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    Jagged text w/Catalyst drivers

    I'm using the Catalyst 3.0 driver with my 8500 (128meg version) and all text has a very jagged appearance. This is web pages, word docs, even the little start button the bottom left of screen.

    I running WinXP Pro and Epox 8rda (nForce2) mobo. 1024x768 True Color (32bit), 85 hertz

    This was a fresh install so there should be no remnants of other drivers.

    I performed a search but didn't find anyone else with this problem. Are there any settings I can adjust to smooth things out?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm guessing that your Windows is simply not set to antialias the fonts. I am not familiar with XP, but in 98 and 2000 it's in the "normal" display properties. I.e., if you clicked on the "Advanced" button, you've gone too far.

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    In windows XP, that option is found thus:

    Right cick background -> properties -> Appearance -> Effects

    It should be the second check box.

    Hope that helps!
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    Thanks to both of you for your time.

    Swedishlf, that did it! The "smooth fonts" box was in fact unchecked.

    Many thanks.......

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    Make sure the AA method is "ClearType" (not "Normal") if you want extra smoooooothness.

    MuFu.

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