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Eightarmedpet
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Hi folks.

I bought a new monitor to replace my 5K (which may be bust?) and upon initial set up I noticed rows of red (I think, I'm a bit colour blind) dots in a certain area.

They are only visible in when the screen is dark.

They are visible when there is no input (HDMI/Disaply port) so it's not a cable/GPU problem.

Feel a bit like someones pissed in my chips as I have a feeling its an issue with the monitor that calls for a replacement. 

Side note: Set up was less stable than when using my 5K - had 3 BSOD, had to reinstall the drivers twice, and my set up froze when I plugged in another USB next to the eGPU which makes me worry about how stable it will be in the long run.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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itsage
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@eightarmedpet Sorry to hear the monitor switch has been going smoothly. Can you share the specs of the new monitor? Try massaging the area with a soft microfiber cloth to see if the pixel line can become unstuck.

 

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Eightarmedpet
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@itsage

I'm losing my mind I swear! Or close to it... sold the 5K and the lad is bringing it back tonight because it won't work anymore, god knows.

Depending upon what happens I'll give that a go, now I have a name to the symptom I'll get googling too.

Monitor looks great apart from that, LG 850 or something, 27inch 4k with speakers, USB C, HDR and Freesync.

 

Gave it a rub and no luck...

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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itsage
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@eightarmedpet That's some tough luck. Maybe look into running the R43SG ($50) to power your GC-ALPINE-RIDGE for Thunderbolt 3 monitor output? It should be a lot more reliable than the powered PCIe riser card.

 

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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