Switching from Geforce to Ati & HDTV on PC 7 replies

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VI0L3NCE

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#1 11 years ago

Hey, so its like this. I orderd an XFX 8600GTS, but got an crappy GT which makes a very big diffrence, id say about 20 fps. So i send it back, now i borowed an Ati X740XL and had to install it into my system. Im using windows xp, but i got Windows Vista because my bro told me to wait till i got my DX10 card in. And switching an Geforce with an Ati will cause problems, and the only solution is an windows reinstall. That pretty sux, but anyway i have to do it anyway cuz im suffering problems like: Trojanhorses, im using windowsxp that didnt have default service pack 1 or + this causes my HDD to be cut in haf the tube i can fill my juice with, i have an 320GIG which i got left 110GIG because of this retard little problem. Now, i read if ud go to Safe mode, uninstall all Graphics drivers, reset, go back to windows, install new drivers. That, that works. Now my question, is this true and does it help, or is there another solution that i can install my Vista Ultimat already instead of waiting till i get my card.

I've got another question, ive got my PC hooked up HDMI>DVI on my 26" HDTV Samsung. On my old XFX8600GT this used to work, cuz i could adjust my desktopsize to fit in my screen on an 1920x1080 resolution. Now i got this Ati x740XL i can still use my tv and pc but all edges are messed up. Like example, i can barely see my windowsthingy on the bottom of the screen. I'd tryed anything but i can't adjust it. It wont work doing it trough my tv since its windows that detects this as normal, i can't move my screen. How can i fix this? Oh, and the only resolution i can use on this card = 1280x720, if i use anything else all the letters will be unreadable but still even now its pretty much unreadable, and everything will be even more stretched out, out of bound of my screen so i can't see it.

Thanks in Advance. :beer:




VI0L3NCE

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#2 11 years ago

Come on, damn. Thougt there were Experts here, or i just aint patient enough:confused:




Vince

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#3 11 years ago

You just aint patient enough.




marvinmatthew

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#4 11 years ago
VI0L3NCE;3967642Come on, damn. Thougt there were Experts here, or i just aint patient enough:confused:

I looked at your question a few hours ago, but ignored it. I (and most all the other techs) aren't going to help you unless you use some decent grammar and punctuation.

Please rewrite your question, but be clearer in what you're asking.




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#5 11 years ago

Easy guys, he's from Holland, though the angst and cussing is never a good thing. On the first question, at the VERY LEAST, you should thoroughly remove the malware BEFORE attempting to install the OS or video card/drivers. I also always prefer a full formatting (harddrive erasing) before installing an OS. It's easier and quicker if you burn your files to DVD first but I wouldn't recommend doing even that until you get all the malware off first. In your case formatting may be more of an assurance the malware is gone too. Just be sure to reboot after deleting the partition BEFORE you continue with the formatting if you do choose to format. This will assure the memory and any of it's traces are dumped first. You could also use a disc cleaner like Killdisk if you want even more assurance the HD is clean. There's a free version you can use although it merely takes the binary down to all zeros rather than using the more advanced methods the retail version does, which erases to government standards. Here's a list of security tools I swear by and they're all free: Ad-Aware Avast A-squared CCleaner HijackThis Sophos Spybot Sygate Windows Defender On the second question, ATI is much worse at screen sizing than Nvidia, especially on CRTs and/or dual display setups. It's an issue I've dealt with for about two years now. I have a 26" CRT HDTV as my secondary display, the primary being a 21" CRT monitor. Since I have an ATI card I end up using Omega drivers that come with ATI Tray Tools rather than Catalyst Control Center just to be able to watch DVD movies in Extended Desktop mode, which is easiest to use I find on a CRT. There are software tools you can get free that deal specifically with screen sizing, but the one I have in mind is very complex to use and I can't for the life of me remember it's name. If you can at all get that Nvidia card you originally wanted, I highly recommend that instead. Nvidia has always been better at screen sizing and dual display. If you have a single display and you're OK with having the ATI card, try adjusting it via the software first. You can try to adjust the screen size in the ATI control panel but it may or may not work if you're using dual display. Go to your video control panel and click on the Displays tab. Click on the display you're using shown in that window then click Adjustments. You should see sizing buttons there you can adjust the screen size and position with. This has been a problem for me with ATI using dual displays but if you only have just the TV as a display it may work better for you. Note the above instructions are based on the ATI Tray Tools control panel. The Cat Control Center tabs may be worded a bit differently. Been so long since I used CCC I really don't remember what it looks like. Last word aof advice is ALWAYS thoroughly uninstall the old video drivers before installing new ones on ATI cards. It's best to do that with a program designed to remove drivers like Driver Cleaner. The ATI Cat Uninstaller really doesn't do the job. ;)




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#6 11 years ago

thnx, and marvinmatthew gtfo, f ur ass up lil b nerd don't make me think this whole forum is full of assholes like i u, get a life u nerd




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#7 11 years ago

Well, like I said,..."though the angst and cussing is never a good thing." It's hard to find helpfull advice sometimes even when you don't use such language.




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#8 11 years ago
VI0L3NCE;3969061thnx, and marvinmatthew gtfo, f ur ass up lil b nerd don't make me think this whole forum is full of assholes like i u, get a life u nerd

Listen, all I'm trying to say is that it's not hard to use some proper grammar (like full words). For example, even though you're from Holland, I've got to believe that you know 'cuz' should be written out as 'because.' Here are some more examples: bro= brother till= until sux= sucks ud= (I think) you would (or you'd).

Another good tip when writing is being succinct. Or, saying what you need to say in the shortest way possible.

When I (like most of the techs here) log onto the forums, I go into the tech area, and I often find that there are twenty new threads that I need to page through. I don't have unlimited time, so I'm inclined to pass up the threads where it seems like where the problem is poorly described.

I'm not trying to be an asshole as you claim, I'm just telling you that if you really want help, you should put some more time into your question.

I apologize if you're unhappy with me.