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DVI very blury?

By HPCE_Larry
May 17, 2007
  1. I recently installed windows on my new computer. I'm using an 8800gts using a dvi dual link connection to a samsung 906bw 19" widescreen monitor. The strange thing is, its very blurry. I'm at the correct resolution/color bit etc. Linux looked fine I think. Why is this looking weird? I have the most updated drivers. Everything looks blurry, even games.
     
  2. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 132

    Any ideas?
     
  3. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 244

    Let's get rid of the obvious things first:

    1- Make sure your DVI cable is properly connected and don't have any damage on it. double check, trust me (been there)
    2- Can you try a different monitor for a moment.

    I keep thinking a corrupted driver can cause this. but you can also check for the refresh rate and this one depends on the monitor about which one supports. (60-70hz)
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Make sure you have the correct resolution, sometimes if your native res for your video card is too high for your monitor it will look blurry, mostly happens in crt's.
     
  5. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 132

    The cable's fine. Its at its native resolution of 1440x900 @75hz. I just checked again, linux is crystal clear. Its just windows.
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  7. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 132

    That helped a little, but its not just text. Everything is blurry, including games and stuff, pictures, etc.

    EDIT: I'm also sometimes getting blue screens. Its not temps or anything, cpu load is 46c, gfx card is 58c.
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I read that changing the hertz for an LCD can harm it and 0offers no benefit anyway; what is the native setting, 60 hz?
     
  9. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    He just said that it is 75hz.

    Have you tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them?
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  11. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 132

    I've tried 60hz as well, it does absolutely nothing. Yes i've tried reinstalling the drivers.
     
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I have come across only three drivers (so far) said to work well with that card when it is troublesome:

    97.46, 97.92 and 100.54 .

    gl
     
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