i recently bought a creative 3d blaster 4 mx420 from PC world, but i am having problems when i try to set it to a colour quality of 32bit. when i set it to this resolution i get a pink line on the bottom of my login screen and my wallpaper has large masses of red green and blue speckles when i login. if anyone knows how i could fix this problem successfully i would be grateful to know. I am using windows xp pro.
The refresh rate is on the low side. Try 75 Hz, at 800x600 resolution. This should improve things. If your monitor will not support this high a refresh it will just revert back to one that it can. If this does not improve things, then you can download a new driver for your monitor from this site.
Make sure you select the correct O/S [Operating system] IE 98 or XP download the file to your desktop then log off the internet and double click the new file, it will self install. click here j.
A new monitor inf file ("driver") will not help, as it is only a text file of what the monitor will support.
It sounds a lot like your graphics card is faulty. The monitor merely displays what it's given - if the picture has the problems you describe, then it is being bad information - which IMHO can only be the graphics cards fault.