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Man! It's already sold out.
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Originally Posted by covertash View Post
This happens to anyone using the Geforce 8 series cards it seems. Copied and pasted this solution from the Newegg reviews for this monitor:

1. NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Manage custom timings.
2. Click both "Treat as HDTV" and "Allow modes not exposed by the display"
3. Click [Create...]
4. Under Custom display mode values: Horizontal desktop pixels: 1440 Vertical desktop lines: 900 GDI Refresh rate: 60 Bits per pixel: 32 (don't have "Interlaced" checked)
5. Click [Advanced >>] (by the way this is where I didn't go when NVIDIA emailed me)
6. Under "Back-end parameters": Timing standard: DMT Desired refresh rate: 60 (the rest of the fields are grayed out)
7. Under "Front-end paramers" Scaling type: Display (none)
8. Click [Test]
9. Click [OK]

Hope this helps you all!

I bought this monitor as well and am absolutely in love with it! True, there may be some fundamental differences compared to more expensive 24"+ monitors, but for under $200 it is VERY hard to beat! The colors and viewing angles are great for my needs. Also, with the money saved, I was able to buy an Ergotron LCD stand for $30 from Staples which now allows me to make flexible adjustments similar to the more expensive monitors out there. Plus, I don't have to jump in on a new video card right away to power my games.

All in all, a phenomenal deal on an awesome monitor!
I did all this and then hit test and while it was asking me if I wanted to keep the settings everything looked beautiful, but then when I click yes keep these settings it goes back to being blurry. The settings are all what you said to put them at though.
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do i have to run it at 1440x900 instead of 1680x1050?
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No you run it at 1680x1050.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I am by no means a fan of 22" monitors because of their huge pixel pitch, but this is indeed a very good deal!
Haha. Yeah, the larger pixel pitch is made for people like me who don't have great eyesight. I'm nearsighted and have had glasses all my life since around 1st or 2nd grade so the 22" is just perfect. Had I gone for a 20" or possibly even 24" (both with smaller pixel pitches) I'd probably need to sit even closer to the monitor.
     
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do i have to run it at 1440x900 instead of 1680x1050?
Sorry it should be 1680x1050. I didn't proofread it before replying so I'll edit that post.
     
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I had it at 1680x1050 and did all that and its blurry, I set it to 1440x900 and it looks good now though... but I want it to run at the best res =/
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Wth, a 22" LCD at 1440x900?? Fail!
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K it worked for some reason after re-doing it three times lol. Looks beautiful, $167 well spent!
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Could you go into a little more detail, just because of Pixel Pitch that make 22" not worthwhile?
A larger pixel pitch means images will be less crisp at the same distance from the computer screen. Smaller pixels, e.g. what you would get with a 20.1" 1680x1050 monitor, will yield crisper images and much sharper text. Having crisper images means you won't need your AA and AF up as high to get the same quality picture that higher AA and AF would get you with the 22" of the same resolution. (This is of course assuming you would be sitting the same distance from the monitor, regardless of which you have.) There is little price difference between the two sizes because there are no changes in technology to make the 22" better; the same technology is used in a larger area so the same number of pixels are in the monitor, hence the larger pixel pitch and smaller pixel density. Jumps in prices generally occur at resolution changes.

With that being said, a 22" monitor has its place, particularly if you will be watching movies on it as well (which generally happens from a distance compared to gaming or general use), but don't want to or can't pay the price increase to go with a 23" or 24" monitor. But for gaming and general computer use, crisper images and text are more important to me.
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