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Graphics Card Upgrade ?????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by leachim, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have seen other peoples screens and compared to theirs, mine seems a little less defined. Here are the specs of the Graphics:


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    I am not sure if the graphics card is inbuilt in the asus board :


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    If it is, and someone suggests an upgrade, how would I go about adding one ??

    Many Thanks

    Mike
     
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  3. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    PS - my monitor is a LCD AG Neovo F-417
     
  4. Jones

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    Well, to answer one of your questions, you do have an add-in video card. It is not built into your motherboard. It's not an incredibly high-end card, but still pretty good.

    As for your screen definition or sharpness, it may be as simple as changing your resolution or color palette. What resolution are you running at now? 800x600? 1024x768? etc. What color palette are you using? 16bit? 32bit?

    Otherwise, there really isn't anything apparently wrong with your setup. Although, sometimes LCD screens can appear less sharp than an equivalent CRT screen.
     
  5. leachim

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    Hi

    Yes, I am on 1280x960 and 32 bit colour.

    I was used to a CRT - I now have Cleartype enabled, but still the text is less clear than a CRT ?

    I suppose that is all I can do ?

    Mike
     
  6. Jones

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    Well, the easy way to test this theory is to temporarily hook up a CRT (and another LCD to compare) and see if it's the monitor, or your computer. I have a feeling that it's just the difference betweent the two types of displays, but that little test will tell you for sure.
     
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