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Graphics card help!

by mbuckley42 / January 23, 2006 3:04 AM PST

I recently installed a Nvidia GForce FX5500 graphics card into my PC (it initially had an integrated card)to improve frame rates and the look for games like Flight Simulator. This is does very well and looks superb. However when I run a video clip through Windows Media Player or play a DVD the colours are all wrong and has a bleached out look.

PC is a Packard Bell Pentium 4 2.8 ghz, 512mb ram Windows XP

Any ideas gratefully received

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Have you the latest driver for the videocard?
by Paul C / January 23, 2006 6:38 PM PST
In reply to: Graphics card help!

If not, go to www.NVidia.com and download and install the driver.

Also, did you fully remove the old graphics system from the computer? Sometimes you'll have a conflict.

A basic guide for this is at http://www.basichardware.com/howto_install_a_video_card.html . Note: With an NVidia card, I would not use the drivers that Windows XP installs; I'd rather use NVidia's.

Hope this helps,

Paul

PS: Is Windows fully updated? If not, a visit to Windows Update is in order FIRST!

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Addendum, or, how did I forget this?
by Paul C / January 23, 2006 6:44 PM PST

Integrated video is usually turned on and off in the BIOS. You might want to enter your BIOS setup after a reboot (your manual should show you how) and check if the integrated video is still turned on. If so, turn it off and reboot...

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