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My graphics card is horable when I play Frank Herbert's Dune. One of the tech's told me to go to the acer's monitor's menu and hit auto config, and then to take out the battery on the motherboard and to turn on the computer. I took out the battery, and put it back and then turned the computer back on. The bios asked me to set the time and date, which I did, but my screen is still the same.

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  • 10alpha1 Jan 19, 2009

    I fiddled with the cmos setup. I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp. I have a new graphics card: GeForce 7600 GS OC, and I uninstalled the existing graphics card driver and restarte the computer. Then I turned off the computer and installed the new graphics card: GeForce 7600 GS OC. I didn't see any difference and tried playing with the acer menu, as well as the cmos setting. When I go to play Frank Herbert's Dune, the graphics is all grobbled, it's a bunch of layered colored boxes.

    System Vendor Information - What's This?
    Manufacturer: ECS
    Chassis Type: Desktop
    System Model: P4M800PRO-M
    System Type: X86-based PC

    BIOS Information - What's This?
    BIOS Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
    Release Date: 12/10/2005
    BIOS Version: A M I - 12000510
    Board Product: ID P4M800PRO-M

    Windows Information - What's This?
    Windows Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 Build 2600

    Processor Information - What's This?
    Name: GenuineIntel
    Manufacturer: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
    L2 Cache: 0 KB
    Ext Clock: 133 MHz
    Load: 4 %

    System Memory Information - What's This?
    Location: DIMM0
    Part Number:
    Capacity: 1024

    DIMM1 - 1024
    Part Number:
    Capacity: 1024
    Total RAM: 2048 MB, 1754 MB free

    Display Adapter Information - What's This?
    Name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
    Video RAM: 32 MB
    Color Depth: 32
    Resolution: 1024x768

  • 10alpha1 Jan 19, 2009

    I since uninstalled my new graphics card: GeForce 7600 GS OC, and installed the original graphics card, and that's where I see that the graphics got worse, where it's all grobbled.

  • 10alpha1 Jan 19, 2009

    When I plugged in the new graphics card: GeoForce 7600 GS OC, I first uninstalled the old graphics card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, I restarted the computer, and then turned off the computer. I plugged in the new card: GeoForce 7600 GS OC, and installed the new driver. Once I did that I did not see any difference, and that's when I started playing with the acer's menu, as well as the cmos settings. After not seeing any difference, I uninstalled the GeoForce 7600 GS OC driver, restarted the computer and turned off the computer; and unpluged the GeoForce. I pluged the cord into the original on board graphics card place. I installed the driver for it, and restarted the computer. I hit the delete button to go to the cmos setup to set the default back to PCI-E.

  • 10alpha1 Jan 19, 2009

    I still have my GeoForce 7600 GS OC graphics card, which has 512mb of memory.

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    Don't think your old graphics card is up to playing any complex games. Way too little memory and power.

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    The display adapter information listed does not match the video card you listed. Your video card is a good one with 512 MB RAM onboard. The info you listed is, no doubt, for the adapter on the motherboard.
    Your system has plenty of RAM.
    In the BIOS, what did you set as your default display adapter. I believe your card is a PCI-E but you might have to set the CMOS as AGP--not sure on your motherboard.
    Also, just to ask a really silly question, you did plug your cable into the new card and not into the on-board socket, didn't you?

  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    The information you posted does not match the display adapter you are describing. Do you have the monitor plugged into the onboard port (vertical) or into the video card port (horizontal)?

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    Tell us why you think the card is horrible. Just what is the problem? What kind of graphics card is it and what is your operating system?
    Also, is this a graphics card that is part of the motherboard or is it an add-on card?

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    If you want help you need to provide your system information. What computer? What motherboard? What video card? What operating system? How much memory do you have?


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Your monitor does not control your graphic quality (for the most part).

You need to purchase a new graphics card.

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  • Synth3t1c
    Synth3t1c Jan 19, 2009

    I now need to say that it sounds like something called artifacting. It seems as if your graphics card is slowly dying.


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