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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kevinps62, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. kevinps62

    kevinps62 Thread Starter

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    I just installed WinME and only have "16 colors" on my monitor. Usually there are choices such as "true color" etc., but here I only have one choice and it's 16 colors. The graphics are grainy. How do I fix this? Thank you.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Install the correct driver for your display adapter and your monitor.
     
  3. kevinps62

    kevinps62 Thread Starter

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    how do I do that??
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Do you have the cd that came with the computer and/or motherboard? The drivers should be on that.
     
  5. kevinps62

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    No, unfortunately it is a used computer that I acquired without any documentation. Is there a way to get the driver for the integrated video card from another source???
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Yes, but you are going to have to figure out what chipset you have.

    Let's try looking here:

    Start button, run, then type msinfo32 and press ok. Go to hardware, IRQs, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.

    Maybe we can get some useful information from that.

    What kind of computer is it, by the way.....
     
  7. kevinps62

    kevinps62 Thread Starter

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    I'm away from my computer, but will get this info. in about an hour and post it. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. kevinps62

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    Acacandy: I did what you said. Here it is. This is an IBM, 366mh, Celeron, 320 Mb. Any help would be appreciated.

    IRQ 0 System timer OK
    IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard OK
    IRQ 2 Programmable interrupt controller OK
    IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
    IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
    IRQ 5 Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) (WDM) OK
    IRQ 6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller OK
    IRQ 7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
    IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
    IRQ 9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering OK
    IRQ 9 Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) OK
    IRQ 10 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering OK
    IRQ 10 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
    IRQ 11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering OK
    IRQ 11 Macronix MX98715 Family Fast Ethernet Adapter (ACPI) OK
    IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port OK
    IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
    IRQ 14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
    IRQ 15 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
     
  9. anglin_fool

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    Can you download a program on this computer? If so, go to:

    http://www.belarc.com

    Download the "Free Personal PC Audit" and, of course, run it. In the Display catagory, it should tell you what video card you have and we can go from there.
     
  10. kevinps62

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    Computer Profile Summary
    Computer Name: Kps
    Profile Date: Thursday, December 27, 2001 16:46:37
    Advisor Version: 5.0h
    Windows Logon: KPS


    Click here for Belarc's PC Management products, for large and small companies.

    Operating System System Model
    Windows Millennium Edition IBM 6285G1U
    System Serial Number: 23HVFZ1
    Processor a Main Circuit Board
    366 megahertz Intel Celeron
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: IBM 6285G1U
    Serial Number: EHGVHFXZQ1Y
    Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
    BIOS: IBM PDKT21AUS 02/08/99
    Drives Memory Modules
    8.41 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    7.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    SONY CD-ROM CDU701-F
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    Generic IDE hard disk drive (8.41 GB) -- drive 0 320 Megabytes Installed Memory
    256 Megabyte Module Size - 1 Installed
    64 Megabyte Module Size - 1 Installed
    One Memory Socket is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (on drive 0) 8.41 GB 7.65 GB free

    Network Drives


    Controllers Printers
    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) None detected
    Display
    Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) [Display adapter]
    NEC MultiSync XV17+ (-2) [Monitor]
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) (WDM)
    Creative AWE64 Wavetable MIDI (AWE32 compatible) (WDM)
    Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
    Communications Other Devices
    Macronix MX98715 Family Fast Ethernet Adapter (ACPI)
    Network Card MAC Address: 00:80:C6:EE:A2:8A Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    USB Root Hub
    Software Licenses

    Microsoft - Internet Explorer 52783-010-7555292-14360
    Microsoft - MediaPlayer 52783-010-7555292-14360
    Microsoft - Windows Millennium Edition 52783-010-7555292-14360 (Key: K8B4P-6BD7Y-48QMB-D3Y6R-TWFM4)

    Software Versions
    Belarc Advisor and BelLive - Belarc's Content Personalization with Privacy Version 5.0h*
    Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 4.90.3000.1*
    Microsoft (r) PCHealth Version 4.90.0.2525*
    Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host Version 5.1.0.4615*
    Microsoft Corporation - DirectShow Version 6.4.07.1112*
    Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 5.50.4522.1800* Microsoft Corporation - MSN Gaming Zone Version 1.00.523.4*
    Microsoft Corporation - MSN(tm) Messenger Service Version 2.2*
    Microsoft Corporation - Spider Version 2, 0, 0, 1*
    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 1.0.1376.0*
    Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01*
    Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version 7.00.00.1440*

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * Click to see where software is installed.
    a. Megahertz measurement may be inaccurate if other programs were busy during last analysis.
    Copyright 2000-1, Belarc, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Legal notice. U.S. Patent 5665951 and Patents pending.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Hmmm, you want to pop the case open and take a look at the motherboard for a large chip, with some identifying name?
     
  12. WarC

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    He could just install Super VGA drivers from his ME CD, couldn't he? From the looks of it, that intigrated card couldn't be too much more powerful than what the Super VGA drivers would have it running at.
     
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