Can a vid card fry a monitor?

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Xander

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Was pondering this earlier: My monitor blew up not a week before my vid card blew up and decided to short my whole system along with it. Can the video card be the cause of something like that(frying a monitor), or is it purely coincidental?
 
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Sounds like a surge in your AC took out your system first then your monitor.
 

Xander

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No the monitor went first....replacement monitor worked great for a week and then the video card fried. Replacement monitor still works great with the new card and what not. Problems with the system, but at least I'm not frying my visual :p
 

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With a reasonably modern monitor, it's pretty much impossible for the video mode to damage the monitor. This was a problem in the old days of monochrome monitors, but I don't know of any monitor nowadays that will succumb to any digital input and die.
 
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I had the same thing happen to me. My card was acting up and as I was on the phone to the HP tech support my moniter went out. they had to replace both the card and the moniter. I asked what was it that caused it and all I got was a vague answer and was told the card messed up the moniter when it went out.
 
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I think I would be careful about my mobo and PSU if that happened.
 

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If the refresh rate is too, the monitor can be damaged but it wouldn't blow up.

However, it's rare to have a video card take out a system, its usually the system that takes out the video card as it goes. You may have a power issue in your house, or experienced a surge or lightening hit.
 
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