Are the dots in the same locations consistantly? If so sounds like dead Pixels. If not then yes, it could be the vid card. What Card are you running?
Have you considered that the card may be overheating, check the temps. If they are fine it probably isn’t artifacting and will be fine. Most likely dead pixels though by the sounds of it.
I’m using a P3.0GHZ socket478 PC with ATI 9600 radeon 128mb graphics card, 2GB Dual Channel RAM. The graphics card has a VGA and DVI-D connector.
I was using Samsung Syncmaster 710N 17” LCD monitor on a VGA connector. Today I bought a new 22” LCD monitor - Asus MW221U BLK 22inch WIDE 2MS DVI/VGA,Tilt, Speakers HDCP Support. I changed my view to 1680x1050 for my desktop. My gfx card has VGA and DVI-D, but i connected the dvi-d, there was no output on the monitor. So I connected my monitor’s normal VGA to PC and the windows and stuff looks fine. When I play movies in DVD quality, it seems to be lousier than viewing on my previous 17” monitor, some of the pixels looks weird as if it was a pirated movie..
Can someone help me, not sure what settings else i need to do or is my gfx card too low end for this monitor.