Monitor Tuning

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sun Aug 21 14:37:51 GMT 2005

Sean wrote:

> Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Friday, 12 August 2005 at 15:52:13 -0400, Sean wrote:
>>> My display is not very sharp and I was looking for a few tips that 
>>> might
>>> help to cure things. I tweeked a few things and no luck. Still a soft
>>> dull image. Little annoying on the eyes.
>>> Is anyone running a NEC Multisync XV17+ with an Nvidia 6500 ultra and
>>> getting a sharp display?
>>> Excerpts from my xorg.conf will give you my monitor and graphics card.
>> Others have said this already, but to clarify: adjusting the monitor
>> parameters may enable you to get higher resolution or less flicker,
>> but they're unlikely to make it sharper unless they were previously
>> out of the operating range.  Nowadays that's seldom, since monitors
>> will just refuse to operate out of spec.
>> Your monitor may be old, but that doesn't mean in itself that it's
>> worn out.  I'm still using an Eizo (Nanao) monitor made in 1989.  It's
>> no longer the best, but it still works.
>> Greg
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> Thanks Greg
> I will play with settings further.
> Sean

    Speaking of Monitor tuning... I remembered about this website after 
I ran into it on a forum that I frequent.. this will help you setup your 
monitor resolution correctly and it improves the refresh rate actually 
quite a bit: <>.

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