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New Monitor display issues..Settings or graphics card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jeobsplyr, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. jeobsplyr

    jeobsplyr Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the forum/site, and would like to pose a question. Recently I received a Samsung 943BWX 19" LCD monitor:eek:. It has 2 screen image modes (Auto and Wide). The Auto setting's display does not "fill" the screen (black borders on L & R sides). The Wide setting is like kind of "stretched" looking. My main concern is the graphics, mainly text. Lettering is not completely "black". My current display settings are 1028 x 728 @ High (24 Bit). Maybe I need some guidance in dialing in the proper display settings or would a switch from analog signal to DVI make my situation better:confused: I should mention all my machine has is the integrated video (VGA) connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    OS: Win XP SP2
    Gateway 300SE (2002),1.2GHz, 512MB RAM
    Intel 82815 Graphics Controller
    Intel Celeron Processor
     
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    The fonts look deformed while stretched,correct?
    Is there any higher resolution available other that 1028 x 728.you are going to have to go higher for a good picture.
     
  3. jeobsplyr

    jeobsplyr Thread Starter

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    Thanks Brett......I'll try that.
     
  4. Courtneyc

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    Your monitor's native resolution is 1440x900. This resolution is called 16x10 (or 1.6) resolution. If you set it at anything else, you will get weird results.

    If you can set your video card to this resolution, it doesn't really matter if it's VGA or DVI anymore. In the past, DVI made a big difference. It doesn't anymore.

    Courtney
     
  5. jeobsplyr

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    Thanks Courtney,
    I've checked the all the display options and the one you suggest is not listed. Can you suggest anything else? Is there a way other than using Display Properties to change graphics card settings?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Jeobsplyr
     
  6. aka Brett

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    you can see if there is a more recent driver available for your pc
     
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    sometimes there are advanced settings which let you control let you control display a little more-- in display options
     
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