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Dual monitors - difference in 'whiteness'

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Papillon, 25 May 2006.

  1. Papillon


    Joined: 13 Nov 2005

    Posts: 113

    I am running two identical Dell 1906FP monitors off an ATI Radeon X800 XL card with dual DVI outputs. Both monitors are on the factory settings, but the white on one of them is slightly duller than the other. It looks 'off' in comparison - not a huge amount, but when you look closely there's a difference. I've swapped the cables around, but the 'dull' monitor remains the same, so it's not the card.

    Any suggestions?

  2. james.miller


    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,309

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    change the settings on one of the monitors?
  3. Papillon


    Joined: 13 Nov 2005

    Posts: 113

    I've tried changing the settings, but it just goes a slightly different variation of its same 'white' if that makes sense.

    Just to add, the second monitor is brand new today, and the original one is about a month old, so has had a few hours use. Would that make a difference?
  4. SkintATT


    Joined: 6 May 2006

    Posts: 10

    I would expect the back lights to be excessivley bright bright when a monitor is brand new and then to age to normal levels quite quickly. this maybe what your seeing.

    Last edited: 25 May 2006