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#1 Kent2K

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 04:09 AM

Ok I recently got a new Dell Demension XPS Gen 4...

Anyways, I went from a CRT Monitor to an LCD monitor and before, on a 7 year old Dell, I never seen the big contrast between gradients.

Now that I am on this computer, even when creating fresh works in Adobe, I see the contrast between gradients, which I had never seen before.

I don't know if it is because of the LCD or what...

But color settings are at 32 bit...

So I don't know...

If anyone sees the same and seeing a perfect color transition between light and dark IS NOT normal, please let me know.

Thanks once again,
Kent

#2 Benji

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 04:12 AM

Is it a bunch of patchy stripes and not a smooth gradient?

I had that problem before

#3 Kent2K

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 04:31 AM

Yes, I don't know how to fix it.

Spent 2 hours with Dell support and nothing.

It was fine on my 7 year old computer and now I have a 2,700 dollar computer and nothing works.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

#4 Screen Scratcher

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 10:44 AM

Problem is with your wallpaper which you are using

#5 Kent2K

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:17 PM

No, it happens with every graphic I see.

The WinMatrix logo is no longer as smooth as before, I can see lines.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:48 PM

what is your resolution?
try to mess around with your setting and call dell they have a good support team

#7 ReynoldsM

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 02:01 PM

It's best to use the native resolution when using an LCD Monitor
1280x1024px for 17"
1024x768px for 15"

#8 Kent2K

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 02:16 PM

My screen resolution is 1280x1024.

All my settings have stayed the same.

I did call last night and spent 2 hours on the phone with them.

We have come down to 2 last options:

1. Return the computer to the factory state
2. Send me a new graphics card

I just don't see how it could change in a matter of 4 hours and what could have happened.

Thanks for the help, any more suggestions would be appreciated.

Kent

#9 Benji

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 04:55 PM

Either try to update you gfx cardx or just back up ur shit and re install winxp

#10 Kent2K

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 08:57 PM

Yeah finally Dell Support got tired of trying to fix it and said we'll send someone out to replace your graphics card.

So...

lol

Thanks for all the help guys.

#11 Benji

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 11:27 PM

NP , lol

#12 Kent2K

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 01:34 AM

I just hope it is not the monitor and they come out here for nothing....

#13 Aqua Structure

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:07 AM

The graphics card is almost certainly your problem.

#14 Kent2K

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:15 AM

I hope.

It's not noticeable by the normal eye.

But for people who do graphics it is.

I mean the winmatrix sphere looks ALMOST normal, until you really look at it.

Then a simple paintbrush in Adobe does not show a smooth contrast, so I hope that's what it is.

I mean everything looks normal, besides a few things, so...

I hope!

Thanks for the HELP!

#15 Flash848

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

I too have the same problem but WinMatrix logo still looks smooth to me

#16 Neutron Nine

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:19 AM

WinMatrix logo is a gif that's why it doesn't look smooth

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