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I think I am going crazy bc I've been staring at this so much today that the grey looks green and the white looks yellow - I just can't get it right. What are your number settings for:

brightness (1 - 100)
contrast (1- 100)
Red, Green, and Blue Values (1 - 100 respectively)

thanks in advance!

ALSo - I went from Millenium Edition to XP and a desktop standard monitor to a lcd display and it looks funky - it looks worse than it did on my cheap ole fat monitor. WHY??? I stripped it back down to bare bones and reinstalled everything and still my fonts look funny (kind of blurry and more square) I have my font size set to medium like I did on the other system - but c'mon - it's gotta look better than this. Mini suggested maybe I need a video card - on a brand new LCD display? I'll take two screen shots and you guys can see how it looks so $hitty on the new one.

Any suggestions? PS - if anyone has a lcd please list me your rgb and brightness and contrast values bc obviously mine are not right.

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Are you using your old computer with a old video card? If so, maybe a new card will help. Don't be fooled by thinking you need to buy the most expensive one, either......I bought a top selling brand once and it lasted a month.
 

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see how my font looks much crisper in the old system than the new - so, besides getting a video card, what other option can I do to tweek my new system.

and - I shouldn't have to get a video card bc I have a brand new system - and it's lcd so shouldn't it look the very best in the new versus the old?

aggh!!!
 

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I'm using a ViewSonic Graphic Series G90mb. A 19 in. screen. Here is their url. Maybe go to your monitor makers website for more info.

I have my settings at: 1280 X 768, color quality at 32-bit and am using a NVIDIA GeForce4 MMX 440 video card.

Have you checked the advance button under settings in your display properties? I know with having 3 different monitors over here I need to set up each system differently. It's a pain in the @$$ as you are finding out.
 

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Did the monitor come with the system? If so, everything should be compatible.

Check the websites for the monitor and video card. Maybe there is new driver for the video card.
 

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well my res is the same (1024x780 and 32 bit high) but your monitor settings itself - is one of your monitors a lcd - if you click on the button on the monitor itself it'll tell you what the brightness and contrast and rgb values are. Each time I try to make mine better I make it worse and all these white web pages now look tea stained yellow.


pi$$es me off that I'd have to purchase a video card on top of the $$ already spent.

I looked under the hood - is this my video card information?
Display adapters: VIA/S3 Graphics, Inc.
on location VIA/S3G KM400/KN400

big time
 

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no new driver - the monitor did come w/the system - so it must just be a crappy video card in it
 

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Mine has what's called viewmatch color and it's set to 9300K. If I click on 5000k the screen looks yellow. this is some presets for the rgb my monitor came with. I can manually change them, but would rather not, lol. If I look at the values for 9300k the red is set at 3/4 of a bar, the blue is just over just over half way and green is a fixed (whatever that means?)

Brightness/contrast is at about 90% across the bar.

Mine, nor any we have are LCD. Is there a default option? You can always try that.

Via is a common name....I personally don't care for their chipsets. Not sure on the quality of the video card.

Try calling where you got the system or I can pm you someone's number. They are good
 

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I have a 9300K setting optoin
and a 6500K-sRGB option

both are preset and I can adjust the brightness and contrast but not the rgb values - if I go to custom color I try to tweek the rgb and it still looks yellow

so what is it called I need? A video chip upgrade or a graphic card? I am totally a software girl and not a hardware person so I am lost here...

I went to VIA/S3 Graphics, Inc. .com site and they did not have upgrades for my unichrome graphics chip or whatever it is that I have.

basically I don't have the foggiest f'ing clue here
 

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in the second picture the letters look smaller to me. thus they should be fuzzier. I say bump up your screen settings but your already at 10x7. Working in CAD I know a lot of people that like there screens at 16x12, but that just drives me nuts to have to screen pick buttons with the mouse at those settings, so I always got teased for having my screen set at the I'm a blind old person 1024x768 or similiar. I'm currently at 1152x864 but i'm on a 20" CRT tube.

keep in mind that LCD and CRT are two different technologies and will look different because of that. Even different brand tube monitors with the same specs, size, and dot pitch will look different. I like sony trinitron over some cheaper brands simply because they spent the money to get nice crisp resolution.
 

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I will look at it when I get back.....(old CAD guy here and I like the 1600x1200 with the smallest fonts and icons...


Just liked the real estate better....

Mini
 
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