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No- that is definitely not normal, and may be indicative of failing electronic circuitry in the monitor itself.

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I have a KDS monitor that sounds like that.
As long as it doesnt start smoking im not gonna worry about it.

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As long as it doesnt start smoking im not gonna worry about it.

But if it does start smoking, you should definitely start worrying. :mrgreen:

"Sizzling" isn't exactly what you'd call a definitve technical term by any stretch, but when a monitor or TV is making that sort of noise it can often be indicative of arcing or other Bad Things going on with the flyback circuitry and/or other high-voltage areas of the device. Since "high-voltage" means tens of KiloVolts when you're talking about CRTs, and also considering the fact that the CRT tube itself is a giant capacitor which stores that charge even long after the power cord has been disconnected, I would highly suggest that anyone experiencing such problems not casually crack the chassis just to poke around in there...

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I changed the settings to 100 hertz and the problem has since gone away. The only bad thing is I lost about 1/2" on the right side. :(. Thanks for your replys! I will watch for smoke.

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Sounds like you were driving it a frequency it wasn't the happiest with. Glad you found a better setting.

Does the monitor itself have any sizing and centering adjustments? If so, you might be able to change those to get the rest of your screen space back.

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It does, but it is all messed up on any other power settings and can only display 800x600 or 1024x768 without flickering. I think I'll pick up a new monitor in the next few months. I really want a 20"+ LCD but we'll see...

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