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Old 2007-04-13, 22:13   #2
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I've noticed video cards can steal a lot of CPU cycles. That could explain why you have to run a graphics intensive program in order to get the video card into the right "mode". You might try updating the video card driver, or if it is a Windows machine, try starting Windows in safe mode.
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