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x-y graphic distortion on my computer

by paulmars / May 19, 2009 1:30 AM PDT

any jpg turned 90 degrees is elongated (distorted). I dont know why. This is a new install of xp with a new evga card, but they say its not their card. Ideas? Tks, paul

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Just a long shot
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 19, 2009 5:44 AM PDT

But I am probably way out.

Are you using a non-native screen resolution for this monitor? You don't say anything about your system except the new graphics card, so there is little to go on.

Has this ever worked? If so, when, before the new card was installed? If so that points to the card

Mark

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by paulmars / May 19, 2009 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a long shot

I never heard of native res before. I just chose one that looks good to me from the list. Different monitors have different lists on the same computer, so only what works will be listed I thought. I just changed the res from 900 x 600 to 800 x 600 and now the distortion is much less. That just makes sense since 900 is less then 900 and both are "x 600". Why are both choices available??

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Why are choices available?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 19, 2009 8:19 PM PDT
In reply to: .

Not sure about the minor graduation changes that you have, but certainly the larger changes, eg from 800 x 600 to something like
1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024, (on non-wide screens), are available for those who prefer to see more of the display on the Desktop. My own display is 1280 x 1024.

It looks like that 900 x 600 is for a wide screen monitor.

Mark

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(NT) Maybe it's their driver?
by Kees Bakker / May 19, 2009 5:46 AM PDT
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