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graphixcard showing only 16 colors

By mzimmerman201 ·
i have a standard graphixcard in my computer it displays only16 colors it use to have256 colors ive had windows search for a better driver but it just tells me the best available is already in use. how do i get better pictures? pleasse help.

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by geroxx In reply to graphixcard showing only ...

It would be nice to know what kind of graphics card you have and how much memory it has.

My guess would be that maybe windows does not have the correct driver installed. If you know the maker of the card... go to their web site and see if they have an updated driver. Try and update the driver. I would guess that you may have to go about this the long way around.

You may also want to check to see which monitor you have installed in the device manager. It could be that the monitor is not correct. You may even have to install the "Standard" monitor type. I would guess that you would want to pick "Super VGA 600X800".

Without knowing more it is hard to figure out what will help you. Supply more details if you can especiallywhat graphic card and monitor you have.

HTH
Gary

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by geroxx In reply to graphixcard showing only ...

**** ALSO include how much memory it has...

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by werskov In reply to graphixcard showing only ...

Try this not-so-pretty-solution:
Remove your graphixcard driver from the the list in control panel / system menu. After that reboot your machine. Windows will autodetect your card (maybe it was not properly detected after it was installed). This standard driver will support 256 colors if you have at least 512kB graphix card (if it does not have it, put this prehistoric card to a museum). I hope you can set then your setting in display / settings...
If it will not work, visit the
www.driversguide.com and find your driver

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