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Article Title: Technology World's Official Guide To Customizing Windows XP
Author: Michael J. Casimir
Creation Date: April 10, 2007
Last Modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 1:38 PM
Applies To:
Windows XP Media Centre Edition
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows 7
Windows Vista

1.4G - Troubleshooting Your Graphics System

To adjust the level of hardware acceleration of your monitor drag this slider left to increase or right to decrease level of acceleration. To enable write combining place a tick in this box. Click OK to apply changes, or Cancel to disregard any changes.


Figure 1.4K - Video Card Troubleshooting Properties Window
1. To adjust the level of hardware acceleration located the slider next to the Hardware acceleration label and drag the slider left if you want to decrease the level of acceleration or right if you want to increase the level of acceleration. This is often useful when troubleshooting a video card or when games fail to run properly. Test-drive each level to find the setting compatible with your game or program.

The next step is to decide whether you want to enable or disable write combining. Write combining improves the video performance by speeding up the display of information to your screen. If you experience problems with this option clear the check box.

2. To enable write combining check this box. To disable write combining uncheck this box.
3. To finalize settings click the OK button. Windows will immediately make the appropriate changes. If Windows ask you to restart your computer save your work and click Yes or OK.

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