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Questions regarding my new monitor

By Thalin
Jul 22, 2005
  1. Hello,

    I have just set up my new TFT monitor, and have some questions.

    Currently I have the Omega Drivers installed for my graphic card, but I installed them with my previous monitor connected, and was wondering if I needed to uninstall them and reinstall them with my new monitor connected. Do the graphic card drivers not really have anything to do with the monitor, and should I just keep them installed as they are?

    Also, I am wondering whether I needed to update my drivers for this monitor. I have found the driver download on the official site, but in the zip file there are 2 files, called 776.icm and al17xx.inf , but I don't really know what i'm meant to do with these files.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Howdy!

    Post back if you have any trouble!
    G'Luck
     
  3. Thalin

    Thalin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    I click 'include this location in my search' and select the temp folder, but it tells me it can't find any drivers that are better than the ones already installed. Must be no new drivers for my plug and play monitor then.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    With a plug and play monitor you shouldn't need to install any additional drivers. Windows should be able to handle it. Graphics card drivers affect the graphics card output but not the function of the monitor [italic]per se[/italic]. In other words just plug in the monitor and.... play.
     
  5. nein

    nein Banned Posts: 226

    ICM is the Image Color Matching profile of your monitor, various graphic software use it to display color correctly on your monitor.

    INF is your monitor Information file, it contained various things such as resolutions and sync rates available for use.
     
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