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    Angry It wasn't my LCD after all. It was my stupid computer..

    A few weeks ago i posted a thread where i complained that my LCD monitor's native resolution (1280x1024) looked a little bit , yet painfully , fuzzy.

    I was about to sell the LCD to get a better one thinking that my model was horrible (because it was cheap) until i tested it on my brother's computer (who uses the same monitor). It looked beautiful , sharp and crisp. This means something is wrong with my computer NOT my LCD.

    So what could the problem be? the driver's are properly installed (as far as i'm concerned). How can i trace the problem? i want to check whether it's the settings ; drivers or graphics card's software or even the graphics card itself.


    Any help is much appreciated..

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    You don't say what operating system or video card you are using. Perhaps adding a posting with these in would enable some more specific replies to your problem?

    From the limited description you have supplied, I would suspect that the most likely setting to need changing would be the refresh frequencies. If you can compare settings with those on your brother's machine, this might lead you directly to the cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euringroy
    You don't say what operating system or video card you are using. Perhaps adding a posting with these in would enable some more specific replies to your problem?
    Oh yea , sorry. I forgot to mention these. Here are the details :

    Monitor : Benq FP731
    Operating System : Windows XP professional (service pack 2)
    Graphics Card : RADEON 7000 / RADEON VE Family (64 MB)
    Refresh Rate : 75 Hertz (recommended in the manual)

    If you need more information just let me know.

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    One thing you did not mention, is the type of video card your brother has. Relatively speaking, the Radeon 7000/VE is a low-end card by today's standards. Additionaly, at least according to the Radeon site, that card only has a 15-pin VGA output which suggests you are using a VGA-DVI adapter. If so, it will degrade the quality of your display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keriam
    One thing you did not mention, is the type of video card your brother has.
    he has a Geforce MX 440 (64 MB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Keriam
    that card only has a 15-pin VGA output which suggests you are using a VGA-DVI adapter. If so, it will degrade the quality of your display.
    Will my LCD is also VGA , but it looks great on my brother's computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mPeror
    Will my LCD is also VGA , but it looks great on my brother's computer.
    Ahhh, OK, the specs I saw for your monitor were not too clear on that.

    Have you got the latest Catalyst drivers installed? Have you tried a regular CRT monitor on your system and, if so, how does it look?

    It could just be that your video card is on its way out the door and you may need to consider replacing it.
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    Have you got the latest Catalyst drivers installed?
    I treid Catalyst today. It actually made things worse . And i remember that the CRT i used to use looked pretty good.

    So yea , it could be my graphics card is growing old.

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    If your brother is using a Geforce MX 440 (64 MB) with the same monitor, and it works perfectly, why don't you just get one of those?

    I'm sure they would be fairly cheap these days; it would easily solve your problem.


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