I'm really hoping someone can help shed some light on an issue I've had since picking up my new PC last weekend.
Essentially I have a fairly high spec PC but for some reason my graphics card isn't working properly and I can't seem to view images properly, they come out low in colour depth and resolution (hard to explain), it's almost like they are cartoony.
Here is my spec:
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
3.10 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X2 550
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A88TD-M EVO Rev X.0x
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (4890) [Display adapter]
Panasonic-TV [Monitor] (s/n 16843009) - Viera 1080p LCD 32@ TV
I am running the latest ATI drivers for my card, downloaded from the website and updated during a clean install after formatting using Hirens BootCD.
I first had Windows 7 32 bit running on my PC - managed to get a copy of 64 bit as thought that may help. No dice! I then bought a copy of Windows XP 64 bit as
I read that Windows 7 is no good with ATI drivers but this hasn't helped either.
I have gone through all the advanced settings on the CCC panel that I can, changing resolution (no issues pushing it up to 1920x1080 but just makes icons smaller), hertz freq, identifying monitors etc.
I am completely stuck.
The best way I can think of describing my issue is to imagine someone taking a photo and turning it into a watercolour using photoshop or similar - that is how all my images look now - very grainy and low in quality.
I've tried my computer on another monitor (a samsung 46" TV) and had the same issue, so I am pretty sure it's the card and not the TV/Monitor.