LCD Monitor Help, Tips, Tricks?

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thedjmind

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I just got my first LCD monitor, here is the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824021019

or

http://www.rosewill.com/product/product.aspx?productId=221

When I am gaming, the screen is slightly blurry when I am moving around in the game. It looks kinda like GTA3 tracers. The recommended resolution is 1280x1024 @ 60hz which is what I am running it in. I just installed the driver for the monitor, but it didn't really help. I have tried both the standard D-Dub & the DVI connections. Any tips, tweaks, things I need to know, etc?

My Specs:

AMD Athlon 64(tm) 3000+ Venice w/ 512MB PC3200 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce PX6600TD

Attached are screenshots of my monitor options for both of the connections. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Looks like you didn't search the forums before you posted; see these threads for more information:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/427315-lcd-driver-question.html

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/427409-refresh-rate-lcd-monitor.html

Then check these links:

http://www.displaymate.com/top10.html

http://www.displaymate.com/tips.html

Read and learn... If you're using WinXP, be SURE to install ClearType; it makes a BIG difference in legibility of LCD monitors.

Nice monitor; if you decide to send me one of those, I won't complain... :D

Happy New Year to you and yours!
 

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The real reason for the blurred screen is the fact that fast action movement ghosts on anything but the fastest response time LCD screens. Also, I have to disagree with the universal recommendation for ClearType, I like the standard XP handling better. ClearType made things worse for me on both of the LCD equppped XP systems. I suggest you try it and decide for yourself which you prefer. :)
 
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Ghosting is a common complaint with gaming and LCD monitors. However in general a 8ms monitor should not be giving you a lot (any?) of ghosting. When I got a new LCD it took some getting used to but I honestly can't complain of any ghosting at 12ms. In fact I love it with games, it's with "normal" everyday use that I feel that my old CRT was superior. There weren't a lot of reviews at newegg, but the gaming responses seemed positive. So unfortunately my rambling hasn't given you much help, except to agree with you that I don't think the degree of ghosting you are getting is what I would expect.
 

thedjmind

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Thanks for the replys guys! I am going to try to get this thing tweaked out, but if I can't get it, I guess I am going to have to send it back and get a CRT.
 
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Did you copy the R912E.ICM driver file to the %SystemRoot%\System32\spool\drivers\color folder as suggested in the first link I provided for you? Did you check the Device Manager to be sure that the monitor is using that specific R912E driver file? The drivers don't always get installed properly, so you should double-check everything just to be sure that Windows isn't brain-damaged.

If the driver is correct, then check the videocard settings; some obscure setting might be causing this problem. I'm not a gamer, so I can't give you specific advice on what to look for, but if all else fails, ask a moderator or admin to move this post to the Games forum, where you should be able to get the answers you need.

Good luck with this; keep punching. That monitor shouldn't have any problems displaying your games properly, so don't give up on this yet.
 

thedjmind

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sammysosa said:
Did you copy the R912E.ICM driver file to the %SystemRoot%\System32\spool\drivers\color folder as suggested in the first link I provided for you? Did you check the Device Manager to be sure that the monitor is using that specific R912E driver file? The drivers don't always get installed properly, so you should double-check everything just to be sure that Windows isn't brain-damaged.

If the driver is correct, then check the videocard settings; some obscure setting might be causing this problem. I'm not a gamer, so I can't give you specific advice on what to look for, but if all else fails, ask a moderator or admin to move this post to the Games forum, where you should be able to get the answers you need.

Good luck with this; keep punching. That monitor shouldn't have any problems displaying your games properly, so don't give up on this yet.
Right on bro, my buddies on the CDFreaks forum don't want me to give up just yet either.(y)

I have double checked the driver inf file and the icm file, btw the inf file is not on rosewills site, I had to hook up an old floppy drive to transfer the file to my computer. I am going to keep trying, I will send a pm to a mod & request the thread be moved if you guys think that would help.

Thanks,

DJ Mind
 
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Actually, all you have to do is click on the little red-and-white triangle icon (with the black exclamation mark in the middle), which you'll see in the right corner of each post (next to the number of the post); that will open a window so you can contact a mod and request that this thread be moved.

Good luck; hopefully, a gamer will be able to get you closer to your goal.
 

thedjmind

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sammysosa said:
Actually, all you have to do is click on the little red-and-white triangle icon (with the black exclamation mark in the middle), which you'll see in the right corner of each post (next to the number of the post); that will open a window so you can contact a mod and request that this thread be moved.

Good luck; hopefully, a gamer will be able to get you closer to your goal.
Thanks bro! That would be nice, because I would like to keep this monitor.:)
 

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Moved to the games forum as requested.
 
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Cookiegal, do you BELIEVE it? Someone actually THANKED you for helping them!

Well, sometime miracles happen when we least expect it; I'm just glad that this one didn't slip past me without notice. Let's hope some of the gamers can help this guy figure out which setting is causing these problems for him. SOMETHING seems to be mis-adjusted somewhere, and I suspect the problem lies in the videocard options, though one of the gamers is more likely to know what changes he should make.
 

thedjmind

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Well, after several days of testing, tweaking, etc, I have decided to send this monitor back & get a Samsung CRT. I just hope Newegg will be helpful throughout the process. Thanks for all the help!
 
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I recently bought a 19' Benq LCD monitorFP91G+. I play many games and i have had no problems with it. I have been playing some of the newer games Like FEAR. I do really like LCD so i dont think i'll be going back to CRT. JUst my opinion.
 
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