any laptop guru's in the house?

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  1. Michael Westen

    Michael Westen Active Member

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    I have a Dell Latitude CPx 500mhz p3

    i got it for free because the motherboard was dead, bought another one, now when windows loads up, its only 2/3's of the screen (rest is black) and will only run in 16 color or 2 color mode :noes:

    im guessing the video memory is bad, any Ideas?

    I can return it and get another, im just curious as to whats causing it, and if anybody has seen this before. :ugh:
     
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    possibly the vram, but not likely.

    sounds much more like a video card driver problem. Did you install your chipset drivers and video card drivers?
     
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    ya i'd go for drivers also :)
    hey jolly any news on ram?
     
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    bah, i feel like a moron, it is the drivers, i wasnt aware it had a integrated ATI graphics card, and it was just using some kind of safe mode, since it now has windows 98 instead of 2000, it didnt recognize the hardware. Thanks for the replies!
     
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