Trouble with temporary lit pixels

By nosoup4crr ยท 5 replies
Aug 21, 2009
  1. Hi, all. I just reformatted my computer. I've believe I've downloaded all necessary drivers for my video card. However, I seem to be having problems with lit pixels. I had some minor problems prior to the reformat--just a couple every now and then--but definitely not at the level it's at now. I can't figure out if this problem is due to problems with my monitor or my video card.

    I have:

    Nvidia Geforce 7600GT
    HannsG JC199D

    I notice it mostly when scrolling. Against dark backgrounds, I will see many green blue and red pixels, nearly always in increments along vertical lines. I will scroll down once or twice, and half of those will disappear, replaced by new ones. I've linked some screenshots, which I hope will help.


    scrolled down twice, and this is what it looks like

  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Hi Nosoup,
    have you noticed if they are always in the same spot on your monitor?
  3. nosoup4crr

    nosoup4crr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yes, I've noticed that they are generally in the same spots. The patterns stay constant, i's just that they pixels aren't always lit. They come and go based on something I can't detect. It changes really rapidly when I'm scrolling down webpages.

    I've also noticed that they dont' show up when I'm playing games. I haven't tried it in window mode, but when the game is full-screen, no lit pixels (just the occasional flickering). But, on webpages, lit pixel city.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    nosoup, i had a stuck pixel on a hp monitor a couple of years ago and the 'pressure method worked for me to ....well ...unstick it lol. if you want to have a go with it, here are instructions for that and various other methods you can try.
    let me know if it works for you. :)
  5. nosoup4crr

    nosoup4crr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i tried using the software with no success.

    I've also monitored my video card, and it's running at a solid temperature...55-65C
  6. nosoup4crr

    nosoup4crr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    is there any other way to check whether this is due to a problem w/ my video card or my monitor than by replacing a single piece to see if the problem persists?

    I've noticed that what happens on web pages is that it will start with one problematic pixel. And when I scroll up or down with the wheel, it will form patterns of pixels at even increments along the same vertical line. However, when I pull down on the scroll bar, and move it up and down, it will almost form lines. It's like the dead/stuck pixel is creating imprints on other parts of the screen/webpage.
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