Sensitive eyes rejoice! I come bearing lower-brightness calibration information for our favorite Micro-Center Monitor.
I've had this thing since June or July and so far still going strong with no issues. Mine has 1 dead pixel, and I have to try to find it (I keep forgetting it's even there until I do stuff like re-calibrate).
The only annoyance is with VGA output sometimes, like when updating graphics drivers or booting (no bios screen). Fortunately I use a 19" ViewSonic as the "#1" monitor so it displays POST at boot.
Anyway, on to the cal:As in my previous post
, this is an RGB SLIDER calibration. This means you get 100% accurate color in all games and movies, since the calibration is done on the monitor and not in the LUT of the video card.
Therefore, you must manually adjust all settings on the monitor to the following specifications:
COLOR TEMP: USER
All other settings are at their defaults. I recommend doing a factory reset of the monitor settings before changing to the above values to ensure you don't have something wacky going on.
Now since each panel might have slight differences, I can't guarantee you will achieve 100% accuracy with your specific monitor, however this should get you close. If accuracy is important for you, I recommend you invest in a color calibration tool, such as the Spyder4Elite that I use. It's a powerful tool!
Auria-22-6500-RGB.zip 2k .zip file
This profile uses a lower brightness than my previous profile
, so if you like a strong backlight, continue to use my previous profile. If you prefer a darker backlight with deeper blacks (or you use your monitor in a dim room), you may prefer this profile.
It's standard 2.2 gamma / 6500K with 120 cd/m2 brightness.
Extract the file to your Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color folder, and use the "Color Management" utility (Win7) to apply it.
Enjoy!Edited by pabloedvardo - 9/16/12 at 1:59pm