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Second Video Card?

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:08 PM


I'm using Vista Ultimate on my custom PC that I've put a "EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card" in it.

For most everything the video card works great. But I've noticed on occasion that when I'm on a site that has video and I go to watch what looks like a great picture in the small mode to watching it "full screen" it becomes focus challenged to the point of being down right blurry!

Would an added video card to the one that I already have fix this? Or is this focus challenged blur have to do with something else all together?

Any and all advice and recommendations are always welcome. Thanks.


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

A second video card probably won't help a focas problem.

If you are using a LCD monitor make sure it is set to its "native" [recommended] resolution.

If you are using a CRT monitor try lowering the resolution if it is set fairly high.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:34 PM

It's because your monitor is running at a high resolution, maybe even higher than HD. The videos your watching aren't recorded at that high of a resolution. To make them bigger, you are really just stretching the image.
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