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#1 daic

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:36 AM

Randomly my computer turned really bright. When i go to a full screen game theres not as much of an impact but its still brighter then normal. When im on desktop the task-bar is really bright as well, along with my icons and wallpaper. When i look at a folder it just a yellow outline.

Could it mean my monitor or video card is crashing?

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Edited by daic, 09 November 2007 - 05:15 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:49 PM

One or the other would be my guess.

I would try switching each out (at separate times) to refute/verify that line of thinking.

I would also check Event Viewer to see if it has noted any problems with either device.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:00 PM

thanks Hamluis. Guess my computer isnt going to last me as long as i hoped hehe. Ill google event viewer and try that.
Just reformatted and this happens =\


Edit: Looks like there are a few event viewers, do you have a link to one i should take a look at?

Edited by daic, 09 November 2007 - 05:05 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

also check the video card drivers and utilities, it may have somehow bumped up the refresh rate and brightness.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:45 PM

It's not the end of the world when a system component acts strangely :thumbsup:.

Such are often fixed by new drivers, reseating the PCI card, replacing the component, etc.

Wait-and-see is the best approach.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:50 AM

daic.

To find the Event Viewer for your PC, right click on My Computer/Manage/Event Viewer.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:26 PM

Info on using Event Viewer: What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

I think I would focus on the System tab, looking at the detail for the last 3/4 errors listed.

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Edited by hamluis, 12 November 2007 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:47 AM

Ill have to look at that. With the problem with the bright screen i just opened up the CCC and it stopped, didnt have to change anything Turn on comptuer next moring, it was bright again, clicked on the start button and it went away. Fortunately i got a new vid card, should speed up my comptuer some when i play DaOC. Is DirectX 10 windows Vista only?
Also do you know a tool that can read how much memory you have and how much your using and any recommendations on a system pergoramce program to free up ram etc.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 12:17 PM

DX10 is packaged with Vista, but it may be coming to XP either with SP3 or after.
as for ram, how much do you have or do you know?
a good systems info software and benchmarker is PC Wizard http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:34 PM

daic

Press the Windows 'LogoKey' + Pause to bring up the front page of System Properties, and there is info in the bottom right corner.
Right click on a blank part of the TaskBar and select Task Manager to show what processes are running and how much CPU and Memory each are using.

Windows does a pretty good job of managing RAM by itself. So called memory freeing programs push work off the RAM and onto the Paging File on your hard drive which actually slows things down.

Rule of thumb is to have as much RAM as your system will handle. Remember, unused RAM is wasted RAM, so the more that is being used then the faster your machine is working.

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