When viewing a particular stationery email with animations, the animations work on half screen on all resolutions, but when I change to full screen, they don't work at all at 1280x1024 or 1152x864. They work slowly at 1024x768 and are OK at800x600. My graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon 9000 II 128Mb DDR. My display is a Sony SDM - HS95P TFT 19". My processor is a 2.2Gh Pentium 4 and I have 1Gb of memory. Other people with lesser graphics cards don't have this problem, although some with them with smaller resolutions do have the same problem. Do I have a failing graphics card ? What would a failing card do ? Advice welcomed ! Robert.
Thanks for replying. It's happened before, but the content of the stationery emails varies so much it's difficult to be precise. My grandsons could play "Dawn of War" quite happily at Easter ! Is this the way a graphics card could fail - although it's a 128Mb card, it's operating at say 64Mb ? Or is that not possible ? Regards, Robert.
If its just slowing down at higher resolutions and not crashing outright then its unlikely the gfx hardware/card is failing. Email animations are probably relying on .gif animation which doesn't require huge effort from your video hardware. It depends what software you are using to view the stationery - email client, Office, standalone image software?
The animation is a .gif one - not very large either. If I remember correctly, it's only about 6Kb. The script for that stationery makes the animation move around the screen while the animation is working. So there's more movement than that of the gif alone.
I'm using Outlook Express 6 with XP Home, SP2 installed and on automatic updates.
I've not heard of Clear Type, so it's probably not enabled if that's not the default. I'll see what I can find about that.
It should be independent of your screen resolution, sounds more like your graphics card drivers need updating. System information here; click here NVidia and ATI drivers here (disable anti-virus before installing) click here If you're using a Geforce2 or Geforce 440 NVidia card it may be best to visit the NVidia archive and get the 66.xx drivers, some of the older kit has problems with the latest drivers; click here