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My AOC LCD 716Sw monitor Blinking "it said DSUB"

By shacalilung
Nov 14, 2007
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  1. I just buy a new monitor LCD a brand of AOC it is blingking and turns into black screen and it said DSUB? please help me ... but sometimes it is in a good condition whenever i open archade games and it is running longer it will turn blinking...my only cure to this is to restart my computer to stop that DSUB?.........THANKS YOU PLEASE HELP ME TO RESOLVE IT....
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    DSUB is the connection type; 15-pin VGA D-connector, as opposed to a DVI connector.
    Its obviously losing signal, so try checking cable connections, maybe change the cable. Are you using a DVI>DSUB convertor?
    Also make sure you have the correct resolution for the games you are trying to play.
  3. shacalilung

    shacalilung TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    hi! what is DVI connector and DVI>DSUB convertor..about the resulotion..when i check on it , it said 800 to 600 pixels its the highest and i cant adjust it anymore..i also check the cable i unplugged and plugged it again pls help me with this.. tnx for advance..
  4. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    800x600 is not the native resolution of your monitor if its lcd and seemingly widescreen from the very little info i can find about the 716sw.
    Therefore i suspect dodgy graphics card drivers. What graphics card do you have? Go and look online for a later set of drivers for it and see if that helps.

    For more info on dvi and dsub, try this:
    http://www.lyberty.com/encyc/articles/tech/video-connections.html
  5. shacalilung

    shacalilung TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    hi!again and thanks for your help..i search the link you share with me and i see that im using only the regular or called old version single ..can i ask u one more..what is the graphics card and how i know what graphic card i am using? and where its located in the CPU so that i will check on it..sorry im not a computer technician im just knew in doing this kind of thing..pls help me on this..thanks again..
  6. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    :suspiciou

    Honestly mate, and with respect, if you really do not know then i think it would be better if you took your pc to a shop, otherwise you could break it if you try playing around with it yourself.

    For now though, try this;

    Right click on your desktop > Properties > Settings > Advanced
    This should tell you what graphics card you are using
    or
    Start > Run > "dxdiag"
    This will run DirectX Diagnostics on your pc, it will also tell you what graphics card you are using.
    It will either be NVIDIA or ATI/AMD.

    Try that first.
  7. shacalilung

    shacalilung TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    oh k.jacko thanks for your great help... the screen image or the dpi change into 120 and suddenly restart and turns into widest screen and i also checked the instruction you made and there was no problem ... maybe i will monitor the changers i made.. thank you very much... for your patience.. god speed......
  8. shacalilung

    shacalilung TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Right click on your desktop > Properties > Settings > Advanced i could not do this beacause i choose the custom settings into 160 how can i return it inot 120?thank you
  9. shacalilung

    shacalilung TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    hi! again heres my system configure to help me why my monitor got a DSUB..my processor: intel Pentium III 700 MHZ, L2 cache :256 KB, Memory: 256 MB, Mainkeyboard: Trigem computer Inc., Nara-A, Monitor- Plug and play, Video card- 3DFX Interactive Inc., Banshee, Mode 800 x 600 with 32 bit color deph.
    ...and why if sometimes it tells that my Banshee stop functioning and it will good to reboot it..
    its that ok to a computer to reboot..or maybe theres a problem with my video card...plss help me with this..tnx for advance..
  10. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Sounds like your 3DFX card is faulty. Also the native resolution of your LCD monitor will probably be 1024x768. Now, this shouldn't be a problem in itself, but if your 3DFX is faulty, then it won't help. You are running a very old pc. You need to have someone actually look at it AND inside it to determine what slot (AGP or PCI) your 3DFX card is in.
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