I had earlier posted a monitor prob and it is solved. I am having a weird thing happen now. I installed a new video card. (one that is says is compatable) I adjusted the vertical and horizontal settings to get rid of the black border through the video card and it is holding. the strange is when i click on a desktop icon, the application opens and color is fine, but the background colors seem to change back to 16 colors. the open application remains good. when i close the application all background returns to good. I changed monitors to test and same occurs on both monitors. I am wondering if the problem lies in th AGP slot or on the motherboard. I never seen this before.