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bad graphics on a Dell Latitude

By denberg1 ·
I recently purchased a Dell Latititude CPx a firm on Ebay. I have purchased other units (Dell laptops) from them, and they worked fine. The last one i got is having problems....

I have installed Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000 on this machine. Windows 2000 seems to be the MOST stable (the other OS generated severe system errors and would not run). ALthough the W2K Pro installed ok, the display adapter has problems. I have downloaded the only video driver available from DEll (ATI Rage Mobility-M AGP2X) and the graphics do not run correctly...the wallpaper images are all pixelated with numerous colored squares and spots and when i try other background images i get this error

"The application, rundll32.exe, generated a appplication error. The exception generated was c0000005 at address 75CBECAD [nosymbols]"

that is from event viewer - applcation log.

some times when this machine boots up the graphics are fine..other times they are all pixelated again. The sameholds true for internet images and video - even the sounds gets garbled on web page videos....

This system is a PIII 650, 128 mb RAM, 20 gb HD running Windows 2000 Pro wth Service PAck 1

anyone have any ideas? I think it is the built in AGP adapter for the video myself. As I write and pre-paid RMA label is winging its way to me from the place i bought it but would liek to give them some better idea of what i think the problem is...anyone care to give me their opinion?

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by parvus1202 In reply to bad graphics on a Dell La ...

ATI AGP 2X is outdated but still a good graphics card. You see, when you open anything on your computer, all goes to your RAM memory,wallpaper, internet, programs, whatever, all goes to your RAM.And you have 128 mb. If you have a high resolution wallpaper with little memory,even audio, it won't display the way you want it. Specially if you open all your programs. Before, way back 1990's, where OS and progrmas will only carry few memories,it's ok, but not now, you even have WIn 2000, eating up so much. You can't even install SP3, no way, it will eat up a lot. I suggest you put in more memory, 20 gig of HD is ok for now, and see if you have any choices on your display/settings. See if you can change your settings on your monitor.

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by mmurdock In reply to bad graphics on a Dell La ...

You might attempt to use the video drivers directly from ATI. Just a suggestion.

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by bigfootduck In reply to bad graphics on a Dell La ...

i would say u neeeeed more ram, i don't sell a system that has less than 1 gig. But then again i make performace gaming sytems. Most BSOD's[Blue Screens of Death] come from lack of ram or problems relating to ram usage/lack of it. I would first buy more and install, if that doesnt' fix it you can put the ram in a different system at least. If you dont' have enuff random access memory then your programs will die b superslow. Like putting a moped engine in a ferrari, u might get it to move but its pretty much useless

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