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System Alerts are slow to draw

My PC is running pretty quickly and pretty responsively. The only one problem it seems to have is with system alerts (Message boxes, not tool-tips). Often, yet not always, they are slow to draw. The ...
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Radeon X300/X550 card running slower/faster than other box with onboard graphics?

I have two new (compared to my Win95) boxes (OK, they're both over 3 years old but whatever). One runs WinXP SP3 and the other one has WinVista SP2. The XP box has an onboard VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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What graphics card is suitable for my motherboard?

Following the title, can someone recommend a graphics card for my motherboard? This is my motherboard: http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?model=945GZ%20MICRO%20775%20SE I don't want to use the ...
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What is Write Combining, And why does turning it off make my system freeze?

I've had issues the last few days with my windows XP SP3 system freezing up- I eventually worked out it started after i messed with display settings, and turned off write combining. Freezes often ...
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Can Intel 82865G do widescreen?

I connected a Samsung SyncMaster P2270 (widescreen) to a Dell Dimension 3000 that uses the integrated Intel 82865G for graphics. The problem is that there are no widescreen resolutions to choose from. ...