New Card, Fuzzy Display

By JesseM
Feb 18, 2008
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  1. My friend just bought a GeForce 8500 GT 512mb card and the result was a blurry screen. He has a Viewsonic 22" widescreen monitor. Any ideas?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    Do you have the monitor set to display the native resolution? Are the latest drivers installed?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,434   +281

    Using VGA or DVI? VGA on that size monitor will not look near as sharp as DVI.
  4. JesseM

    JesseM TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 258

    I believe he has the monitor set to the native res (1680x1050) and I know he has the latest drivers. I believe he is using VGA (although I'm not sure), but it seems that his problem is worse than a little less sharp display.

    I have the exact same computer and monitor as my friend, but I have a 7600 GT and it works fine on my computer. He seems to think the problem is a flaw in his motherboard, is this a concern?
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    As noted by SNGX1275, the display could potentially be fuzzy because he isn't using DVI. Try that before having concern about anything being broken.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,434   +281

    Tell him to switch to DVI, there is no good reason to use VGA at all with that card and monitor. If the problem is still there then we can look at other possibilities. Although I don't think the motherboard has anything to do with this.
  7. JesseM

    JesseM TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 258

    Thanks a bunch, DVI cable fixed it.
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