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Old 01-06-2009, 02:34 AM
 
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I have a PNY 9800 GT special edition, and my monitor's image is blurry -- however, it gets worse the higher the refresh rate is set. The only explanation I've come across for this is that the 9800 XT doesn't like its signal converted from DVI to VGA. Anybody else experience this with other cards?
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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So I got another bad video card?
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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What monitor? Are you running the native resolution? What resolution were you running with the old card? Is Clear Type on or off?
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:17 AM
 
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What monitor? Are you running the native resolution? What resolution were you running with the old card? Is Clear Type on or off?
It's a Samsung dinosaur, 570S. It ran fine with various other cards as well as the chipset built onto the mobo. Its native res is 1024x768 @ 75hz. 75hz is as high as it will refresh, and it actually looks worse with this video card at 75hz than at its lowest, 60hz, which is abnormal.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:52 AM
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Quality of the VGA (analog) signal can be poor, since most people are using DVI-D, and they put less quality in the VGA output. I changed my cable from VGA to DVI-D and noticed a very good improvement in the sharpness of the display on a 2 year old nvidia card at 1600x1200. The text was blurry. Digital is the way to go.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:56 AM
 
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Should I try running a DVI cable to the monitor, and making the switch to VGA there, instead of using an adapter at the card and running the signal through a VGA line I got 8+ years ago?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:17 AM
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Should I try running a DVI cable to the monitor, and making the switch to VGA there, instead of using an adapter at the card and running the signal through a VGA line I got 8+ years ago?
Well, reducing the length of the cable could help with the signal quality. However, note that the DVI connector passes digital and analog signal on the pins at the same time. When you use the DVI to VGA adapter, you are just tapping the analog pins on the connector (the 4 pins which are around the flat blade pin). So running a DVI then converting probably isn't much different than converting first, you should just try a newer and shorter cable.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:48 AM
 
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I'll try a new cable then. Thanks.
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