hz, and the problem still occured. I adjusted the resolution up and down. I then installed it on my laptop, it did the same thing, and then a Dell Optiflex 755. All the results were the same. I figured I wouldn't have the same issue w/the laptop, as it has a LCD built-in. They all have onboard Intel video, BTW.

    During the boot stage, when the BIOS is running, it will fast flicker, and when it gets to the Windows logo while XP is loading, the image is off-axis, favoring the right-hand side.

    There isn't a configuration option which will let me switch between VGA and LCD. And I have set the video apt in the bios to 8mb vs 1mb.

    Now, my question is twofold, before I send the monitor back:

    1) Anyone else w/a Dell having these issues?
    2) Any add'l recommendations?

    I'm going to try my ATI card on my other machine tonight and see how it responds.

    And yes, I have used the search feature.

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    Hooked it up to the ATI card and it still did the same thing so the monitor is going back.

    Thanks for the, ah, help.

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