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Text is Blurry on Viewsonic VX2433wm

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  1. SnoopKatt

    SnoopKatt Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,
    I brought my desktop back from school, but I didn't want to worry about transporting the monitor, so I'm borrowing my dad's Viewsonic VX2433wm. At school, I use a Samsung 2343BWX along with a Dell 20" 1680x1050 monitor (unfortunately, I don't know the model). However, my computer seems to act up with it connected.

    The most obvious thing is that the text is kind of blurry. I tried adjusting ClearType, but that didn't seem to help. Pictures/color seem to look okay though, and most games look/perform the way they should. I made sure the video card is outputting 1080p, and I also switched to my integrated graphics chipset (Intel HD 3000), but it looks the same. I tried opening AMD Catalyst Control Center, but it tells me that the "Host application has stopped working". Doom 3 BFG edition also crashes once I get in-game.

    Here's the weird part: When I connect via HDMI my AOC L32W761, all of these problems go away. AMD CCC works fine, the text looks okay, and everything seems as it should. When I connect only my TV, everything is okay too. Why would this happen? I've switched cables, switched ports, uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers with driver cleaners, and I can sometimes sort these issues out, but I'm pretty stumped right now. I don't think the monitor had issues before.

    My setup is this custom build I put together last year:

    Intel Core i7 2600k
    ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3
    AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)
    Corsair TX-750

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. crjdriver

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    I had this same problem a number of years ago and I think it was a viewsonic monitor. It was a bad cable. Once I changed the cable, the text was fine. BTW I have that exact same mb in my home server running linux mint. It is just about bullet proof; runs a 2500k clocked to 4.4gig. Very good quality mb.
     
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    SnoopKatt Thread Starter

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    Hmm, I'll try another cable and see if it's any better, thanks for answering!

    Yeah the motherboard has been great. I've never seen my computer crash and the combination of old and new features is nice. I'd overclock, but we have really strict power limitations at school, and we'll trip the circuit breaker if we go above 900W from the wall :/
     
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    No luck unfortunately with the third cable. I get the clearest text if I set the resolution to 1680x1050, even though it's not the right aspect ratio. I also updated to the beta drivers from AMD's website, and now CCC won't even open.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    You are not using a vga/dvi adapter are you?
    Have you tried both dvi ports on the card?

    Other than that, I am out of ideas.
     
  7. SnoopKatt

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    Yep, tried different ports. I'm just going DVI-DVI, and I also tried a DVI-HDMI cable in both directions.

    Good news though: I did get it working finally! I used a different driver cleaner called Display Driver Uninstaller, and I guess it caught some stuff that Driver Fusion didn't catch. All is well now; the text is clear and CCC doesn't crash. Just updating in case it helps anyone else.
     
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    Glad you were able to get it working (y)
     
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