monitor resolution

eddieb

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
75
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
Joined
8 May 2002
Messages
3,206
certainly odd. how much are you taking out and how much is left? does this board have onboard video?
 

eddieb

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
75
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.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
Joined
8 May 2002
Messages
3,206
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.
 

eddieb

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
75
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.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Xie wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?

Forum statistics

Threads
62,007
Messages
673,466
Members
5,598
Latest member
Larry Chris