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Windows 7: Best Monitor for Intel Core i3-3240

11 Jan 2018   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

mrjimphelps, I do have an HDMI Monitor now as has been pointed out, and this is why I'm a little confused as to why Graphics are not a little better. I now am testing another computer that I might use instead and the graphics are a little better, but don't know why. I will leave a Speccy of it in case anyone want's to look at it. I think all the info needed would be in the Speccy, and how this compares to my current setup. Aside from being a decent AMD Graphics Card, that may be the whole difference. Though the Monitor don't seem any better. I think I do need another monitor, but will keep looking into it just to be sure. I see the HP's always look pretty good, does anyone think they are better than the Dell that I'm using at the start of this thread?

EDIT: Must all be in the Graphics Card, because this monitor is no better that I can tell on paper. I wonder if I can put a better graphics card in my Dell 660s Small Form Factor listed in signature. I did update the RAM to 8GB though.

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12 Jan 2018   #12

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

You could get another graphics card, but I suggest you try these things first:
  • See if there is a newer version of your video driver. If so, install it, to see if that fixes your picture quality. If there is not a newer driver available, then try an older driver.
  • Try this monitor on another computer, to see if the problem persists. If the problem goes away when you plug the monitor into another computer, then the problem is in your computer, not in your monitor. Compare the video settings on both computers; make sure that you use the settings on the "good" computer for the other computer, to see if that fixes the problem.
  • If your monitor has a VGA port, try connecting it via VGA rather than HDMI. You may get better results that way, which would indicate an issue with HDMI, either that it is broken (on the monitor end, on the computer end, or both), or you have a bad HDMI cable, or you have things configured wrong.
You can get a PCI Express video card. Power the computer off, install the video card, and then power on. This will enable the video card and disable the onboard video. The only thing you have to make sure of is that both your new monitor and your video card have the same kind of connection. HDMI is the most common kind of connection, so it is very likely that anything you buy will have an HDMI connection.
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12 Jan 2018   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Oooo, those are good suggestions jim, will do ASAP!
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