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By abailey101 ·
My boss recently invested in a 19inch LCD monitor. When we hooked it up to his PC he noticed that some of the bold text characters were wavey looking (bold to standard font and back again)

This PC was recently upgraded to XP via fresh install and this issue was not present with his old 17in crt

Changing screen resolution had no affect.

We took this new lcd and attached it to an identical pc (only differance was amout of PC ram) and had no issues.

We then purchased a new agp video card. With the windows xp drivers the problem was still noticable but not as apparent. We then tried to install the drivers first from the cd then updated drivers from the video card manf website and this only made the issue worse. Now if i try and use the windows xp drivers the issue is just as bad.

The only fix that we have found was to change the display DPI setting to about 110. This makes the text look better but any pop up or options window that is opened the text falls off the right and bottom sides. THis is really anoying when you can not resize the window (i.e. getting the properties of an email address from within outlook 2000.)

Any suggestions to try next?

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Screen Resolution Issue

Have you tried ClearType?

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/display_set_cleartype.mspx

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by abailey101 In reply to

Thank You -- The fonts are a more consistent as far as bolded or not bolded, but the fonts now look a little washed out to me. This is defenatly more usable though

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by avlwiz In reply to Screen Resolution Issue

We had this happen to one of our units, also. It looks fine on one but not another of the same type PC. We made a setting change in Display properties, "appearance", select "effects", and change use the following method to smoothe edges of screen fonts: to "clear type".

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by abailey101 In reply to

Thank You -- The fonts are a more consistent as far as bolded or not bolded, but the fonts now look a little washed out to me. This is defenatly more usable though

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by Mitauchi In reply to Screen Resolution Issue

I recently had a simlar issue, but instead of some characters looking wavey it was portions of the screen. I ended up replacing the video card only to have to system hang each time I booted the machine. It turned out to be a motherboard issue. Upon further inspection I noticed slight bubbling of some of the capcitors. Once I replaced the motherboard no more issue.

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by abailey101 In reply to

The monitor will display perfect if is a CRT so I don't think it would be anything to do with the mbo.

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by abailey101 In reply to

The monitor will display perfect if is a CRT so I don't think it would be anything to do with the mbo.

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