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Help with display please

blue_jjb

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Not sure if this is the right section? sorry if it isn't. OK ive had this problem with my computer for a while but its only recently become a big enough one for me to bother trying to sort it.

Whenever i set my computer to anything higher than 800x600 resolution images and windows show up fine but in-game/ menus/ icon text in windows and everything else (even the internet) appears garbled (for lack of a better word). the text is readable but barely and i just spent30 quid on a game that doesnt support a resolution as low as the one i use.

please help

oh and if it helps i'm using a Winfast nvidia 6600 Graphics card and a 20" lcd tv as a monitor (through the vga port)
 

Seth

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Welcome to Free PC Help blue.

Here's a couple of things to try:

1) Toggle "Clear Type" by going to Control Panel>Display Properties>Appearance>Effects.

2) Download the latest graphic drivers from here (Use Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products) http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Also keep in mind that LCD's are designed to display at a specific resolution (which is much higher than 800 X 600). As such, you may not be able to get a proper display unless you use the native resolution.
 

blue_jjb

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using a vga male to male and thanks seth ill try when i get home
 

blue_jjb

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ok ive officially tried every resolution i either get no signal on my monitor or the garbled display

I also downloaded the driver and still nothing GAH
 

Seth

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I get the feeling this doesn't have anything to do with your computer, but rather the LCD TV.

Anyone else agree?
 

Seth

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...something like the type of connection or a TV setting.
 

Seth

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What is the model number of the TV?

With more thought, I'm suspecting the TV doesn't support anything over 800 X600, or if it does, you may have to use a different connector or change a setting on the TV.
 

blue_jjb

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hmmmm u think HD would work? im getting one of those new HD radeon grfx cards in a couple of weeks and i was hoping to get it fixed by thn... i mean i got an adaptor tht connects to a HD port from a pc one and the lc d tv im using supports hd?? think it'll work?
 

Seth

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It's possible.

The manual for the TV will tell ya'. Do you still have it? If not, we should be able to find it online with the model number.