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Windows 7: Jagged font since upgrading video card


22 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Jagged font since upgrading video card

I installed Windows 7 64 bit a few days ago and used a BFG Nvidia 7950GT because I hadn't bought a new video card yet. The fonts looked great and were similar to the ClearType font that I was used to in Windows XP. I then upgraded to a BFG Nvidia 285 gtx yesterday and now the fonts are jagged, even with ClearType enabled.

This is driving me crazy. Anyone have a fix? I've tried unchecking and then checking the cleartype setting and I do see a difference in the font, but it isn't as good as before.

Thanks!

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22 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi. Install the latest driver from NVIDIA's website.
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22 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have the latest drivers from Nvidia. Just to make sure, I downloaded them again and reinstalled. Unfortunately the issue still exists
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22 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of this?

There's more to it then taking your word - that's not the issue - it's a technical reason.
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23 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Here's a screenshot. Notice in the selected areas some of the letters are fatter than others.


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23 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That looks fine here to me. Maybe your monitor is doing something.
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23 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I think you may be correct. I'm at work now and I can't see anything wrong with the font in the image. I'll have to check out how to calibrate my monitor.

Thanks for taking a look at the screenshot
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24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I figured out the problem after some trial and error flipping of the Nvidia settings. For anyone else that has this same issue with Nvidia cards, do the following:

1. Right-click on the desktop and go to Nvida Control Panel
2. Make sure advanced settings are used
3. Click on Display -> Change resolution
4. Change the Connector from HDMI - HDTV (Audio enabled) to HDMI - HDTV (Audio disabled)
5. You should notice an obvious improvement in the resolution

See screenshot for details


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14 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm getting the same problem but it only happened after changing monitors (Both 22" Samsung's but different models). Both used VGA, but one was connected through a KVM switch. Any other suggestions on how to fix this?
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