Thanks in advance for any assistance....
I have a Viewsonic E70fb which is a 17" (I believe) CRT and a Dell XPS using a 128 mb DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. I have had this set up for 3 years or so with no problems. Lately, my monitor seems to take longer (up to 20 to 30 seconds) before it will display anything. Once the monitor shows the log in screeen, I have no problems.
My question: Is my issue with the monitor or with the video card? My guess would be that a part is wearing out on the monitor because it is almost as though it needs to "warm up" but once it is going, I have no problems. I would expect that an issue with the video card would consistently be an issue regardless of how long the computer is on.
Again thanks for assistance.