For christmas I recieved a 17" L-171 LCD monitor. Today I finally got around to hooking it up to my computer and it is semi-working. I have followed the instructions in the manual to set the colour and other options however the picture is still flicking. This is mainly to be seen in my mouse when it moves it leaves a lot of ghost images. It sometimes goes the wrong way too. Does anyone have any idea how I would go about setting up my monitor correctly? I have a NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4200 graphics card and am running windows xp.
Did a search on Google and found the Response time of 30ms for this monitor. This would explain why you have mouse trails across the screen. Go for a lower Response time as you can get, certainly no more than 25ms. I always get annoyed when I see adverts or read reviews of TFT monitors and no response times are given, but always plenty of comments about built in speaker quality.
The monitor is an analogue one and the settings are correct as verified in my post at 21:23. 30ms is fine and will not by itself produce ghosting, even in fast moving games.
Josquius has confirmed the settings at 22:39 but not yet replied to the question of cursor trails, although phase has been mentioned. The clock cycle may need adjusting from the controls on the monitor itself, but not sure yet as to which monitor it is.
Checking on the model number given, I have already found four different makes of monitor, one comes with it's own driver the others do not. Josquius has said that no CD came with the monitor.
Until we get more information I think this may be due to incorrect settings from the monitor menu rather than an actual fault, or deficiency with the monitor itself.