monitor resolution

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by eddieb, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. eddieb

    eddieb OSNN Addict

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    Here you go guys. A problem I have never seen before. After I removed a stick of ram in Windows XP Pro, it won't hold the set resolution. No matter what I set, it defaults, after restating, it defaults to
    800x600. I have tried different drivers and still no luck. If I install an extra stick of ram, all is fine. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Taurus

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    certainly odd. how much are you taking out and how much is left? does this board have onboard video?
     
  3. dreamliner77

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    Do you have onboard graphics or a graphics card?
     
  4. eddieb

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    I have 1.5 gigs of ram and no onboard graphics. I am using an ATI 9500 Pro card. All runs fine with 1.5 gigs of ram. When I drop it to 1 gig, that's when the resolution problem starts.
     
  5. Taurus

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    quite odd. what driver are you using for your card? i suggest the latest catalyst.

    if that's what you got, i can only think of some kind of registry mess-up. if you're comfortable with reformatting, that'd probably do the trick.
     
  6. dreamliner77

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    maybe some bad ram?

    Try running memtest86
     
  7. eddieb

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    I ran memtest86 already. That's how I found the bad stick. After taking out the bad one my problem started. Using current catalyst drivers. I don't think it is a registry problem because the problem originated with the removal of a stick of ram, not from installing or uninstalling software. If all else fails, I might have to reformat just to cover all the bases.