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#1 14 years ago

Hi I have a 17" Lcd monitor samsung Syncmaster 710M and ATI Radeon 9600xt AIW. I noticed whenever I opened a picture from any file or play a dvd the picture is not that clear. It seems like the picture have drops of rain! I don't know how to fix it to make it so clear. Please help me! Is this something to do about my monitor or videocard? I used this videocard in my previous computer and it seems fine. Please help... Here is a sample of the picture that seems like have raindrops. Fantastic-Four.jpg If you are not seeing the raindrops on the face of each character maybe its just my monitor display. Please help me to adjust it! Thanks a lot


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#2 14 years ago

I am not seeing those raindrops. I am seeing some color issues.

1. It could be interference between your card, and your monitor. 2. Your Refresh rate might be set too high, most 17" LCDs couldn't support over 100hz.


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#3 14 years ago

You have an ATI card, so check what the alternate DVI options are in the control panel.

To do this: 1- Right-click the ATi icon on the takbar, go to "Settings > ATi Display Settings" 2- Then when the options come up go to the "Options" tab and see if Alternate Operation is turned on and also if Reduce DVI Frequency is on . 3- Turn these on or off to see if that could be the problem.


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#4 14 years ago

How old is the monitor,and have you tried it on another comp?

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#5 14 years ago

i cant see any sort of rain, but a slight amount of noise, like when your TV goes 'snowy', but this is very fine



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#6 14 years ago

As has been said above, tinker with the settings, the refresh rate and so forth. Make sure you've got the drivers from the disk installed, and check to see if there's a more up to date version of them.

Your monitor's specs seem good to me after a quick browse so it shouldn't be anything to do with quality. Reset all the settings on the OSD to default. If, like me, you've got a sharpness setting, try tweaking that.

Make sure you haven't got a whopping great bar magnet or anything near the monitor and try moving any speakers or metal objects away, I'm not sure to what extent these affect LCDs though.

Try using both the DVI and VGA connectors.

That's about all I can think of. To me that picture seems to have some quality issues, I can see quite a bit of crap in the shadowy areas of the characters' faces.