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post #1 of 18
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Hey guys, I just got a used Dell 3007WFP-HC

I'm having a hard time getting it to look normal. lol. Not a good sign. It would freak out if it wasn't on the right resolution and I finally hooked up both monitors and was able to set the second one, the 3007 to right resolution. but things still look terrible. I'm not sure if I have a setting, or driver issue. or a bad monitor. I have 2 pictures to post. First is my current U2410 monitor and it looks perfect. and the second photo is the 3007, everything is pixelated and fuzziness separates the different colors.

Current monitor, native res. looks fine



and here is the Dell 3007 at native res, looks terrible



Any idea's would be greatly appreciated. Have them both hooked up over DVI with my 480 on latest nvidia drivers.
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Wow, that looks really weird. Can you like go through all of the settings in your monitor? Try out different ones. Also, try turning up/down the vibrancy in the nvidia control panel. That same thing happens to me when I set the vibrancy to a certian amount.
    
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post #3 of 18
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the dell 3007 doesn't have an OSD.. just raise n lower brightness. I'll try vibrancy just in case.

Yea, not sure here.. When i turn it on it goes through all the colors and they all seem fine, but everything is all pixelated now. not sure what to try. shouldn't be that hard right? I took a screenshot of the dell 3007, the fuzzy one. and the picture comes out clear, but clearly from my cell phone shots above, it is not. lol.

idea's?
Edited by xguntherc - 3/6/11 at 10:45pm
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post #4 of 18
Oh lol, I didn't know it didn't have an osd... If the screen shots look good, then I'm guessing something is wrong inside of the monitor. I guess if you have a warranty, you might want to start an rma, or if you don't, maybe open it up and see if any of the capacitors are blown up.
    
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post #5 of 18
I think it has to do with the resolution of the picture. My Mac does this when I make an image larger than the resolution the wallpaper. Is it only with that picture, or is it with everything?
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It's everything.. not just the wallpaper. start menu n all looks weird.
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post #7 of 18
I think it's better to answer here rather than going through the hassle of getting to the inbox lol.
First thing first since this is something you might not be aware of. In order to drive up to 2560x1600 resolution, you need a dual link DVI to make it work. The 3007WFP-HC only has 2 res. 1280x800 and 2560x1600 so you can only select either one of those two. The way I see it that could be the issue since you didn't mention what kind of connection you're using. For more info pls refer here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
Edited by iTravis - 3/7/11 at 3:25am
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post #8 of 18
Use the same cable, same port on the GPU and try another input device.

If none of those work, you've got a bad monitor.
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post #9 of 18
When i went from a 1080p TN screen to my Current monitor, (dell u2711) I didnt swap the cable and I had the same screen as your second picture.

I used a DVI to HDMI cable, with a HDMI to DVI adapter on the HDMI end for the TN monitor.

Then I swapped to the DVI cable that came with my screen, and the picture was perfect.

So I would take a guess that its the cable you are using.
post #10 of 18
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I'm using a DVI dual link cable that came with the monitor.. but in Nvidia control panel under resolution. my U2410 shows native as the correct res, but for the 3007 the (native) is next to 1280x800 and then says recommended on the 2560x1600.

So according to the NV CP it's saying native is 1280. not sure why. I could always try another dual link DVI cable and see if that makes a difference. Refresh rate should be the usual 60 Hz right?

Thanks for idea's guys. this is sad
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