I set up my new monitor (NEC 3090WQXi) and have 2 problems. I am using a Dell XPS 730 with WinXPPro and a pair of nVidia 9800 GT video cards that came with basic configuration of the computer. I have tried them with and without the SLI (which allows both GPU's to run in parallel when selected, mainly for my MS Flight Sim addiction). I also have 4G of DDR3 1330 RAM, and am using CS4 and Lightroom 2 for my photographs.
The first problem: The monitor is supposed to be run at its native resolution of 2560x1600 @60Hz. The video cards can produce that using DVI-D output. However, the monitor says it is getting 1270 x 760 (not sure of the exact figures). In Display Properties Advanced tab I was able to get the nVidia software and make a custom resolution of 2560x1600, which then appeared as one of the choices in the usual Display Settings dialogue.
However, the display is now much smaller than my desktop, and I have to move the cursor to any of the 4 sides to get to the beginning or end, top or bottom of the desktop, which moves everything else off screen. In other words, the actual display is only a small window onto what should fit within it. I've tried all to size adjustments as well as the "auto" adjustments, and nothing seems to work.
The second problem is that on a white screen I saw two dead pixels. Three different pixels showed up as dead, or stuck, with a black screen, and a couple with each other solid color screen, totalling about a dozen. All are in prominent places.
How many such dead, stuck, and partially stuck pixels are acceptable in a $2K Plus monitor?
I would appreciate any input into the first problem, and also an idea of how many other good displays are being used that have several dead pixels.