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Why did my font get so blurry after installing a new video card?

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I was using my onboard video which was ATI Radeon HD 4250 build-in 128MB DDR3 1333 SidePort Memory

I tried cleartype and adjusting the resolution. Nothing works.

Why would my text get worse after installing a better graphics card.

I have installed this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932

Any solutions?
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post #2 of 15
Try a different monitor. Make sure onboard GPU is deactivated in the bios.
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Try adjusting sharpness on your monitor.
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did u go into your bios and disable your onboard graphics?
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Are you using VGA? if so try DVI or HDMI if your monitor supports it, sorted the problem out for me.
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post #6 of 15
Check CCC for options to change resolution or overscan.
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The above. Might be your eyes. My friend has a weird eye disorder and 'awesome crystal clear res' to us, is different for him, to him it looks blurry, lowering the res seemed to make him think it looked 'wow so much better that's awesome'.

Just a thought, you never know, I've heard some crazy stories about people having eye disorders.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
Try a different monitor. Make sure onboard GPU is deactivated in the bios.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spct View Post
did u go into your bios and disable your onboard graphics?

I know it's not the monitor because when I was using my onboard video everything was totally fine. And how do I go about deactivating it? And do I really need to if my computer detects my new graphics card? Wouldn't it neglect the onboard video?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Try adjusting sharpness on your monitor.
Already tried, but its not just that, the font also changed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzzin92 View Post
Are you using VGA? if so try DVI or HDMI if your monitor supports it, sorted the problem out for me.
Already tried.

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Check CCC for options to change resolution or overscan.
What is overscan?

Quote:
Originally Posted by narmour View Post
The above. Might be your eyes. My friend has a weird eye disorder and 'awesome crystal clear res' to us, is different for him, to him it looks blurry, lowering the res seemed to make him think it looked 'wow so much better that's awesome'.

Just a thought, you never know, I've heard some crazy stories about people having eye disorders.
seriously...?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jaylim0512 View Post
seriously...?
If you've tried everything else technical. You never know.

And I am actually being serious, I know it may sound crazy!
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Are you using an HDTV as the monitor?
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