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Windows 7: Video problems after upgrade?

21 Jan 2010   #1
ayame

Windows 7
 
 
Video problems after upgrade?

Hi everybody.

I have a dell laptop inspiron 1520. (blue ray dvd player)
When i had windows vista, i could watch all my videos in ful screen as smooth as i would watch it on TV...but now that i've upgraded to win7, when i want to watch my vids full screen, they get all kinda pixely...the quality sucks.

I wish i could tell you what video card i have but i dont know how to find that.
Any help?


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21 Jan 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, right click "my computer" and click "manage" then click "device manager" on the left.

Then expand "display adapters" and see what card you have. You may need drivers.
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21 Jan 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Type system into start/search and hit Enter. Then go to Hardware Resources > IRQ. That will show your Video card.
Your problem could be a missing codec. What is the filetype of your videos ??
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21 Jan 2010   #4
ayame

Windows 7
 
 

oh ok, thank you.
Well it says i have 'Standard VGA graphics adapter'

But this isnt right because when i had vista i know i had Nvidia Geforce followed by some big number...
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21 Jan 2010   #5
ayame

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Type system into start/search and hit Enter. Then go to Hardware Resources > IRQ. That will show your Video card.
Your problem could be a missing codec. What is the filetype of your videos ??
.avi and mp4s...
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21 Jan 2010   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ayame View Post
oh ok, thank you.
Well it says i have 'Standard VGA graphics adapter'

But this isnt right because when i had vista i know i had Nvidia Geforce followed by some big number...
It should tell you in "device manager" you can just type it in the search.

If you have the model # of your laptop, we could find it

OR when you find out you can go here

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Download and install the latest drivers and see if that works
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21 Jan 2010   #7
ayame

Windows 7
 
 

It says i have the VGA graphics adapter (Nvidia chip)....i went to that link and did a scan of my system and found an update/driver. So lets see how that goes...

As for the model number, its a inpiron 1520. Or do you mean some other number?
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21 Jan 2010   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It looks like you have an 8400M GS or GT so let us know how that driver works.
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21 Jan 2010   #9
ayame

Windows 7
 
 

ahh the driver worked! thank you so much for your help!! appreciate it!

Now the graphics card changed back to Geforce 8600M GT (maybe it was 8400M before the update?)

still, thanks!
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21 Jan 2010   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great! Have a great day! Looks like you weer running a "generic" driver and the real one probably whipped the video device into shape.

Don't be scared to hit those scales if you feel someone here has helped you.

(upper right of post that helped you)
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