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GeForce FX 5200

I have a G5 Mac with a GeForce FX 5200 graphics card and a Apple Studio Display, when i open a job in quark you cant see a grey box that is placed, upon calibrating the moniter a certain grey wont show. I have changed moniters and it is still the same so i suspect the graphics card has gone, does anybody have any ideas?

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If your video card was not working correctly your problem would be evident in other applications as well, I suspect you have a software problem on the computer, most likely with the OS 10 software and possibly a conflict with the version of Quark you are running.

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