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Got my dell U3011 in the mail. So i unpack it, hook it up, boot the pc to the desktop and the 2560x1600 res is already set. But it very pixelated and like say i bring up a web page the words are so blurry i cant read it. However if i play a game, like a ran black ops at 2560x1600 everything looks fine. I ran other games in that res and everything also looked fine. Edit that, it looked freaking great! But whats the deal with the desktop at 2560x1600?

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Dual link dvi broken or not being used?
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;15381073 
Dual link dvi broken or not being used?

Yeah, you have to supply your own dual-link DVI, AFAIK. That's what I had to do, at least. Monoprice.com is where to go for such a thing.

But the whole "the desktop is crap but games are fine" thing is weird. Are you sure you aren't running the desktop at 1600p, and the games at 1200p? Because regular DVI runs fine up to 1080/1200p, IIRC.
    
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;15381073 
Dual link dvi broken or not being used?

Am using Dvi. Got it connected out my gtx 580. That dual link right?
where can i change the 1600p, 1200p settings to make sure?
Edited by Gamerface - 10/20/11 at 8:17am
    
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If it's dual link as shown in this pic, it's dual link.

However, it might be worth it to switch cables anyways to see if that's the reason.

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You sure you aren't using any custom DPI / zoom settings on the desktop?
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Do a factory reset on the monitor. Also make sure it's set to 1:1.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;15381175 
If it's dual link as shown in this pic, it's dual link.

However, it might be worth it to switch cables anyways to see if that's the reason.

181px-DVI_Connector_Types.svg.png


You sure you aren't using any custom DPI / zoom settings on the desktop?


Found the first problem i dont have a dual link dvi cable. First things first am gonna need one of those first before moving on huh?
    
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Have you tried optimizing Windows 7's Text?


Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access > Optimize Visual Display

then play around with the settings.
   
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Originally Posted by Gamerface;15381255 
Found the first problem i dont have a dual link dvi cable. First things first am gonna need one of those first before moving on huh?


I also have hdmi and display port adapter. Would this work as a dual link dvi would?
    
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post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamerface;15381255 
Found the first problem i dont have a dual link dvi cable. First things first am gonna need one of those first before moving on huh?

If it's not dual think, you can't be running 2560x1600, which is exactly why it might be blurry.

That being said, I thought U3011's had a built-in scalar?
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