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desktop resolution does not remain same size

by richncali / March 3, 2009 8:25 AM PST

Why,when booting up, my desktop icons always load at 640x480? I am always having to change them back to my normal resolution. What cause this and how am I able to resolve this problem?
Thanks,
richncali@gmail.com

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(NT) Tried Installing An Updated Video Driver?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 8:59 AM PST
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Just fixed one like that. It was an odd ball.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 9:19 AM PST

It was the case of the not quite big enough power supply. You can bet these words were heard "But it worked for years!" as we fitted a monster supply for the test.

The theory is that the GPU in the video card would crash and some drivers restart the GPU automagically and the side effect is a 640x480 display.

I won't discuss why power supplies age and wither.
Bob

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