GEforce 8400 Installed

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March 13, 2010 at 19:56:43
Specs: Windows XP
After installing the video card, the most of the windows xp displays and particulary the tool bar on the browser has rendered a horrible contrast. The 'File', 'Edit' etc menu buttons are difficult to see. The gray background and black lettering are difficult to see. How do I get this back to normal.


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March 13, 2010 at 20:03:26
If you cannot adjust the settings in the control panel under display, you need to check that you have the best drivers installed for the card. One way is to use Windows/Microsoft Update, select custom and see if there is an update for it. The other is to go to the manufacturers site and get them there. HTH

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March 13, 2010 at 22:51:19
Download & install this driver:

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March 14, 2010 at 08:19:35
The real answer I have found is that Nvidia has a problem and they do not admit to it. I found a post from a user that had a resolution that had me find the 'EDID' of my monitor and then to add to the NV4_DISP.INF file some special setup lines that corrected the problem. The posting was found at Http://files.bortweb.comhow_to_fix_...

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March 14, 2010 at 09:40:57
We did the best we could based on what little info you provided. We have no idea of your system specs, no idea of your computer know-how & no idea if your old graphics were integrated or if you replaced an existing card. We also have no idea if you changed your BIOS settings (which would have been necessary if you upgraded from integrated) or if you uninstalled your old graphics drivers before installing the new card. And it looks like we'll never know what the "fix" was because your link doesn't work.

I still say it was a driver issue.

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March 14, 2010 at 13:06:18
Sorry about the link. I missed a forward slash. Here is the proper link:

What I have is a Gateway 19'' monitor (1400 x 900) using vga with my new Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS 512 card. Running on Win XP (SP3). Yes the original graphics card was on the mother board. I did uninstall it. Actually I have gone round and round with this installation. The above link had instructions that worked. However, now I am having problems again. I am going to contact the Nvidia tech support tomorrow.

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