Having trouble with S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR

By adamswife0324 ยท 5 replies
Jun 26, 2004
  1. I'm having trouble with color for video on my computer. When I play a video file, the color is really off, nothing in the video is the color it's supposed to be.

    I discovered if I go into the display trouble shooting tab in the advanced part of display and disable directdraw and direct3d accelerations, then my color for video is normal (all other color looks fine all the time, problem is in playing video only) But that limits alot of the games I play. I'm wondering if someone can tell me what I can do to solve this problem without having to disable directdraw and direct3d?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    First thing is to check if you have the latest drivers.
    Our forums have the link here:

    It would also help to fill out your computer specs (in "user cp" at top of page).
    What OS are you using? Playback from CD/DVD or from harddisk?
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Chances are, uninstalling your current drivers and installing the latest and greatest drivers available from S3 will fix your problem.

  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Beat me to it....
  5. adamswife0324

    adamswife0324 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I updated my profile and filled out what I knew about my computer, then went to the Savage Website downloaded an updated driver and it's all fixed now.


    I will sheepishly admit that I thought Windows Update would let me know if I needed a newer driver for this kind of stuff. Guess not huh?
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I'm afraid not.

    Only WHQL'ed drivers from big name companies who pay MS big bucks are for download on Windows Update.
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