Charlie Tame wrote:
> Actually Bruce I have an NVidia card and 2 identical flat screens, and
> one of them periodically goes into lower color settings. I first
> reinstalled the drivers, a fresh download from NVidia and that cured it
> for a while but it came back.
Since the problem only happens to one of the flat screens, you might
try switching their connections to see if the problem might be with the
misbehaving monitor. If the problem also switches, you can eliminate
the drivers and perhaps the video adapter from the equation.
Next I tried messing with the NVidia tool
> which achieved precisely nothing and then tried right click >
> Personalize etc. The settings looked right but I changed res and then
> changed it back and that fixed it. I am not sure how long I've had the
> latest driver, it may coincide with the start of this problem but
> obviously it doesn't happen all the time so it's hard to tell anyway,
> but I have found in the past that the newest driver is not always the
> best, sometimes they improve one thing but break something else.
That does happen on rare occasions, but not very often.
> I've never has a problem with drivers from MS update as long as they are
> downloaded and installed by themselves and not as part of a list of
> updates with other things going on, but get them with other updates and
> I think you are asking for trouble in some cases.
In general, I've found it best *not* to download any "Driver"
updates from Windows Update, unless they're for a hardware device
originally manufactured by Microsoft. Device drivers provided by each
component's manufacturer's web site are likely to perform better and
offer more features than will the watered-down, "generic" drivers that
those manufacturers provide to Microsoft for distribution
via Windows Update.
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