I may have changed the video card settings without meaning to!
I was playing a PC game with my daughter and I had a slight temper tantrum and hit a bunch of keys at the same time. My settings are all messed up with everything being really large and pages don't fit on the screen. I have to space way over to read even e-mail. An IT guy at work told me that I needed to re-establish my video card settings???What??? I do have some cd's that came with my computer. I have tried restoring back to a date before I had my tantrum, but with no luck...this is very frustrating...help?? It is a Dell Dimension 3000
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On the desktop you can right mouse click on an empty area & if you are using Windows Vista click personalize, on XP it would be properties. Find the adapter tab and use it to reset your graphics to the way you want them. You can also access these features thru the control panel area on your start menu. Hope this helps.
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the specs is already good for browsing and some sort of document editing. however, if you wish to play games or do video editing, i suggest you get a good video card. 1gb video card will be good. Even if you have a good amount of ram but your video processing memory is shared, it will definitely slow your computer.
Not sure about the smell as this may be an indicator of a failing monitor and should be used with caution.. Otherwise it sounds like when you start up the game, it is changing the resolution to a setting that your monitor can not support. Please check you monitors resolution settings and make sure they are set the same as in Option in your game.
A video card can use AGP, PCI, and PCI-E slots. If it is a older model it should have either AGP or PCI ( Mainly AGP ). Many video cards are still available for these slots.
If you want to play the top games of these day though, most of the time these slots will not work games like this. They COULD work, but the best cards of today is PCI-E.
Good luck and do not forget to rate :)
Description---- Problems with video cards show up as intermittent system lockups when playing 3D games, small dots of color spattered across the Window desktop, the inability to run certain 3D games, and the inability to open Windows normally. All of these issues can occur because of video hardware or driver problems. Find an item below that matches your video need:
For integrated video memory that is adjustable, use the following steps to change the amount of video memory (RAM) from the PC BIOS Setup:
Turn on the PC.
When the blue HP screen appears, press the F1 key.
Entering Setup should appear on the screen.
When BIOS Setup screen appears, use the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Advanced screen.
Use the down Arrow key to select the video memory setting; for example; VGA RAM Size, integrated video, or On-Board Video Memory.
Press the Enter key.
Use the down Arrow key to select the desired amount of memory or memory setting that is listed and then press the Enter key.
Do not select a DISABLED setting without a video card installed! Doing so can cause the monitor to go black until a video card is added or the BIOS is reset.
Press the F10 key, and then press Enter to save changes and exit.
The PC is set to use the new video memory setting.
try downloading the most recent driver software for your video card keyboard mouse usb and all your other drivers to do this the easy way just right click on my computer and go to properties then go to hardware then device manager and go through your devices network card display adapters sound and video and game controllers and hit update one by one
im afraid not cause the technician telling you to buy a new video card so that it will run and play on the settings that you want and you will be able to play the game. may i know what video card are using on your computer?