My buddy in New Zealand just bought a new rig.
He emails me today and says that on wmv and mov files the "colors are inverted".. greens are reds, reds are greens... note: blacks are still blacks, and whites are still whites
I suggested he update driver, but no joy
Here's his specs if anyone has any ideas
1 x Asus P5K SE Motherboard
DDR2-800, 4 x 2GB, Transcend Memory Modules
2 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm SATA2 32MB Cache
Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT, 512MB,
ASUS 20X DVD Writer, SATA,
Creative SoundBlaster 5.1, Sound Card,
Mitsumi 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Logitech X-530 Speaker System
Thermaltake Soprano, ATX Mid Tower Case,
16 IN 1 USB CARD READER WRITER 3.5"
AOC 24" Widescreen Monitor
Windows Vista Home Premium x64
I'm not lovin that psu.. no info on it at this point... hope it's not a bargain basement
EDIT: streaming video works just fine
EDIT: This is not a "new" problem. It's been like this since he got the computer about a week ago.
More about :video colors inverted reds green greens red
Ask him to flick to a res like 1280*1024 then flick the refresh Mhz from 60 -> 70 -> 75 etc and see if there's any difference... otherwise there could be a few explanations like his card overheating etc...
Hung out with my mate one day who does onsite tech support for doctors surgery's.
He turns the pc on and the colours are all F'd up. I say, dude, its the monitor cable, its come lose just push it back in.
No no no, he says, its must be a driver or mobo blah blah. Fine, be a **** i say. He **** around for 10 minutes before i start shouting in his ear, "ITS THE **** CABLE!!!"
Tells the nice doctor it was a 'driver issue'
Such a nice system and the Aholes put that piece of junk in there!
It's only capable of 350 watts...
Seriously wondering if that's the problem (and betting it could be down the road if it isn't now)
And that PSU was the "Upgraded" one I told him to request (didn't have a make/model number for me at the time)
I'm going to do some research on his components (wattage etc) and try and write up a complaint that he can submit to the company.
Any help on wording of the complaint appreciated.
I'm liking the idea that it could be a video card issue. Considering he's checked the cable, and "streaming video" works. If it was youtube stuff, or something he's watching through his webbrowser, it's probably being generating through the CPU. Where as, using WMP his video card is probably being used.
Does he see any problems if he plays games? Skipping, tearing of images, color distortion, etc?