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Improved Video Quality Needed (Not Gaming)
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March 26, 2013
10:21 AM
BearPup
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I have an AMD Phenom II Quad Core w/ 8 GB RAM (24 GB Effective RAM). I have a used Radeon HD 5570 video card with 1 GB Video RAM. My Monitor is a HANNS-G model HZ201 running maxed at 1600×900@60Hz.

The problem: the screen looks “grainy”. The solution is what? Video card upgrade? To what? I’m on a very tight, fixed budget.

All help is greatly appreciated.

June 4, 2013
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@pupulv: Thank you for your comment, but you mistake my meaning. Video quality in this context¬†means the quality of whatever I see when I look at my monitor.¬†Regardless of whether I’m looking at what I’m typing on the screen, to looking at one of my wallpaper desktop backgrounds, to reading an article online, to watching a movie online. But thanks for trying to help.

 

June 4, 2013
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Mukhi
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BearPup said
I have an AMD Phenom II Quad Core w/ 8 GB RAM (24 GB Effective RAM). I have a used Radeon HD 5570 video card with 1 GB Video RAM. My Monitor is a HANNS-G model HZ201 running maxed at 1600×900@60Hz.

The problem: the screen looks “grainy”. The solution is what? Video card upgrade? To what? I’m on a very tight, fixed budget.

All help is greatly appreciated.

If the grainy look is from the beginning, your monitor has a problem. If it has just started, either monitor/GC has just got a problem, or it may be configuration issue. You don’t need an upgrade since you already have high-enough (really high actually) config. that should make the screen look good (in terms of performance). Run in the safe mode (I guess you are using Windows?). Does it still look grainy? Yes => Monitor issue, No => Graphics card has an issue.

June 4, 2013
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@Mukhi: Thank you for your comment. I thought I had posted my answer here, but obviously not. It turns out it was a monitor issue coupled with worsening eyesight. I got rid of the Hanns-G monitor and replaced it with an LG brand IPS monitor – a night and day difference. Colors are vivid and bright, and text is clear and sharp, what graininess is left is due to my eyes getting worse (I’m legally blind, and its impacting my computer work). But I will remember what you said about testing in safe mode, its a good trick to know, rather than gambling whether its a monitor or card issue (I spent an extra $30 testing a video card, when your test would have saved me that cash). Thanks again for posting.

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