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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kc7jnu, Aug 19, 2001.

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  1. kc7jnu

    kc7jnu Thread Starter

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    My HP Pavilion has the intel 810 chipset. It won't give me more than 24 bit color.

    I have reinstalled drivers and down loaded new drivers till I am blue in the face - to no avail.

    Any hints what to do next would be appreciated.
     
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  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi kc7jnu,

    Did you have more colors in the past?
     
  4. kc7jnu

    kc7jnu Thread Starter

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    No this is a new to me - bought it as reconditioned.
     
  5. swwelsh

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    Not all video adapters have the option of 32bit color. Is there some program you have that needs 32bit? There is no real advantage to 32bit over 24bit as far as I know.
     
  6. kc7jnu

    kc7jnu Thread Starter

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    Some graphics look very grainy. Other than that I guess I just want what I paid for. I did some investigation and was told that the 810 chip is supposed to be capable of the 32 bit color.
     
  7. Linkmaster

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    Hi kc7jnu,
    I also have an 810 chipset in my HP6553. It never did have 32 bit color. The graphics look fine on this end. I also run with 16 bit color. Maybe you can tweak your display settings to lose the grainy look. Just a suggestion! Hope this helps!
     
  8. kc7jnu

    kc7jnu Thread Starter

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    I sure appreciate all the replies. I will try to tweak. Maybe I will just learn to live with it.

    Thank you all.
     
  9. swwelsh

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    there is no difference in the number of colors available in a 24bit vs. a 32bit image. They both use 16.7 million colors, the difference is in the way the video memory stores the info, 32bit uses 4 bytes per pixel while 24bit uses 3. Other than a slight difference in how fast the data is displayed, there should be no difference in the way the graphic looks
     
  10. kc7jnu

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    Hey, Thanks. I learned something. Much easier to accept when you understand what you are talking about.

    Thank you.
     
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