Any reasons why a Native 1920x1080 Monitor has issues with 1680x1050?

Ambience

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Hey all.

I was previously using a Hanns g 21.6 monitor and had no issues with 1680x1050 (the monitor died 3 weeks ago).

I just recently got a VA2212m 22" LED monitor (21.5" viewable) and I'm having issues with 1680x1050.

In 1680x1050 the text looks very fuzzy and stretched. I tried setting the DPI @ 100%(lowest/default) and messed with ClearType a bunch of times and it's still an issue.

I got the monitor cause I was under the impression that given the size similarity to my last monitor, that it would display 1680x1050 with no issues.

I'm in default mode using 1920x1080 now and the text is quite a bit smaller to the point where it's hard to see. I adjusted the DPI settings in many increments(100%, 105%, 110%, ETC%) and I have scaling issues with my desktop icons(I have quite a bit) to the point where I can't use it like this. Would just rather use 1680x1050.
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My Specs:
Computer: ASUS K55N laptop (using it's DVI output)
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
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Does anyone know a way I can make things more crisp/sharp using 1680x1050?


Thanks a bunch and happy New Year as well.
 

Karadjgne

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1920x1080 is 16:9 aspect ratio. 1680x1050 is 16:10 aspect ratio, so there will be an imbalance to the pixels. The monitor has to fill every pixel, so imagine 1080p as all 50 stars in the US flag. Add 1 more star and that perfectly even pattern gets messed up and straight lines no longer match up.

In display settings you can change font size from small to medium, also change icon size, spacing and distance to match your needs.
 
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You really shouldn't be using anything below the monitor's native resolution, not in games and certainly not for desktop activities. There are plenty of ways to change the size and appearance of fonts, icons and the like, both in Windows options and through external programs.
 

nobspls

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Don't set your monitor to 1680x1050 when it is a 1080p screen. Everything will look fuzzy. If the fonts are too small, you can set the font scaling in Windows10 from the display setting. And if you want you can even enable the custom scaling and given 1920 is approximately 1.14 * 1680, so you would use a custom scale factor of 114%. BTW do not mess the DPI settings, those should be default. All you really want to do is scale the fonts.
 

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