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Ultimate Geek


Topic # 27165 16-Oct-2008 12:23
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Hi All,

I am currently using LG Flatrom LG246WH 24" inch monitor with Windows Vista Ultimate and NVidia GeForce 9800GT graphics card. The display is great when you watch HD movies or play games, but when it comes to normal computer usage, things like DPI, XP DPI scaling are kind of making it difficult.

Is there any other software to tweak those display settings other than NVidia's software? I increased the DPI to 120 and unchecked XP style DPI scaling and the display looks great, but I didnt like the icons also getting scaled along with the font size Embarassed

I read somewhere that XP DPI scaling is turned on by default if your DPI is < 110 (???)


Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mac: iMac 21.5" Snow Leopard
Mobile : iPhone 3GS

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  Reply # 171530 16-Oct-2008 14:25
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I just leave mine at 96dpi, for a res of 1920x1200 on a 24" that is the correct dpi setting.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 171537 16-Oct-2008 14:39
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We use two 22" Samsung Widescreens here on Windows XP, with a 7950GTX (The double layered one with 1GB of ram) and everything seems fine. I'd say it's probably Vista and the extra memory it takes to render it's graphics over Windows XP that's causing the issue :(

Only advice I can give you at this point is to try uninstalling the graphics card drivers that Microsoft installs in MSUpdate (If indeed it has done so) and install Nvidias own GeForce drivers (Latest version I mean here not one you have on a disc obviously) from their website. You may have already tried this I don't know, I do know that Microsoft OS's are notorious for trying to replace vendor drivers with their own "modified versions" for audio and visual equipment and it usually doesn't work as well with the hardware.

We once had fun here getting a cambridge 4.1 sound system to work with a cambridge 4.1 soundcard because Microsoft didn't want to use the vendor drivers, it wanted to use it's own drivers, which thought the system was 5.1 and not 4.1 and therefore didn't output the sound properly, or the SLi Nvidia cards which ran perfectly until MSUpdate re-installed the MS-Tampered drivers, when it started jittering and jumping instead of perfectly smooth graphics we started to look into why.

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