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Screen colors poor, blurry

By Merodoc
Jun 10, 2006
  1. I am having difficulty finding a culprit for my computer problem.

    My computer (the actual date, I do not know) has been running with exceptionally poor quality. Possibly graphics card or monitor related, I checked with both manufacturors to no avail.


    I have been watching AVI videos, and they look mashed and sloppy, a problem which has come about only recently. I can't really explain it well, but the picture is fuzzy.

    Below are specs from my graphics card.


    Report Date: 06/10/2006
    Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 15:17:46
    Driver Version:
    Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
    Default Language: English
    DirectX* Version: 9.0
    Physical Memory: 1262 MB
    Minimum Graphics Memory: 16 MB
    Maximum Graphics Memory: 64 MB
    Graphics Memory in Use: 19 MB
    Processor: x86 family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
    Processor Speed: 1594 MHZ
    Vendor ID: 8086
    Device ID: 3582
    Device Revision: 02

    * Accelerator Information *

    Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
    Video BIOS: 3104
    Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 768 True Color (65 Hz)

    * Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *

    Active Notebook Displays: 1

    * Notebook *

    Monitor Name: Plug and Play Monitor
    Display Type: Digital
    Gamma Value: 3.54
    DDC2 Protocol: Supported
    Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
    Vertical: Not Available
    Monitor Supported Modes:
    640 by 480 (60 Hz)
    800 by 600 (60 Hz)
    1024 by 768 (60 Hz)
    1280 by 800 (65 Hz)
    Display Power Management Support:
    Standby Mode: Supported
    Suspend Mode: Supported
    Active Off Mode: Supported

    * Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,075

    Right click on the desktop and click properties. Click the settings, tab what does it say? Resolution should be at least 600x800 and Color quality should be 32 bit and your video adapter should be listed above that under display. If it's not you have to install the video adapter with the newest drivers from the manufacturer..........
  3. Merodoc

    Merodoc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Screen res: 1024*768
    Color bit: 32

    Oddly, newest drivers erred in installation.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,412   +629

    Just in case, don't forget to uninstall the old graphics driver before installing a new one.
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