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Graphics display issue/s.

By boxfiddler Moderator ·
Does it matter which slot of two my PCIExpress video card is installed to? It's a 16X card installed to a 16X slot. There are two 16X slots. I've installed to the one furthest from the CPU, if that's relevant.

I'm having some weird display issues.
'Fluid' scrolling. Very disconcerting.
'Blinking' display. Also very disconcerting.

Card is ASUS AX 300SE\T, installed to an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. OS is WinXP Pro, SP2. Monitor is Samsung 913v.

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You know

by santeewelding In reply to Ah ha ha...oh.

Hitting it with a dead fish, large or small, just might do it.

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Why not both?

by seanferd In reply to You know

Have fun with it. Get a friend. Choose your weapon, and <i>go!</i>

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I'll

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to You know

have the mallet over the mullet any day.

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I hate

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Waugh!

troubleshooting hardware. I'm not very good at it, and I sometimes just don't 'get it'. Easy enough to match up bus speeds and slots and PSes the way manufacturers make all that pretty clear. But the rest of it? :0

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Sometimes, it gets weird.

by seanferd In reply to I hate

I remember needing to reassign IRQs and DMA channels, but not being allowed. Thanks, Windows 95. I could reassign, to my heart's content, everything I could want - excepting the bit I needed to reassign.

My favorite was the occasion of up my first wireless gateway. (Spoiler alert: They ship the damned things with wireless already on.) I was not planning on making use of the wireless feature at all.

So, the sucker is hooked up, but Windows would have me believe that A Network Cable Is Unplugged, and I'm not having any of that. I can't reach the router config, so I troubleshoot TCP/IP, check cables, reset router, whatever. When a connection was present, it would become Unplugged before I could reach the router. Mind you, I'm not thinking about Wireless at all... but initial setup technically requires an Ethernet connection, so I'm further inclined to disregard any thoughts of a Wireless nature.

Eureka! A flash of insight, after disregarding the problem for some time. Move the evil cordless phone.

The router was, apparently, confused by the phone base. It was latching onto the signal and dropping the Ethernet connection (which still doesn't make sense to me). Once in the router's web interface, I found that Wireless was, in fact, on. Stupid gateway.

Now, what about all those people who never bother to secure their Wi-Fi because <i>it never crossed their minds as they don't use it</i>?

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I keep

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sometimes, it gets weird.

wireless disabled. Except in winter when I use it from the room with the fire. I don't trust wireless... Seems to me it's too easy to get into.

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Holy cow.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Graphics display issue/s.

Got rid of the scrolling problem with a couple of settings changes. One to the mouse itself, and the other to the 'smooth scrolling' option in FF. *slaps forehead*

That leaves the blinking screen issue.

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Woo hoo! Two down, one to go.

by seanferd In reply to Holy cow.

See, you were thinking even more better than we on that. Slap us each in the forehead, twice as hard.

I loathe horrible default settings.

Blinking: Describe. I'm thinking random or regular blackouts at long intervals or once every few seconds. Tell me I'm thinking the wrong way about this now, too, will you? :^0

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When a new tab is opened

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Woo hoo! Two down, one t ...

the screen of the tab I'm on 'blinks'. When I drop a card on another card in Spider Solitaire, the screen 'blinks'. When I move from folder to folder in Outlook, the screen 'blinks'.

In each case, just once.

I haven't had 'er up and running very long, so these are the only regular instances of screen blinking I've noticed, and kept an eye on. (haha - more punny points)

I can't think of a better word than 'blinks', either. It's almost, but not quite, a flash.

edit
Default settings. Been so long since I had a 'new' one that I've forgotten about some of those defaults.

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So, during a major re-draw, (edit)

by seanferd In reply to When a new tab is opened

it is slow. O r that is how I am interpreting this. Try going back to 70 now?

Also, look at the graphics driver display settings - is hardware acceleration being used or not?

edit: Just had a look at the manual (fairly nice manual, I might add), just to make sure that it doesn't matter which slot into which you install a single graphics card. Nope. Black or blue, your choice.

I also noticed that you card comes with a utilities - try running those. Maybe try some other driver settings as there seem to be a lot of features to this card. Try a DirectX diagnostic, even. I know I have seen, used, and probably have, somewhere, a variety of odd video diagnostics. I'll see if I can name any.

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