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By dwtk9 ·
I recently formatted my computer. When I have a Cd that contains a lot of video drivers but I'm not sure which is the right one for the monitor .

How do I determine the right video driver and which screen area size to use.

I can't be trying all the video drivers.

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by Todd O. In reply to Determining video driver

First, unless you are using an onboard controller, you can remove the video card and look at it. It will probably have the manufacturer's name and some letters and numbers that turn out to be the model number stenciled on it.

Second, when your computer first starts up, some information probably flashes on the top of the screen identifying the Video BIOS, including the manufacturer's name and model number.

If you look at the invoice for the computer of the documentation that came with it,you will probably find something in there to help you identify the video card.

Similarly, you can look at the back of the monitor and find the model and serial number. If Windows has a matching monitor in its database, you can pick that one. Otherwise, you can look up its specs on the manufacturer's website.

For a list of monitor manufacturers with links to their websites, look here:

http://winfiles.cnet.com/drivers/monitors.html

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by resmith In reply to Determining video driver

I would recommend opening your case and verifying the video card.

For instance: Micron's usually use diamond. Once you know the video card go to the manufacturers website. In this case would be www.diamondmm.com and look for the version you have.

Also: During bootup, you may see the video card information flash on the screen for a split second before the bios takes over. You may also have to hit escape to keep from seeing the windows screen.

Once you know the correct video card download the latest drivers and follow the install instructions.

Hope this helps.

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by McKayTech In reply to Determining video driver

As the other answers implied, there are actually two drivers involved. One is for your video card and the other is for your monitor.

The other answers did a good job of telling you how to find the drivers, but adjusting the screen area size is amatter of personal preference. On the display properties page in Control Panel, you can try different combinations supported by your video card and monitor (e.g 640x480 at 256 colors, 1024x768 with 24bit color, etc.). When you try each one, it will try it for 15 seconds and then go back to how it was if it doesn't work so you can just try different combinations of colors and resolutions.

regards!

paul

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by faz In reply to Determining video driver

First you must know which drive your monitor demands, above all when you work whit Windows NT.
I advice you to determinate the correct drive consulting the site of producer in that way you are sure which kind of drive you will have to select when you will made a setup and maybe you can find a new release of the driver.
After you will setup the driver you can determinate the rigth resolution consulting the list of configuration that Windows NT advice you, you can find this information going onDisplay Properties, List All Model button and selection the configuration, after u will made a test, if the screen going to be unstable you has to reduce frequence of refreshing.
Good Luck !!!

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by jg_123 In reply to Determining video driver

This is not hard to do. Get to your CONTROL PANEL, double click on SYSTEM, click or Tab to DEVICE MANEGER, double click on DISPLAY ADAPTER, and you should have an option the drop's down double click on it and you should see GENERAL / DRIVERS / RESOURSCE,
Under GENERAL= you will find information about you video card.
Under DRIVERS= you will fine information about the drivers you are currentley using by clicking on DRIVER FILE DETAILS and the drivers version as well, you can upload the latesdrivers by clicking on UPDATE DRIVERS.

As far as you MONITOR you can have 800x600 high color (16bit), and the drivers should be on that disk.

P.S. YOU REALY WANT TO GET THE LATEST DIRVERS FOR ANY HARDWARE PARTICAL ON YOU COMPUTER, CHECK THEMANUFATURY WEB SITE FOR THESE.

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