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Windows 7: Problems with changing screen resolution.

30 Aug 2011   #1
Kitsune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Problems with changing screen resolution.

Okay so you see,I've been haveing this issue for a while. Everytime I change the screen resolution of my computer,the screen glitchs and does crazy stuff. Like the screen goes gray,white,then has raindow stripes (red,blue,and gray I think.) going horizontaly across my screen. I use Windows 7 Home Premium. Can someone please help me as soon as they can? Please and thank you.


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30 Aug 2011   #2
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi and welcom

I suggest you try a stress test like FurMark?

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

A word of warning. Don't leave it unattended and watch your card temp displayed within the utility - press Esc if it gets to high (above 90).

Regards
UKMedia
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30 Aug 2011   #3
Kitsune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
Hi and welcom

I suggest you try a stress test like FurMark?

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

A word of warning. Don't leave it unattended and watch your card temp displayed within the utility - press Esc if it gets to high (above 90).

Regards
UKMedia
Thank you for replieing so quickly,but I have a question. Could you kind of explain what EXACTLY this is and what its supposed to do xD? I know its supposed to heat up the graphic card (Which kind of scares me O_O) I really don't want to do anything to mess up this computer xD
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30 Aug 2011   #4
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

It just displays a very complex image which requires a lot of processing by your graphics card - hence the heat.

What you need to look for is any distortion in the image as the card works harder. As long as you don't allow the temp to go too high it won't damage your PC.

Regards
UKMedia
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30 Aug 2011   #5
Kitsune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
It just displays a very complex image which requires a lot of processing by your graphics card - hence the heat.

What you need to look for is any distortion in the image as the card works harder. As long as you don't allow the temp to go too high it won't damage your PC.

Regards
UKMedia
Oh. So once I do that,what Is supposed to happen next?o.o
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30 Aug 2011   #6
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

If there are distortions then you have a problem with your Graphics Card, if the image is okay we need to look for the problem elsewhere.

Regards
UKMedia
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30 Aug 2011   #7
Kitsune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
If there are distortions then you have a problem with your Graphics Card, if the image is okay we need to look for the problem elsewhere.

Regards
UKMedia
Ohh okay! One last question,ummm what exactly am I looking for in the picture? I ran it but stopped it cause Im kind of confused of what kind of "distortions" im supposed to be looking xD
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30 Aug 2011   #8
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

You should look for vert or horizontal lines and bleeding or pixelation within the image.

Regards
UKMedia
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30 Aug 2011   #9
Kitsune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
You should look for vert or horizontal lines and bleeding or pixelation within the image.

Regards
UKMedia
Okay! I did it for like..4 min and the temp started at 0 and I didnt see anything out of place o.o.
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30 Aug 2011   #10
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Okay, next steps.

What graphics card do you have and what driver version number is installed?

Regards
UKMedia
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