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Poor screen quality

I have an Acer LCD monitor X191W (1 yr old) and a Dell Dimension 8100 desktop (9 yrs old). The monitor was great yesterday, but today it is poor quality. Text is fuzzy and graphics/colors are shadowy and bleeding across the screen.

I plugged the monitor into my laptop and it worked fine. I also checked and double checked all my connections -- again all is fine there. So my guess is the problem lies within the computer.

Do you have any advice on how I should investigate/repair this?

Thanks.

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  • dr15 Oct 20, 2008

    The monitor is plug and play. But I did reinstall the display adapter driver from NVIDIA, and it made no difference.

    Could it be the video card?


  • dr15 Oct 20, 2008

    The monitor is plug and play. But I did reinstall the display adapter driver (from NVIDIA), and it made no difference.

    Could it be the video card?


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Re install your dell video card driver

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