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    blury screen on new htpc build

    Hi. i am trying to manually input a refresh rate on my EVGA 260gtx but it wont allow me to do so. i can only select 60mhz on 720p res. i believe this is the issue to the blury image i am having on screen.

    my tv which is connected using vga and a vga to dvi adapter wont allow me to select 59mhz which is the correct refresh rate of my tv.


    Any advice on how i can fix this issue? i cant take print screens because when i post them they come out fine.

    i know my gpu is fine because i tested it on my pc monitor using the same cable and the text and everything onscreen is clear as it should be but not my my hdtv which is one of the first hdtv's to have come out so doesnt have a HDMI socket. just a vga one.

    rest of the specs of my htpc is 1156 core i5 processor, 1tb hdd, 600w seasonic psu, 2gb of ddr3 ram and p7p55 lx mobo.

    tv is a warfedale LCD3210AF

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: blury screen on new htpc build

    Have you tried anouther cable? long shot but i had problems like what your describing with a dodgy cable.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: blury screen on new htpc build

    yes i tried two different vga cables and two different vga to dvi adapters. one i took out fresh that was still sealed in plastic that came with my 480gtx last year

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    Re: blury screen on new htpc build

    When you say 720p resolution, are you actually using 1280x720 resolution, or have you gone with your TVs native approximation of 1366x768?

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    Re: blury screen on new htpc build

    i tried 1366x768? and its a tiny bit clearer but the text is fuzzy and can see something "moving" around the txt. like a crackling kind of animation/look. difficult to explain but when watching vidoes its fine. just reading text is a nightmare

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    Re: blury screen on new htpc build

    i guess i will need a brand new tv. no matter what i do it just doesnt work. if i disable the nvidia drivers, the text is clear but as soon as i install nvidia drivers. it just doesnt work.the text becomes unclear and fuzzy.

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