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Can't get out of 16 bit color mode

by Rabbit_25 / June 12, 2005 6:20 AM PDT

I noticed my comp froze up on me two days ago. After a manual restart it came back in the 16 bit color mode. I've tried to put it back into the 256 mode, but it always comes back in 16.

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by damasta55r / June 12, 2005 7:56 AM PDT

Are you sure you didn't just click apply, and then cancel. Try clicking ok, if that's true. Otherwise, it could be your gfx card overheating or something.

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Still not working
by Rabbit_25 / June 12, 2005 9:07 AM PDT
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I've tried switching away from 16 more than once. So something is overheating? That sounds great...

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Download the latest drivers for your
by damasta55r / June 12, 2005 9:20 AM PDT

gfx card from ati or nvidia.

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 9:23 AM PDT
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driver required
by leather / December 16, 2005 4:53 AM PST

If you have the mainboard cd, it has the driver to reinstate all colours, I had the same problem, insert cd and follow instructions.

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