September 28th, 2003, 06:32 PM
pixilated fonts? HELP!!!
I need help....Im stuck!!
I just installed a new video card in my PC. Its an NVIDIA FX5900.
All I did was update the drivers and install DirectX9 and now all of a sudden all my fonts that I type in any application are grainy and pixilated.
It does it in Word, Photoshop, Illustrator......whatever.
The weird thing is that it even prints out pixilated. What the heck did I do to my computer?
I dont even know where to begin, Ive tried every setting change I can think of.
Any help would be appreciated.
September 28th, 2003, 07:28 PM
Fisrt off I think this is the wrong forum for your post. If your convinvced it's a graphic card prob then maybe a mod should move it into that forum.
Anways....back to the prob.
If you say that it prints the fonts that way too then I doubt it has anything to do with the graphic drivers.
Sorry I can't really give you much advice except that I my experience the newest nvidia drivers are a real pain and mess things up. Thought this is just in my experience and may not necesarily be true to you.
As a solution I went back to the previous drivers (v44.03) and all works fine.
Also if you use the nvidia TwinView features then the new drivers don't support it no more.
What I did want to ask you though is, Did everything show up fine until you installed the new drivers/DX9? or did it display all wrong since you put the card in and installed the original driver.
September 28th, 2003, 07:31 PM
Sorry about the forum issue......I wasnt aware of another forum pertaining to video cards.
Im not sure about the driver issue as I installed the drivers before I installed the card....per the instructions.
Where might I be able to find the old Nvidia drivers?
September 28th, 2003, 08:09 PM
I don't know if the old drivers are still available.... I saved them on my HD.
October 5th, 2003, 08:08 AM
Yes. Me too. I create a backup copy of my drivers just for emergency purposes.
October 5th, 2003, 08:58 AM
October 6th, 2003, 12:37 PM
Thanks Mr Sammy for moving this thread into its proper thread.
Can you also provide some links that offers free drivers for different hardwares?