What are video adapters?

  STEVE71163 19:02 27 Jul 03
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I have been having trouble this week with my pc crashing and i got a message today saying to try changing the video adapters?? What are they?

  woodchip 19:08 27 Jul 03

Your Graphics card it's just another name for it. You need to update the driver

  STEVE71163 19:16 27 Jul 03

Thanks woodchip. I have already updated the drivers this week so i do not really know where to go from here with this problem of crashing.:0(

  woodchip 19:21 27 Jul 03

What OS are you on

  STEVE71163 19:23 27 Jul 03

xp home

  woodchip 19:33 27 Jul 03

You can try this it may, may not help, Right click on blank desktop/properties/settings/Advanced/performance you should see a slider try that down one notch a time to see what happens

  STEVE71163 19:37 27 Jul 03

Thanks woodchip. What does that do?

  woodchip 19:41 27 Jul 03

It detunes the Video card so it does not crash

  STEVE71163 19:56 27 Jul 03

Thanks woodchip! I will give it a go.

  STEVE71163 20:33 27 Jul 03

I have had trouble with the graphics card fan on this card packing up about a month ago and the shop took the fan off and replaced it with a large heatsink. (Its a geforce4 mx440 64mb card)
Does it sound like the card is on its way out?

  woodchip 21:24 27 Jul 03

Could be, If it should have a fan then they should have put one back on or replaced the card. That will be why it's crashing it's overheating

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