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Solved: Grey day for my monitor

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  1. gurbleeek

    gurbleeek Thread Starter

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    I have just bought a used computer and everything is working fine except that white appears very dirty and grey on screen.
    I have tried adjusting the settings on the monitor but can't seem to rid it of the greyness.
    The monitor works fine if I plug it into my old system.
    I know it's not a major problem its just that I would like white to be white.
    My system is running XP-pro. is there anything in the o/s that i can adjust to fix my problem?
    Any help would be gratefully recieved.
    :confused: :confused:
     
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    Is it a TFT (flatscreen) or CRT (bulky backed) monitor?
     
  4. gurbleeek

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    Its a big bulky ugly thing.
    Looks a bit like an old, cream coloured, portable tv.
     
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    Sorry about my huge delay in replying, not had a minute of spare time at all.

    On the used (new) computer, is there anything relating to graphics options or graphics utility in the start menu or system tray?
     
  6. gurbleeek

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    No worrries about the delay. i
    I've been run off my feet as well.
    Got your reply last night but only had time to read it before the computer got overtaken by girlfriend wanting to use facebook.
    I have had a look at the system tray and start menu and Intel(R) Extreme Graphics is running in the system tray. There is nothing in the start menu relating to graphics.
    Hope this info will help you help me.
    Cheers!
     
  7. jackdw

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    Right click the graphics intel thing and look for adjustment. It could be a brightness/contrast problem with the software.
     
  8. gurbleeek

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    That seems to have done the trick.:) :)
    Its a bit fiddly, cos no matter how much i played with the contrast/brightness it still wouldn't get rid of the grey. But there is an option to tune each of the colours (R,G,B) seperately for gamma, brightness and contrast. After many attempts, and many very interesting colour schemes I seem to have got it something like. I am sure that with a bit more fine tuning I shall have it spot on.
    Many thanks for your help.
    Gurble Eek!(y)
     
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    No probs, glad to know you got it working.
    If you look around there may be a default option or some saved schemes that will save you time.
    Thanks for marking thread as solved also.
    - Jack
     
  10. gurbleeek

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    There is a saved scheme in there.
    I plan to use it when I get it just right.
    Thanks again 4 the advice.
    Gurble Eek (Trev)
     
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