Strange ghost shadow

santox

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i just upgraded to a nvidia gtx card and an acer x233h lcd monitor. all is fine except when i look very closely at writing, i can see "ghost letters". an example: an "l" i see the l basicaly normal but if i look closely, its acutaly an "ll" with the second l being extremely close to the first one and being almost invisible. or maybe you could say the l got an almost invisible shadow.

the "l" is just an example ofc, its with all writing. when the background is grey, the ghost shadow appears to be white and is a tad easier to see. this reminds me of something i had ages ago, was on a crt though i think. cant realy remember.

is this something from gfx card or monitor? any ideas how to get rid of it?

another question:

when the monitor screen is all white and i look at it for a while, i can tell a very slight flickering? can it be related to unstable electricity?

thanks
 

santox

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the monitor only has a vga input. i did try different dongles and a shielded cable. didnt fix the problem though.
 

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it does, and everything is crisp, there is just this sort of shadow. its mostly not very strong and on white background its almost invisible. but if you eg look at http://cult.razerzone.com/ and look at the menu item "Show all" there is a black "l" shadow behind the last "l".

i tried different cables and it seems to have an effect. unfortunately the other cables just make it worse (even the shielded one i picked up in shop for testing).
 
You may not get away from that with an analog connection. I have never been happy with a vga connection on an lcd, you get those oddities where the image isn't exactly presented correctly. A Digital connection will map it pixel to pixel. It could also be an issue with the lcd panel.