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Windows 7: Brand New LCD Monitor looks washed out and blurry


29 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Brand New LCD Monitor looks washed out and blurry

I just got a brand new computer last night, but the monitor looks very washed out, and blurry. I have researched the matter, but have found no solutions, and I really don't want to have to take it back. I ran a display quality test, and it found two errors, but didn't explain how to fix them...

"Visual effects settings aren't optimized for best performance"

"current video card driver isn't compatible with the wddm"


My exact computer is this one...
AX1430-UD30P | Product Model

My exact monitor is this one...
Amazon.com: Acer S230HL 23" Class Widescreen LED Monitor: Computers & Accessories


I really hope that someone can help me, or I'll have to return it, and fear that the next one will be the same way.

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29 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Are you using the onboard graphics?

What graphics drivers are you using?

Which interface are you using (HDMI or VGA)?
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29 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
 
 

In addition to bobkn's questions are you running it at it's native resolution? (1920 x 1080 according to your link) Flat panels only look "right" at their native resolution. (or an exact multiple of same)

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29 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is the color quality set to High (32-bit), with a refresh rate of 60 Hz?
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29 Jun 2012   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Graphics Links

These links are for your graphics drivers.
Intel VGA driver at Acer

Download

AMD driver at AMD

AMD Catalyst

In case you need them
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29 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The interface is VGA, It is at its native resolution (I read all about that) The color quality set to 32-bit, and I have updated all of the drivers, but it still says, "current video card driver isn't compatible with the wddm"
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29 Jun 2012   #7

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have you checked your DirectX is upto date

Old dx can cause wddm issues

How about a snip of the screen ?
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29 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SongmakersCry View Post
The interface is VGA, It is at its native resolution (I read all about that) The color quality set to 32-bit, and I have updated all of the drivers, but it still says, "current video card driver isn't compatible with the wddm"
I suppose that your graphics controller is the onboard HD6320 one.

What driver are you using?

How much memory is allocated to the graphics? (Long shot here.)
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