DirectX Diagnostics is an application that can help check to see if there are any issues associated with your video as well as other devices. Click on the task bar where it says, "Type here to search," and then type dxdiag, and then click the dxdiag Run command. Now click the Display tab to look for any indication of video issues. Click the Exit button when finished. Also, SPECviewperf is a benchmarking application that may be downloaded for free from