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HD 2900XT cannot run low display modes

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Hey guys:

for some reason, the HD 2900XT i have cannot run games with display mode at:
640X480 8bit(256 colors)

Has anyone successfully got older games like Starcraft to work with the HD 2900XT? I've tried many things like compatibility mode, disable visual themes, and all, but still no go.

Can the HD2900XT even run 256 colors?, cause mine can't seem to. I can run it at 640X480 res with CCC, but not 256colors/8bit.
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DOesn't it change automatically(when the game loads). Or will it not go into that mode if you manually set it?
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The lowest it will do is 16bit. If you look under display properties/settings/advanced/adpater click list all modes and you can see it doesn't go low enough. Its funny to me that something so robust such as the 2900xt can't play a low res game.
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
DOesn't it change automatically(when the game loads). Or will it not go into that mode if you manually set it?
no, it won't even run. It will tell u that u cannot display the 640X480 8bit mode.

I might have to refund this card and get an 8800GTS 640mb instead
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Does the GTS do 8bit?
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huge for nvidia
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from what i've heard, people owning the 8800 cards can play Starcraft with no issues. My pal owns one and he can play SC.
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
Does the GTS do 8bit?
I BELIEVE so.

Nvidia is better then ATI with backward compatability
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i play starcraft just fine so yes
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and I play diablo just fine so another yes. I saw a newegg review with this same ati problem. I thought for a moment *shrug* just another stupid newegg review. I can't believe this is actually a problem with those cards!
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