I've just acquired a second hand TFT (flat panel)Monitor (PROVIEW CY765 17"). The picture quality is fine and dandy but opening files now takes ages. Waiting for a folder to open takes 5-10 seconds and if I open more than 5 or 6 jpegs in succession it can take well over 10 seconds for further ones to appear. This can't be normal - can it? Apart from cancelling my cheque and buying a brand new monitor for loads more money is there anything I can do to speed things up? BTW, my PC uses Windows 2000 if that's relevant. Thanks.
Thanks for the replies so far. The monitor is only 1 year old. I don't see why defrag would help as there was slowness problem with the PC before, when it was linked to my old standard monitor (also 17"). I've just been told by the bloke who sold it to me that he didn't have a problem with it and he suggested downloading a driver, so if that sounds like the best idea I'll do it.
Forgive me if I have not understood your question correctly, but after reading through it a couple of times, I feel sure that the problem has nothing to do with your monitor.
woodchip, is correct in saying that a TFT will have a slightly slower response time when playing games, but even this is something you will not notice under normal circumstances.
I have run a couple of very demanding graphic test programs on my TFT, it passed each with no problems at all. I also prefer to watch DVD movies on my monitor rather than TV, (Mainly for the surround sound) but also the display is better.
If your PC is taking it's time to find/open/display files etc. then this is more likely to be down to your Hard drive, or even memory problems.
And though having the correct driver for your monitor will help, in the sense of giving you more options to control display, it will not make a major difference to the use of same.
Win 2000 will have found a suitable driver when you first booted, otherwise your display would er, not display! J.