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occaisionally..but particualrily on some web sites like the houston post, the graphics(text and jepgs, gifs) will wash out or look like they are partially erased .   this only happens on some web sites but appeard to be happening with greater frequency. in the case of the houston post , their front page is fine but when i click thru to an article about 3/4 of the page is illegible.

i have  win98 with amd duron 700 and am using an external DSL to connect with my ISP
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by:magarity
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Can you please give a link to a sample article that you can't see properly?  I suspect that the Houston Post is simply using a graphics format your browser is unable to properly render.  Speaking of which, you'll need to tell what browser you use as the version.  You can find this information with selecting 'Help' then 'About' on the top bar of the browser window.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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You may also need to update your video drivers...we had a problem here at work where IE webpages wouldn't render correctly, and a video driver update (S3 Trio 64V+) fixed it...

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by:tkbel
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i am using IE ver. 5.00.2314.1003

strange though...hosuton post (www.chron.com)home page is always completley rendered. lately when i ckick on any article the page page is incomplete ..but today it is in goood condition.  kind of like the car you take to the mechnic.  i would have thought there were problems with hosuton post website except that some other random websites were not rendering fully.

again these problems has been getting more frequent in last few weeeks.
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by:tkbel
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no wait..two minutes later and i am having the same problem with houston post website. so one minute fine ...next minute not.  what's up?
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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You need to update your video drivers...it doesn't make any sense that it would be OK one minute and messed up the next, but its the case.  What model of video card are you using, or what kind of computer is it (make/model)?

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i downloaded new drivers (stealth diamond 540) without effect.

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Diamond hasn't been very reliable for updating their drivers...try this link from S3:

https://ranger.s3graphics.com/370drv/100136w9xrownoulogo.zip

If prompted to login, the username and password are both "archive" (without quotes "").  Those drivers are only 3 days old!

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by:magarity
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Hmm, well, I looked at chron.com and all the images are standard format.

If you could just supply the browser you use and its version...  is it Internet Explorer?  AOL?  What?
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i downlaoded fiel but don't knw what to do with it. i get two icons..neither are self extractinbg.
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The file is ZIP compressed, you need Winzip (www.winzip.com) to open the file.  Extract the files to C:\S3drv (Winzip has a "Wizard" that will walk you through it).  Then install the newer drivers from the Display Control Panel.  See if this doesn't help the problem.

Good luck!

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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You said you're using an external DSL provider, but this kind of sounds like a problem I've seen through AOL; there is a setting to speed up image downloads by stripping them down to lower color settings.  YOu aren't using the DSL to access the web through AOL are you? (the "bring your own connection" plan)
Other than that, updated video drivers or reinstalling/upgrading IE seems likely...

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tkbel You have loged in recently this month.  Please Come Back and CLOSE this question!

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Last user comment made was ansered by dogztar, I will accept the comment and close.

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