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New video card, picture distortion, help?

By xfilescreature
Dec 9, 2007
  1. I put in a new video card yesterday, the one from this thread, and now everything works fine, my computer is considerably speedier, BUT, I get a lot of distortion on pictures. Flash works fine, games run fine, all videos work fine. I would post a screenshot, but when I take screenshots, this is all I get. wtf?
    My screen doesn't look anything like that.
    This is a pic I took with my cell, you can kinda get the gist of the problem.


    thoughts?

    could it have something to do with the monitor/refresh rate?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    What type of monitor are you using? CRT is what the pictures look like... If it is indeed a CRT monitor, and not an LCD monitor, change the vertical refresh rate to 72 or 75Hz. If it is an LCD monitor set the vertical refresh rate to 60Hz
     
  3. xfilescreature

    xfilescreature TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried every refresh rate from 60-85, my monitor can't handle anything higher or lower, and nothing fixes it.

    do I need to downgrade the card? :S
     
  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    Have you tried the latest Drivers from ATI ?

    It's an oldish card, and the ones on the CD would be superceded 10x at least.

    Download them, uninstall the existing Drivers {control Panel / Add remove Progs}, reboot, install new ones, reboot and x your fingers!

    It certainly won't hurt and hopefully will fix the prob.
     
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