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    Question Smudged text on PC screen

    The text on my PC screen looks smudged. Is there any solution for this. I have tried to correct it from the color management tab but to no avail. All suggestions appreciated

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    This could be a number of things - are you running in the native resolution for your monitor? Do you have ClearType turned on?

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    I am not very technological what do you mean by native resolution? I think it is 1024 x 768 (if i am not mistaken) Should Clear Type be turned on? I have encountered the phrase previously but don't know how it should be set. If its not a problem can you send me a couple of solutions so I will try them out?
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    Your monitor has a 'native' resolution - the one which the manufacturer designed it to work at - using a different resolution will result in oddities. 1024x768 would indicate a pretty old screen now. What monitor is it you've got (make and model)?

    ClearType should be on - you can configure it by going into Control Panel, clicking 'Appearance and Personalization', then 'Make text and other items larger or smaller', and now click 'Adjust ClearType text' on the left. You can tick and untick it the option shown, and the text will adjust on screen so you can choose which looks best. You then go through and 'tune' the monitor with the tool and it makes the text look best. This will only be of any real use if you're in the right resolution though.

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    Thanks for the suggestions you made. The monitor is NEC if I am not mistaken but don't know the model (this is a class PC) I will try the suggestions you sent today week because it is the only day I visit the school.
    I will let you know whether the suggestions worked or not.
    Thanks and appreciate,
    agiles

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    Do you have any VGA/DVI extension leads connected between the monitor and computer?

    I have found some leads cause more ghosting/blurry text than others

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    Yes there are VGA ables as this PC is connected to an IWB (Hitachi Starboard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by agiles View Post
    Yes there are VGA ables as this PC is connected to an IWB (Hitachi Starboard)
    That's possibly your issue. Do you have a single VGA running in to multiple?

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    If you mean connected from the monitor to the tower & IWB then all boards are connected in the same way but only this board is like that. Thanks I will try the suggestions you gave me and I will let you know.
    agiles

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    My money would be on a damaged VGA cable, try replacing it.

    If not try unplugging the VGA splitter and just run the monitor on it own.

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    thanks for your suggestions. You are very patient I really appreciate that. Today I found the time to visit the class with the PC problems and tried all the suggestions you gave me but to no avail. I think you are right when you said that it is a damaged VGA cable. I will try to buy a new one when I get the budget.
    thanks,
    agiles

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    You suggested to change the VGA cable. If a buy a new one are there any particular brands, specifications and so on that I have to take care of? Thanks in advance.
    Agiles

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    A lot of monitors have something called a 'clock' or 'phase', which can make letters look smudgy if set wrong.
    Don't ask me how to set it 'right'. I have no idea what the criteria for 'right' actually is. But tweaking it often helps letters look sharper.
    Last edited by Garacesh; 3rd June 2013 at 03:50 PM.

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    Are you using a VGA splitter? Sounds like a dodgy cable. A cheap cable will get the job done but might break again. Search for a mid range one.
    Last edited by Alkaline; 3rd June 2013 at 03:16 PM.

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    Please can you give me more info how to buy the best VGA cable as I need a good one and if it works well I change all the cables of the IWBs we have at school.
    agiles

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