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Windows 7: Trouble w/graphics for games that use lower resolution in FULLSCREEN

08 Jan 2012   #11
Mengistuh

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
how many mhz your running the monitor at? sometimes when your monitor does not display the screen correctly is like say your monitor supports 60mhz only at you put it at 75mhz ingame it will have graphical glitches, make sure your running it at a rate your monitor supports
How do I check what mhz I'm running it at? Sorry, a real technical noob here.


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08 Jan 2012   #12
Mengistuh

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

DustSailor,
Got the system specs entered. Sorry that took so long. Couldn't at first figure out how to do it....even though you had shown me....lol. Anyway....I appreciate your help. REALLY want to be able to fix this.
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08 Jan 2012   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mengistuh,
Not a problem. This is how you can view the Refresh rate of you monitor, 60 is best. But this won't solve your problem either, as older monitors could produce higher refresh rates than 60MHz whereas many LCD monitors cannot (Don't need to as much - little factoid for you):
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Sorry that reinstalling the Graphics software didn't work for you. Would you mind attempting again? You might consider installing a thorough uninstaller such as Revo Uninstaller Free (http://www.revouninstaller.com/start..._download.html) to remove it with, but if you don't want to, once more remove them in the control panel. Remove all of Nvidia software BUT uninstall the actual graphics driver LAST. Unfortunately, it is also likely that this will not help solve your issue either, but it is a small step in the right direction. Here is a picture of the drivers to remove:
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Then look here for your driver, install it and select "custom" install. Select all drivers (May leave 3D drivers out if you don't use them) and select "perform clean install": http://www.geforce.com/Drivers/Results/38916

As I've said, sadly it is likely that the program or game is just too old to work with your computer. What is it by the way? Sorry if you've already said. If compatability mode doesn't help, nor does lowering graphics settings including resolution work, then there is little else. You might try troubleshooting it. My next post will tell you how -


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08 Jan 2012   #14
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Run the program troubleshooter. You will have to indicate which program that isn't running well. This will put the program into compatability mode after determining what may be going on
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09 Jan 2012   #15
Mengistuh

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Done. However, it isn't just this game (The Secret of Margrave Manor). If I manually try to set my monitor resolution to 800X600, I get the same effect---all of the colors are screwy and the monitor flickers.

The refresh rate can only be set at 59MHz or 60MHz. I tried it at 59 just for troubleshooting's sake and it made no difference. Didn't figure it would, but did it anyway.
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09 Jan 2012   #16
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Then it is likely the game just doesn't work with windows 7, and/or your hardware.

Which is strange because apparently it works with vista.
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