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Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Q: Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Hi everyone Colours patchy, or (like 256) 16-bit this is my first post on Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) sevenforums Was on vistax Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) and switched to Win just about a week back The switch from Vista to was pretty easy unlike XP to Vista Now for my problem I was using a D-sub VGA cable to connect my graphics card to my display BIG Geforce GT to Bravia KLV- V A The cable was cheap and of poor quality I guess it had interference issues If they are of relevence i will post it later But now i changed to a DVI-D Dual Link - HDMI cable The Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) problems i had with the other cable are gone But now the colour gradients are not displayed properly Its like how you would see it in a -bit or colours display A patch of one shade then a patch of the next and not a gradual change It is not as noticable as mode but it is noticable Even on the login screen it can be observed What could be wrong I would be grateful for any help Thank you Adding some details Eg The blue on either side of this page has horizontal patches in the area that the gradation occurs My resolution x colour depth -bit Refresh rate Hz NVIDIA drivers downloaded just a week back I'm uploading two pictures The first desktop is just a simulation ie i saved the picture in colours just to show an exaggerated example of my problem The second i created a new black image and used a gradient tool I can see diagonal patches but im not sure if others will see it

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A: Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Is my problem that difficult or am i violating any forum rules?
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A:Blurry, bleeding & flat colours

Sorry, but that screenshot you posted looks nice and crisp to me - red on black and blue on black look just fine - no bleeding at all in your irc window. I've gotta assume it has something to do with the way your display is receiving/interpreting the signal. Did you follow the recommendations in that second link you posted? Have you tried changing your refresh rate? What happens at a lower resolution?
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MSI GX630:
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What does an external monitor show when you connect one? Is it good or does it show the same as the laptop screen?
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A:Why Do I Only Have 16 Colours Plz Help Me!


hi thnks but i dont know what make my graphics card is to get the necessry driver and i havent chnged or had my comp repaired so can any one else help its relly bugging me!
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Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

A:Games freeze and crash with weird colours on screen.

Do the weird color patterns disappear after you quit the game you were trying to play? How do you manage to get rid of the weird colors spreading across the screen?

Make sure you have the latest Radeon Catalyst driver for your graphics card.

Here are the newest drivers for your video card for Windows XP Pro/Home:

Click on the "Installation Instructions" on that page if you need them.

Make sure you uninstall the previous ones first. Keep us posted!
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A:Cant change resolution or no. of colours

Try changing one thing at a time. Change the colors to 16-bit then restart. upon reboot, change the resolution & if it asks, reboot again. That should work unless you're constantly rebooting in safe mode.
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Are you overclocking? Sounds like a heat issue to me....
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A:Video Card Resetting Itself to 16 Colours!!

Try re-installing the video drivers, and if that doesn't work take a look in device manager to check for any hardware problems.
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A:Messed up colours.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise N, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4029 Mb
Graphics Card: BB Capture Driver, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76214 MB, Free - 6511 MB; D: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 7660 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG965SS
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I reposted your TSGSIU log because it can't be seen in its entirety in the manner that you posted it.


Before we can address your graphics issue, we need to address something else.

The Intel DG965SS motherboard in your computer was introduced in August 2006 and was designed for Windows XP.

Its Intel 965 chipset/graphics is not designed for Windows 7.

When was Windows 7 64-bit installed in your computer, and how was it obtained?

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A:Strange colours using Philips 37" TV as PC monitor

I found solution and will write him, to be helpfull for the others.
The problem is in the AMD CCC setting from YCbCr 4:4:4 colour (default) set to RGB 4:4:4. This problem is not only with this Philips. It looks many on Radeon HD GPU-s and Philips TV-s does the same bad colour via HDMI,
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A:I have Random BSD and Patchy Video Display?

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
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When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
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A:Title Bar Colours

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A:what do the colours mean on taskbar apps

Originally Posted by cxztiel

chrome is running with a blue line underneath but steam has a yellow line and it's half highlighted yellow but it's not downloading or running anything and it's been like that for the past 10 minutes

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Hi @cxztiel
Welcome to!

My guess is blue is your accent color and the yellow is something loading in Steam and may have gotten hung up. A guess though.
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HP/Compaq 8710p laptop
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Kaspersky Internet Security

Symptoms over past few months:

After using computer for many hours (8+) performance drastically degrades and the screen display eventually becomes patchy with text and graphics missing. At this point the computer is no longer functional and must be Shut Down. Sometimes a forced power off is required as it won't shut down normally.

After re-boot the computer is back to normal but the problem is consistent.

I occassionally get the "Blue Screen of Death" with reference to "nv4_disp.dll". This has happened approximately once every 3 months over the past year. Eventually I re-installed the Display driver but this hasn't changed the situation.

I have run Malwarebyte's Anti-malware and Kaspersky Anti-virus scans regularly.

Any ideas you have to help resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


A:Performance degradation & video display becomes patchy

Have you noticed the machine getting hot when the graphics errors occur? Download Speedfan (free app) and monitor your CPU and more importantly your GPU temperatures. Check your temps with the operating temps on the chip manufacturers site. If yours are getting too hot it would explain the slow performance and graphics errors.

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What is the BSOD error code?
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#Right-click My Computer.
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#Click the Advanced tab in the resulting dialog.
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#Click OK, OK.

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point to Arrange Icons By >
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A:Monitor Goes Black After Windows XP Logo, colours weird

If you have another monitor around that you can use, hook it up to your PC and see if it works. That'll tell you if it's a problem with the monitor or the computer. Although since you're also having boot issues, that may not help
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A:No Colours

Just reinstall operating system that is registry corruption for internet explorer due to some kind of virus or spyware..

Dhaval Soni
Dell Technical Support.


Originally Posted by thewombat

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A:Background Colours

images have been moved or deleted
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Try adjusting the color settings on your monitor and if it has it, auto image adjust which should restore color properly.

Please, maybe next time, think about how your post is going to look to others and the thread title should be informative but brief. To some, it may appear you are shouting here. Please think in future.
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A:font colours in Explorer

Hi Denis,

What type of file was it? Often times, encrypted or compressed files on an NTFS file system will appear in blue.

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A:Upgraded to SP2, now res and colours settings set to low

Try reinstalling your video drivers.

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A:Media Player colours all purple [RESOLVED]

Hi MadJack, welcome to TSF

Does this happen with all video formats? Fullscreen or in a window? Have you tried reinstalling WMP?

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Which graphics driver version do you have installed?

Any recent hardware upgrades, multimedia software installations, or program updates?
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A:Odd colours in video playback

Possible codec corruption. Looks pretty weird.

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I use the 'Nimo' codec pack. Search for it on Google.
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A:Windows XP ALL my video playback even streamed is weird colours

let me guess you have a nvidia graphic card right?
you should leave your specs of the machine, so the guys can help you! ;)
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A:Desktop Icon Colours

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A:[SOLVED] Hardware doesn't support Aero so can't change colours

Hi Dave

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Are you trying to turn on Aero?
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A:Solved: only 2/16 colours availabe

Don't worry about the ROM update on this page.
Install the rest.
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A:Washed out monitor colours?

It sounds like you may be missing the red input. Do you see any red, or pure white? Unplug your monitor and re-connect. Check the end of the plug. I believe red is on pin 1 of the connector. Make sure no pins are pushed in. There may be one pin missing, pin 10, I think. That's OK. If the cable is removable at the monitor end, reseat that, too. You could also try flexing the cable, especially at the ends. Worst case, it could be your video card.
Good luck!
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A:Sound colours

for most sound card

Pink = Mic In
Blue = Line-In - usually stereo
Green = front Speakers Headphones - again stereo
Orange = Center Speaker and Subwoofer
Black = Rear Surround Speakers (5.1, 7.1 systems)
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A:Solved: Canon MP730 Prints wrong colours

Have you checked the print head alignment? If so the print head may be bad and need replacing.
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A:Screen turns colours

Do you have an onboard video card that you can switch to to see if the problem replicates? If you do - take the 8600 completely out and attempt to use just the onboard video for a bit, not necessarily for gaming though as it probably will bog you down any how.
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