I received my dimension 8300 today. It has the radeon 9800 GPU and the1703fp monitor.
The monitor has 4 horizontal blue bands down it and they 'smudge' when i pass other windows thru them. The places where there is no bands has general poor blue quality. Ive tried downloading drivers but they dont help. It is connected through the digital port.
I have tried adjusting the clock and phase in the monitor menu but this doesnt help.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. It is really annoying me!
I uninstalled my video drivers and the problem changed from the bands I see now, to exactly half the screen being a light blue colour (darker in the middle, fading out towards the left) .
Does that help anyone solving my problem?
I just plugged my monitor into a friends pc and it works fine so its definetly a GPU issue. Do I need new drivers? I tried the ones on the Dell site, the ones on the disk, and the ATI catalyst 3.6 drivers/ None made any improvement and the catalyst ones made it about 50 times worse!
Thanks for the reply.
I cant get into safe mode. Pressing F8 only lets me choose which operating system I wish to use and there is no other options. I cant find it by pressing F12 either..
OK, i got into safe mode through msconfig. In safe mode it looks exactly like it did when I uninstalled the video card drivers (exactly half the screen is a light blue colour, darkest in the middle, fading out towards the left) but it removed the think vertical bands.