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fuzzy letters on screen

Intel Media dp67de desktop motherboard -...
April 11, 2011 at 14:12:36
Specs: Win7 home premium, i5-2500
I get fuzzy letters on the screen. Where has the XP-sharpness gone? Search on the net says that the new renderingmethod DirectWrite is responsible for the fuzzy characters on the screen. Videocard has been replaced. I think the Intel dp67de is partly responsible for this mess.

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April 11, 2011 at 14:53:37
Did you install the graphic drivers for your graphics?

What is the model of your monitor?

What resolution are you currently using?

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April 12, 2011 at 13:25:14
Everything is done by the book. Updated graphic driver (ATI Radeon HD 5670). Win7 SP1. Updated my monitor Samsung Syncmaster 2243. I use the native resolution (1680*1050) of the monitor. Just wonders why some users of Win7 have this problem and others don't.
I'm considering to install Linux. Everything is better than looking at a terrible display.
Something must cause this problem, but apparently nobody can find it!

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April 12, 2011 at 14:28:26
I haven't heard about this issue from anyone else. I am here daily.

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April 12, 2011 at 16:01:54
Visit this url

and look carefully at the screenshots of the browser UI.
GDI is Xp
DWrite is Win7
compare the "L's" and "H's"

With some type of fonts, it becomes even worse.


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April 12, 2011 at 16:22:20
did you disable the onboard video via the bios since it appears you replaced with a ATI card?

no yellow exclaimation points in device manager concerning video?

have you tried a different resolution like 1024x768 to see if the issue goes away under different resolutions?

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's

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April 12, 2011 at 17:10:41
Go to Control Panel> Display> Adjust Cleartype Text.

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April 13, 2011 at 00:19:30
I have a P67 chipset, so no graphics on board. Did a check. Other resolutions other than the native resolution give bad results (as expected). Cleartype is a disaster. Not one suggestion gives good results. On the other hand, if i install the Cleartype for Win XP, i get a very sharp result in the windows of Cleartype. Unfortunately, Win7 won't accept it because it has its own Cleartyp built in.

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April 13, 2011 at 05:11:11
Then try changing your default fonts.

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April 13, 2011 at 05:32:56
Did you install the motherboard chip set drivers and Windows 7 SP1?

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April 13, 2011 at 10:33:36
Every suggestion you make has been tried already. I'ts a real mistery. You are right though: some fonts give a better result, but shouldn't all fonts not be very clear?

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April 13, 2011 at 13:18:50
Truetype fonts are designed to look better under those conditions.

Are you an avid gamer? Perhaps some settings in Direct X are causing the issue.

Are you by chance using the monitor with the screen rotated to the vertical position? I found a review that may give you some additional help. It mentions settings for text.

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April 16, 2011 at 12:02:14
Sorry, been away for awhile. You probably are right about the Truetype fonts. Some fonts display themselves worse than others.
I am not a gamer and rotation of the monitor gives the same result.
Maybe, as you suggest, Direct X could be partly responsible. I also know that Firefox 4 users have similar problems. Firefox therefore suggests to disable hardware acceleration, which helps a bit.

Thanks for the tips and advice. I suggest we close the subject. Might I find an method to improve the situation, I will surely let you know.

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