I unplugged my very old (4 years but running good) Radeon 8500 and plugged it in my office computer to get dual monitor support. I plugged 2 relatively new identiical Dell 19 inch CRT's into the 8500. The primary i plugged it into the vga port and the 2nd (using a DVI to VGA converter that came with my 7800GTX) to the DVI port.
The monitor on the DVI port looks Washed out even as windows is starting. I tried plugging in another monitor but it was the same. im beginning to wonder whether the conversion from DVI to VGA has issues? Any comments guys?
i'm using the latest catalyst along with hydravision to have one very long desktop area accross the two monitors (2560x1024). Washed out in the sense, the colors and contrast suck compared to the first monitor on the normal vga.
I might try a different DVI->VGA adapter as you suggested, thanks. This is really upsetting, if it it werent for this, the setup looks so sweet. ive never had such a high resolution, its awesome for development
however i really hope nothing is wrong with my 8500, i hope to keep it for a few more years i love it