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mfindlay 12-16-06 10:31 PM

XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
I just installed an NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP on my XP Professional computer and the XP installed Wallpaper (Red moon desert) is now sort of blotchy.

I can't imagine how an advanced card like the 6800GS could have a problem with displaying a XP-provided wallpaper.

I am running in 1268x1024, 75Hz refresh rate, and no matter how I tweak the NVidia display properties I can't seem the get a smooth gradient in the blue sky background. The blue sky background appears in small square chunks. You can see an example here: http://www.sagecomputerservices.com/...screenshot.gif

Does anyone have any experience with this type of problem they might be able to assist a video beginner with?

Thanks!
Mark

HeavyH20 12-17-06 10:51 AM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
Make sure your colors are set to 32 bit palette and not 16 bit. It should smooth things out.

mfindlay 12-17-06 02:36 PM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
Thanks for the info, but I already was set for 32bit colors. I viewed the same wallpaper on another machine that has a different card and it also looked that way so perhaps this is just inherent in the photo.

Thanks,
Mark

Redeemed 12-18-06 12:08 AM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mfindlay
Thanks for the info, but I already was set for 32bit colors. I viewed the same wallpaper on another machine that has a different card and it also looked that way so perhaps this is just inherent in the photo.

Thanks,
Mark

Post a screenshot of what it looks like. The images that come with XP aren't of the highest resolution, so they will appear a bit "blocky". But it shouldn't be too bad.

mfindlay 12-18-06 02:26 AM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
The screenshot is posted in the first message of this thread above.

Thanks,
Mark

XDanger 01-13-07 10:58 AM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
That looks like you didn't install the driver ,Im not saying thats the case of course, That would be crazy.

Eliminator 01-13-07 01:22 PM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
isnt gif limited to like 8bit colour?... so please post a jpg not gif

mfindlay 01-15-07 12:06 PM

Re: XP Wallpaper: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GS 512MB AGP
 
Thanks for all your input, but I just took the easy way out - got a new computer (Dell XPS410 with all the goodies, 1 Gig video card, etc :)

Thanks!
Mark


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