graphics help - poor colour and resolution

  andre_k 21:37 22 Jan 2008
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i have a dell dimension 4550 running xp, and i have a problem. The colour can only be set at 4 bit, and i cant change the resolution. Im using the original nvida graphics card.

In device manager, when i double click on the graphics card, it says there isnt enough resources to run it properly (code 12). i tried to follow the troubleshooter, and clicked on 'view' then 'resources by type' in device manager, then i got lost in a long list of things i didnt fully understand, and didnt understand how and what to change the resource of.

i have tried reinstalling the drivers, and ive removed and replaced the graphics card.

What else could i do?

  DieSse 01:28 23 Jan 2008

Try a different graphics card.

Load the latest motherboard drivers, which may have an AGP section.

Look in the BIOS at the graphics aperture setting - what is it set to - 64MB is probably about right.

Is it an nVidia GF4 4200? - how much RAM does it have? - Is there a fan on the graphics card, and still working?

  DieSse 01:28 23 Jan 2008

That should read GeF4 Ti4200

  andre_k 19:38 23 Jan 2008

its only a 64MB nVidia mx 420.

what do you mean by 'look in the BIOS at the graphics arpeture setting'


there isnt a fan.

not sure if its allowed, but the following are links to pictures taken of various menu screens eg. device manager. it may help...

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  MAJ 19:55 23 Jan 2008

Have you tried these drivers from the Dell website? click here

  andre_k 20:10 23 Jan 2008

i havent downloaded them from the dell website as i have no internet on the pc (im on my laptop)

however, i reinstalled the drivers from the drivers cd that came with it, and it is no different

  andre_k 20:29 23 Jan 2008

right after removing the 2 ethernet cards, it works fine.

now all i need is the 'net working on there!!!

  DieSse 22:05 23 Jan 2008

Put each ethernet card back in, in turns - se if it's one particular card.

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