monitor or video card issue?

By ruby-x
Oct 19, 2007
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  1. I bought a new monitor for an old computer for my kids to use. THe monitor works well but I get a "wavy" effect in the background lighting on the screen. Is this a monitor defect or do I need to upgrade the video card on a 6 year old computer? THe Computer is a Dell Dimension XPS B866, the new monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 150T and the Video Card appears to be a Radeon 7200 Family (the device manager says this is the display adapter). Not sure if that is the ID for the Vid card but the closest I could get.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Ruby
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    You can go to the AMD/ATI website and download the latest video driver. This might help your issue...

    Go here:
    http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

    Select the operating system and the Radeon 7200 series driver
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    I agree with Tmagic650. Here is a direct link to the drivers. See if they make any difference.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    Hey Rage,
    your link points to an unauthorized download link. That driver link goes to the page I posted
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Thanks Tmagic, I replaced the link with one from Guru3D. :)
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    That works Rage!
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