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Washed out monitor colors

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Washed out monitor colors


    Hello guys! i am new on here so welcome me! hehe!

    I have just bought a samsung LED SyncMaster S22D390Q monitor and am loving it's design, but not its color reproduction. colors/fonts look washed out/foggy/fuzzy! i cant even read anything properly as it make my eyes hurt. at first i thought the monitor was defective, but then i have tried it with my friend's laptop and it works perfectly. all the colors are displayed accurately.

    I have tried fine tuning sharpness/contrast/brightness and the problem still persists. Does anyone out there know how i could fix this?
    thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hi 8hacker and welcome to the forum! Go here on your computer: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display
    There are lots of tweaks.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Hi popeye. thanks you for your response. i forgot to mansion in my post that i had already dome that and it didn't help this is really frustrating
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hmmm, what kind of video card do you have? Is it different from your friend's? Could be drivers or settings with the video adapter.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    that is my system

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    and bellow is my friend's

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    the drivers are up to date,bro. just installed /installed them again and still nothing. maybe it could be the setting with the video adapter. do you happen to know how i could go about changing the setting?
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    With Intel HD graphics you should have below GUI for settings if current drivers installed. When you right click on desktop do you get a graphics options pull down?

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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Hi again. yes i do get the graphics option on the
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