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Have installed the card, (not sure if correct?)

I have done everything that I can thk of and updated drivers etc been through all the trouble shooters and still can't up screen res or bit rate.

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  • eamoo Jun 30, 2008

    Well tbh I thk it was a problem with some old drivers I had hanging about my HD, I deleted a load of old stuff and reinstalled the latest driver for it and bingo things were fine. However I'm working away atm and the GF just rang to say she was downloading a new skype update and that windows has just hung on her, so she switched off the comp and goes to bed. Anyways thing won't start now in any kinda fasion not even in safe mode. It reports that it must be some new hardware causing the problem. GF is not really tech minded so she drops it into a loacl computer store and he wants to back up the HD and fiddle with it. Ah well some guy is gonna have a good old root through my comp (sigh).


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The problem may reside in the monitor being used, rather than the display card. Older monitors are incapable of displaying resolutions or frame rates beyound their maximum.

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