I have a Windows XP (yes, XP) desktop that has a NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT graphics card, using an LG W2042TQ (20 inch widescreen monitor ). I always had a kinda “weird” display on that computer—not horrible—but everything like the start button and the icons are a bit stretched and wide.
I decided to try if I could have a better display (current resolution is 1280x768). And I saw that behind that computer theres a DVI to VGA converter plugged in the DVI port of the graphics card, and then a VGA cable link the monitor to that converter (weird setup).
I decided to buy a dual link DVI cable, I hooked it up, but I’m getting the exact same display, not even better. I tried changing the resolution to the highest possible (1680x1050) but then the display is even worse (everything is really small--icons, start button, ...), and display quality is kind of bad.
There are 2 DVI ports (side by side) behind the computer, I plugged the DVI cable on the same port the DVI to VGA converter was plugged in. Any solutions on how I could make the display more natural or it just has to be like that?