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Windows 7: Error with my graphics, long story


27 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Error with my graphics, long story

A week ago, my little brother somehow broke out the video input That thing but in blue - from the motherboard. So, we got a computer guy to repair it. He did, but he installed a whole new graphics card. Before, my PC looked normal and had a resolution of 1028x720. He installed a new card called "SIS True Color 16 bit" or something like that. Whenever I boot up the system, that's what first comes up. Now my PC looks all grainy, aero's gone, I'm forced to make my resolution 800x600. (Check in the attachments how it looks like) I've spoken to the computer guy, he told me to get a new monitor. We've tested out many monitors of ours and even he gave his own to try out - it's still a grainy image. is the current monitor. We've tried 25 inch monitors, nothing comes up.. Can somebody help me? I've also attempted to download the drivers, I get an error. Can someone help me to get back Aero, and atleast my regular image?




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27 Oct 2012   #2

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Let's do this go to control panel -> system -> device manager, expand the display adapters and screen that would ya?
SIS would be the integrated, or on the motherboard graphics.
This should have been disabled in the bios when installing a new graphics card (if that is actually what was done.)
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27 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Let's do this go to control panel -> system -> device manager, expand the display adapters and screen that would ya?
SIS would be the integrated, or on the motherboard graphics.
This should have been disabled in the bios when installing a new graphics card (if that is actually what was done.)
i cannot seem to find that. check the attachments, that's what it looks like
plus im on admin


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27 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Let's do this go to control panel -> system -> device manager, expand the display adapters and screen that would ya?
SIS would be the integrated, or on the motherboard graphics.
This should have been disabled in the bios when installing a new graphics card (if that is actually what was done.)
never mind, i updated the standard VGA driver, now it shows in display adapters, what next?
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27 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Did he actually install a discrete graphics card? Or did he replace the motherboard?

If he installed a Graphics card windows should have picked it up.
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27 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Did he actually install a discrete graphics card? Or did he replace the motherboard?

If he installed a Graphics card windows should have picked it up.
probably a discrete graphics card. what do you mean by windows should've picked it up? when i boot the system, it shows SIS True Color 16 bit... and the SIS logo.
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27 Oct 2012   #7

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah SIS is a motherboard manufacturer, not a graphics card manufacturer.
They make graphics chips but they are built into the motherboard.

I would continue checking optional updates it's possible you will find even more there now.
As for losing aero, yes, if it is SIS it can't handle aero.
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27 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah SIS is a motherboard manufacturer, not a graphics card manufacturer.
They make graphics chips but they are built into the motherboard.

I would continue checking optional updates it's possible you will find even more there now.
As for losing aero, yes, if it is SIS it can't handle aero.
So I should keep on going to SIS's site and check updates?
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27 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IngestedFool View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah SIS is a motherboard manufacturer, not a graphics card manufacturer.
They make graphics chips but they are built into the motherboard.

I would continue checking optional updates it's possible you will find even more there now.
As for losing aero, yes, if it is SIS it can't handle aero.
So I should keep on going to SIS's site and check updates?

I am pretty sure he meant optional updates in windows.

If you don't know how to check for them, go to control panel, windows updates and check for updates, then have a look if it comes up with any optional ones.
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27 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IngestedFool View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yeah SIS is a motherboard manufacturer, not a graphics card manufacturer.
They make graphics chips but they are built into the motherboard.

I would continue checking optional updates it's possible you will find even more there now.
As for losing aero, yes, if it is SIS it can't handle aero.
So I should keep on going to SIS's site and check updates?

I am pretty sure he meant optional updates in windows.

If you don't know how to check for them, go to control panel, windows updates and check for updates, then have a look if it comes up with any optional ones.
aLL OF THEM say "Update for Windows 7 " and I've got 10 of them, and they don't seem graphic related, should i waste time doing em anyways?
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