Yesterday I came home and the icons on my computer were huge and fuzzy. I have two monitors which I extend the picture on to. However, both monitors were showing the same thing (not extended like usual). Before I left for the day, everything was as usual, smaller icons, crisp picture and icons, monitor 2 was showing extended picture etc.
No one was home, and no one was on the computer all day at all.
I built my computer about 10 years or more ago. The fan on the graphics card is no constantly on, whereas before it was not always running. I touched the graphics card and it is pretty hot to touch after a few seconds...
The picture almost looks like I am in safe mode, with the fuzzy, unclear looking icons. When I go into display settings and click detect another monitor so I can change the setting to extend the desktop, it says it cannot detect another monitor. Therefore I cannot change the setting to extend the desktop rather than mirror it.
I have reduced the resolution size and it makes the icons smaller, but they are still a little fuzzy looking. Same with any writing, it looks a little off....
Any ideas what is going on here? is my graphics card going bad? By the way it is an ATI RADEON HD4800 card (i know, ancient haha). I have tried updating the drivers through the device manager, but it says I have the latest driver.
please let me know what you think is going on here.
thanks a lot