Computer loading/splash screen pixilated and distorted
I am running XP Pro, service pack 2 on a AMD Athlon 64 bit 3000+ 2.01Gh with 2 Gigs of Ram.
This is a new problem that just developed when my 10 month old grandson decided to give my computer a hard reboot.
The American Megatrends screen with all the computer information, and the XP loading/splash screen boot up all pixelated and distorted. At this point it would be impossible to read any text to enter the bios should I need to.
The screen is back to normal and perfect once the log on screen comes up, but everything before that is messed. There are no problems booting, it is just the first initial loading screens are a mess. Any ideas would help, I can give a link to a screen shot if needed. Thanks in advance
If you can, hook the computer up to a different monitor and see if it does the same thing. It sounds like it is an issue with your monitor initalizing but the reboot can complicate things. Also if you have a cd that came with the computer you might want to put it in and see if you can re-install your video drivers. One last thing is to check and see if the reboot might have changed some of the settings on the monitor itself. See if you can reset to factory default or an auto adjust. It depends on the kind of monitor as to wich option you can do
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Well about guaranteed your 2 gigs ram is probably DDR II ram which has maximum of four gigs with 64 bit processing and 2 with 32 bit is. So motherboard needs upgrade. 35.00 for good giabit or board with 1000 megs a sec ethernet lan. With ddrIII ram. And upgrade operating system I believe win 8 has max 16 gig ram win 7 uses 8 gis vista and longhorn 64 use 4 and xp normal edition 32 bit uses 2 max. So you about have to run win 7 or 8. Win 7 will become direct x incomparable at some point making us change to win 8. Win8 cost like 300 to 350 and tiger direct.com has good deal of the win 7 pro media center for 75 bucks. So spend 150 on good speed 8 gig ram, 125 bucks for 12 core and at 4 GHz I think. And a board for 35. Reuse all other componets. And you\'ll have a 2500 dollar computer and best on the block. TigerDirect com Electronics Tablets Phones Office Supplies Video Games
It Depends On How much ram you are running now. More ram is Always A good Thing. However, The Amount of Installable Ram Depends On the Operating System you are running.
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 32 bit (x86) systems only except up to 4 gigs of ram. (Sometimes 3 1/2)
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 64 bit (x64) Systems will except up to 16 gigs of ram. (Some Beyond that)
If you are Unsure which System you are running, 1. Click on the Start Menu 2.Right Click on my Computer 3.Doube Left Click on Properties
On the Main Properties Page it should display 1. Which operating System you are running and Which bit it is (eiter 32 or 64) 2. How Much Memory (RAM) you are currently Running 3 and What Proccessor is Installed in your computer
If you have a 32 bit version of Windows dont put in 4 gigs. The Motherboard may support it but a 32 Bit version of Windows will only support a total of 4 gigs of ram including the video memory, cache, and pci. If its a 32 bit I normally recommend no more than 3.5 gigs of ram memory. Normally its safer to run 3 gigs. Windows may not run well if you go past that 4 gig point. As far as the appliances problem your refering to I didnt understand what you were asking for.
Hope this helps keep you from having a ram issue.
If you need help with the other question please be more specific. Thanks...
Max speed supported for your mobo is: DDR2-533 You will have to buy (4) 1gb sticks (2gb sticks not supported) To use all four gigs of ram you need a 64 bit os.32 bit only supports 3gb of ram. Hope this helps! Here is the specs :
ASUS A8M2N-LA (NODUS-GL8E) (DDR2-533MHz) Memory
4 (4 banks of 1)
non-removable base memory
Machine name: ASUS A8M2N-LA (Nodus-GL8E) Motherboard
CPU options: Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 and Sempron processors.
Chipset: Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE Chipset
Front Side Bus options:
Memory Speed options: PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240pin SDRAM DIMM
- Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA
- HP/Compaq name: Nodus-GL8E
*Actual available memory may be less w/o 64 bit os
Operating System: # Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later # Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
Hard Disk: # 430 MB
Memory: # 512 MB RAM
Optical Drive: # DVD-ROM
Other: # 1,024 × 768 or better monitor resolution # Mouse or tablet
Where these are the minimum specs I would recommend at least 1+gb memory and a good graphics card and a P4 or AMD processor running at 1.8ghz or better, and that would depend on how in depth you get into the program