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Old 12-16-06, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 12-17-06, 11:51 AM   #2
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Make sure your colors are set to 32 bit palette and not 16 bit. It should smooth things out.
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Old 12-17-06, 03:36 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 12-18-06, 01:08 AM   #4
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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.

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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.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:26 AM   #5
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The screenshot is posted in the first message of this thread above.

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Old 01-13-07, 11:58 AM   #6
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That looks like you didn't install the driver ,Im not saying thats the case of course, That would be crazy.
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isnt gif limited to like 8bit colour?... so please post a jpg not gif
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Old 01-15-07, 01:06 PM   #8
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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

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