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Does your pc monitor look milky ?

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by Darren, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Forumite

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    I thought i would post this up because it is something i came across with one of my monitors and it is a very frustating situation.
    If you have a Nvidea GPU and your monitor is attached with a HTML cable or Disply port to HTML cable you may notice your monitor looks a bit cloudy almost as if it had a cataract, you can mess with your monitors settings and change the colour options in Nvideas control panel and it still wont look correct well the fix is simple so here goes.
    Firstly the reason your screen looks the way it does is because it is attached via one of the two cables mentioned above this makes nvidea drivers think it is a television and not a monitor this in turn results in the dynamic range being restricted to Limited (16-235), this causes the odd milky gloss over your screen, there are a few fixes the first is to see if you can use a different type of cable DVI or displayport cable, you can also fix it without paying extra to do this firstly make sure your Nvidea drivers are up to date after this right click your desktop and select Nvidea control panel then select Adjust desktop colour settings, now you will see Dynamic range and if you have updated your driver you will have a dropdown enabling you to change the options between Limited and Full, select Full and click apply your screen may go black for a few seconds but after that the milky overtone should be gone and your screen should look great.
    The other method is to navigate to the same place and look for Digital colour format then swap it from RGB to YCbCr444 again after you click apply your screen may go black for a few seconds.
     
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  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I need a new monitor, my 22" is 7 years old and my eyes are a lot worse! Currently its a toss up between a 27" 1080p I have on back order with amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009IBETR2

    Got it for £130, but there is a chance it will never arrive. Alternatively if I really push it I can afford a Benq 1440p, but its more than double the price:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-GW2765...&qid=1426247191&sr=1-1&keywords=benq+gw2765ht

    I figure I stare at the monitor a lot, and if its going to last a long time then maybe I should spend more. But then again I could get the 1080p now and just hope in 4 years the 1440p are down to that sort of price? I dunno, it is a lot more.....
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Forumite

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Presumably you mean HDMI cable.
     
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    Darren Well-Known Forumite

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    Lol yes i did i must of still been in work mode :)
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    You got there before me :D
     
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    Darren Well-Known Forumite

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Lol, convinced me!
     
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    city skylines is an awesome game
     
  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Spent 2 hours changing 1 junction last week, its like digital crack!
     
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    lol it is i know what u mean but its amazing over tripple screens like mine so clear and doesnt ever look bunched up
     
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    I recently upgraded to a 1440p screen, the difference is surprising.
     
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    Yeah the only problem I have is some games only render 2 screens so they render half on each of the side monitors and the other half is stretched yet on sim games racing and that it works fine
     
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    I have upgraded to a 144hz screen which is capable of 3D gaming, it also has Nvidia G-Sync in the monitor which means it synchronises display refresh rates to the GPU and not to the screen resolution like Anti-aliasing does because most screens run around 60hz meaning that Anti-aliasing locks your FPS to around 60FPS per second, i have a Gigabyte GTX 980 so i get a better gaming experience.
     
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    Yeah I read about the g sync from a mate who works for Airbus he just got one and can't fault them


    On another note the human eye can only see up to 60fps so anything more is a waste I think
     
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    That is cheap i just got Witcher 2 for under £3 on Steam.
     

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