Poor graphics after new card install

Replaced an ATI card (died) with nVidia Geforce FX 5200 on a Soyo DragonLite mobo. Updated DirectX. Viewsonic VA720 monitor.
Icons, pics, etc. have a "pixelated" look to them. Looks like 8 or 16 bit with Irregular edges. Ran dxdiag.exe and all checks fine. Need help.
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cactusdrAuthor Commented:
Additional Info. Just went into Safe mode, uninstalled WindowBlinds just in case this was problematic with the nVidia card. Same problem with the exception that icons within a window are clear with smooth borders. It is the desktop and pics viewed through my image viewing program (Photoshop) that presentation is bad. Thanks.
When you use a VGA from a different manufacturer, it's recommended that you reinstall Windows.
If that's not possible, uninstall ATI Drivers completely ( http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/archive/index.php/t-15567 ) and install the latest nVidia drivers ( www.nvidia.com ). This should fix the problem.

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cactusdrAuthor Commented:
Quite the step-by-step!
Followed to the letter and there is a major improvement in the graphics (pics), but little improvement with the icons on the desktop. I am going to award the points, but if there is anything additional that I may try with respect to the desktop icons, please let me know.
Thank you!!!
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Try raising the color depth to 32 bits (Control Panel - Display - Configuration) and make sure your monitor and VGA are being detected.
Also, maybe you had ClearType activated on your previous setup (Control Panel - Display - Appearance - Effects). This prevents Aliasing or "Irregular Edges".
cactusdrAuthor Commented:
Clear Type was unchecked. Activated it and that made a big difference. Thank you very much!
You're welcome. If you want to change Cleartype settings, you can download Cleartype Tuner from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx .
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