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Windows 7: Windows 7 with GeForce 9800 GTX - Gamma problem and CRT

12 Jul 2009   #1

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Windows 7 with GeForce 9800 GTX - Gamma problem and CRT

Recently I upgraded to a new PC. The new i7ís. Performance wise itís incredible and I love the fact I have a constant 100fps with people blowing up left, right and centre. However there is still a problem.
Apparently itís a known problem that there is a gamma bug with the Geforce 9800 gtx and windows 7 drivers, so the games played seem much darker then usual. Itís fine in TF2 because itís quite a bright game and I just jack brightness to full!
However in NS (natural selection - HL1 mod) itís extremely dark with my gamma settings on high. By tweaking my settings in the nvidia panel, I get a brighter game but with less colour and definition, and so itís harder to see noticable models. The game is harder to play and much more ugly.
So I wanted to try my CRT (better colour depth and quality). I plugged in my CRT, and selected to load my OS. It gets to the windows is starting little icon, the booosh. My crt stops responding and wonít get recognized. Yet my LCD does.
So if anyone has any help or fixes for the following. Please do help.
(Iíve googled a ton!)

My PC:

Intel i7 - 2.66 ghz
6GB DDR2 RAM (4GB in use)
GeForce 9800 GTX
ASUS MW221u LCD monitor
iiyama Vision Master 450 CRT monitor
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

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13 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7, Linux

set your defaults to standard before switching monitors, such as 1024x768 at 75hz. LCD's have a VERY different hz and res settings than a CRT. specifically the hz, because CRT's support higher frequencies (hence why they still have "clearer" picture than lcd). anyways I can't stress how much you should set defaults when switching monitors, especially crt. it's why you 'usually' get the 15 seccond "ok" test for switching to new resolutions
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