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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 with the high res true life screen(1680 x 1050).

When I am in the 1680 x 1050 mode, the text is clear and everything is fine.

But when I change it to 1280 x 800, or to any other resolution, the text becomes blurry. Is this because this screen is designed to run at its native resolution only?

I have a 8600 gt vid card, if this helps at all.
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Because your native resolution is 1680x1050. LCDs almost have to be ran at their highest resolution to look clear.

Some are better at it than others, but for the most part native resolution quality is usually much better.
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post #3 of 9
Usually text becomes blurry when the monitor isn't at its optimal resolution.
Also, check your Cleartype settings. It can make text blurry on some monitors.
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Usually text becomes blurry when the monitor isn't at its optimal resolution.
Also, check your Cleartype settings. It can make text blurry on some monitors.

Cleartype settings? Please point me in the right direction!

I have never had problems changing the res on a monitor, I guess laps are different?
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Cleartype settings? Please point me in the right direction!

I have never had problems changing the res on a monitor, I guess laps are different?
Make sure the refresh rate us the highest it can be as well.
    
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I also think it might be this screen. I had a insp 1720 with pretty much the same problem but it was blurry even a native resolution and they replaced the screen and, it fixed it. Oh well I guess I will call tech support in India and see what they can do for me.

I changed refresh rate and cleartype settings and, still not great. Thanks for all of your help.
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LCD's only look right at their native resolution, set it to 1680x1050 for best results.
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post #8 of 9
also look to see if your monitor has a built in scaling option. i enable that on mine when i run lower resolution programs to maintain the aspect ratio, and to keep it from enlarging the image so much that it distorts.
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