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    Determining video driver

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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.

    Thanks

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    • #3778959

      Determining video driver

      by todd o. ·

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      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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        Determining video driver

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    • #3778958

      Determining video driver

      by resmith ·

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      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 http://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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    • #3778952

      Determining video driver

      by mckaytech ·

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      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 640×480 at 256 colors, 1024×768 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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    • #3778821

      Determining video driver

      by faz ·

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      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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    • #3778559

      Determining video driver

      by jg_123 ·

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      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 800×600 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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    • #3777127

      Determining video driver

      by askewna ·

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      Ok, which one do you need Video or Monitor drive support? If you are running Win98 and your monitor is PNP, the OS will ask for driver support if needed. If it is for your videl card adapter, then you need to verify the chipset on the card itself, goto windrivers.com run a searh on the alpha/numeric digits on card. If Os is Win95, its going to take a little time and patients. Oh, by the way, where did you get this CD/floppy with all these drivers? If it did come with the card originally, I recommend not using it (or you need to scan it for viruses).

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    • #3766458

      Determining video driver

      by foxmulder_65 ·

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      During the boot up of your computer, you can see the make and type of your video card right before it goes into the memory check screen. It also tells you your video bios version. If you are not using an onboard video card then I suggest taking yourcard out and looking at the make of it or you can try the manual.

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