Help, I am going crazy over this issue, Was it a mistake to buy an ASUS MoBo?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Cheo Artesano, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. I have a P4C800 Dx with an AGP, Radeon All-IN-WONDER 9600 Vcard, WinXP, P4
    2.1gig and 512 RAM

    After I installed the system everything worked fine. A while back the
    picture of my monitor stopped using the full screen, after attempting to fix
    the problem with new drivers and checking the hardware, I re-formatted the
    PC, a Maxtor 80G which requires a DDO program to be fully recognized by XP,
    and installed everything anew.

    It was fine untill I started a game, Madden 2005, the screen windowed, not
    full screen, while the game was on. On exiting the game, the monitor was
    full again.

    Well, today even the Windows XP desktop was smaller and everything is back
    to where I was.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

    BTW, on startup, the screen was windowed up to the Win XP Welcome screen.

    The screen used to be full all the time, from the start.
    Cheo Artesano, Sep 23, 2004
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    jroc Guest

    what do you mean full screen.....what is your resolution set on...if your use to
    800x600 and then its set to (example) 1024x768...then it will appear to be
    smaller and not be edge to edge on the monitor without making adjustment...My
    monitor has a 'on screen control' for such purposes.

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    Tim Guest

    This does not sound like a motherboard issue at all. It sounds more like a
    problem with the settings on your monitor.

    Did you try setting the screen width and height correctly while the game is
    running? Some / most older monitors require setting up for each resolution

    - Tim
    Tim, Sep 23, 2004
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    Gordon Scott Guest

    wtf does a display problem have to do with a MB?
    Gordon Scott, Sep 23, 2004
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    Randy Guest

    On a different note, why would you need a DDO? Wouldn't a P4C800 and XP
    SP1 recognize an 80G drive? You must be using FAT32 vs NTFS.
    Randy, Sep 23, 2004
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    yogi Guest

    I have a P4C800 DLX with Windows XP and a 80gb D: using Fat32 and I
    did not need any additional software to set it up.

    And as for the closing screen, have you overridden the refresh rate
    safeguards, I have seen it mentioned in various groups that using the
    incorrect refresh rate can do permanent damage to the monitor.

    The nVidia drivers I have has disabled the refresh rates that it
    believes that my monitor cant handle, I can override if I want to risk
    instability or damage. And yes I did read that you are using a Radeon
    card, but I would thing that they control refresh rates as well.


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    Dreamaker Guest

    What's dynamic driver overlay (DDO) for xp ???

    New had to install that. what is it for ?
    Dreamaker, Sep 23, 2004
  8. I am using NTSF and when tried to use the HDD without DDO, it wouldn't
    detect it.

    May be there is the mistake, I will try to install it without DDO.

    Cheo Artesano, Sep 23, 2004
  9. thanks
    Cheo Artesano, Sep 23, 2004
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    Ron Reaugh Guest

    That's false. Using the Maxtor DDO was a HUGE mistake.
    Ron Reaugh, Sep 23, 2004
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    Ron Reaugh Guest

    Nope, something else was wrong. Avoid DDO.
    YES, expunge DDO from everywhere.
    Ron Reaugh, Sep 23, 2004
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