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Regarding the monitor, download the newest video drivers and you'll have more options for screen res, refresh rate, etc. IMO, Nvidia cards are better than ATI cards for the amount of options and 'cool stuff' you can do.
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Hi, if someone has upgraded your version of windows the only way to go back to a older version is installing your windows xp home edition cd, only problem with that is when you downgrade you lose everything, so you will have to make sure its all backed up.
in regards to the monitor, different monitors can support different resolutions, if you cant change it up any its quite possible you got a more basic one,
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If the screen flickers, make sure the display settings in Windows match the native resolution and refresh rate for the monitor. You can find the native resolution of a flat panel display in the specifications, in the printed material or on the box that came with the monitor. Some common native resolutions are 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, and 1680 x 1050. To find out more about optimal screen resolutions see my tip on resolutions here.
The most common refresh rate for LCD monitors is 60 Hz. This normally cannot be changed for flat panel displays using Plug and Play settings. However, if you are using special video software to increase or decrease the refresh rate, change the refresh rate to match the default refresh rate specification of the monitor. To find out more about refresh rates see my tip here.
STEP 1 To change the screen resolution and refresh rate settings in Windows, do the following: - In Windows XP See my tip on setting up the optimum screen resolution for Windows XP here.
- In Windows Vista 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel . 2. Find the Appearance and Personalization area, and click Adjust Screen Resolution . 3. Move the slider bar until the screen resolution matches the native resolution. 4. Click Advanced settings, and then click the Monitor tab. 5. Select the Screen refresh rate that matches the default rate for your monitor (if it is not already selected). 6. Click OK, and then click OK again.
If you cannot select the native resolution or the native resolution is unavailable, continue to the next step to update the drivers for the graphics adapter on the computer.
You can get the latest updated video drivers from the video hardware manufacturer's Web site. Here is a list showing some of the video hardware websites:
After updating the video drivers, go back to Step 1 and try to change the screen resolution again. Note: If you cannot select the native resolution after updating the video drivers, the graphics adapter in the computer might not support that resolution and may need to be upgraded.
If after changing the resolution and updating video drivers the flickering persists then check the video cable connections. Unplug the cable and inspect the cable for damage. If the cable is damaged, replace it with a new cable. Try to use cables less than 3 meters (10 feet) long.
Monitors are sensitive to magnetic fields so have a look at the environment around the monitor. Speakers, florescent lights, fans, cell phones, radios, and any other electrical device can cause flickering. Temporarily move electrical items away from the monitor to see if they is producing a field that causes the flicker.
If the monitor has more than one type of connection available such as VGA, DVI, or HDMI, try a different type of connection.
To see if the video coming from the computer is causing the problem, temporarily connect the monitor to another computer. If the flicker is gone when the monitor is connected to another computer, the graphics adapter hardware on the first computer might need to be upgraded to use the monitor.
If however the flicker remains then the problem lies within the harware of the monitor itself and is not a software problem. If you have bought this monitor fairly recently then I suggest you take it back to the place of purchace and have them test it. Some monitors carry 3 year warranty support so if you bought it within the warranty period specified by the reseller I suggest you see if you can get refunded or have them swop it out.
The new RAM module you purchased may be faulty, it is definitely possible that either due to a fault of the new RAM or on the slot you are trying to install it to cause the computer to not fully boot.
Have you tried to boot the computer with the new module only?
If not please try this:
Replace the original RAM module with the new one (make sure you insert the new RAM in the same slot you took the old one out)
If the PC boots you know the new RAM is fine.
If this does not work I would suggest getting your new RAM tested.
If it does work, put the original RAM back in the computer (in a new slot) if it does not boot after that then, there is possibly a problem with the RAM slot on the motherboard.
You don't say what kind of monitor you have, but that's probably where the problem is. Most likely you have the new video card set for a higher resolution than the monitor can handle. When Windows starts up and switches to your settings, the monitor shuts down. Some monitors will display a message like "input signal out of range" before shutting off, but not all brands or models do.
Look up your model of monitor and find its maximum resolution, and don't set your card greater than that. Press the F8 key when your computer starts up after turning on the power, and choose the "start in VGA" option from the startup menu. This will allow Windows to come up with a resolution setting all monitors can handle. Then you can change your settings.
If you upgraded your video card because you have applications that require high resolutions that the monitor doesn't offer, you'll need to upgrade your monitor as well.
Sounds like a monitor problem but check your power options in your control panel to make sure all your settings are rite go to control panel open up Power options make sure your power scheme is set to home/office desk and check the turn off monitor make sure thats about 40 min most likely your monitor is bad
Theres a problem with your driver installation.your computer is newly formated and wiyh a new harddrive but still theres a problem.check your monitor if it can support up 1024/768 pixel so that you can adjust your screen resolution to a smaller icons.also check your vga.and rollback device driver for sound device.