looking for driver

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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  2. IBraineater

    IBraineater Guest

    Is there any company name or number on the outside part of the monitor cause all that screenshot is telling us is the type of video card you have. :cool:
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    If the monitor is unbranded try using Aida32 from Here then have a look at my attachment to see what you need to click on so it will show you what monitor you have.
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Is there a reason you need the drivers for the monitor. Most monitors install as Pluf and Play monitors like you have. Are there really and advantages to having drivers for a m onitor?
     
  5. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    it's a very old Gateway 2000
     
  6. LeeJend

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    Yes, there are advantages. The correct drivers can provide color compensation and other custom features that are valuable if you do graphics work and need true color representation.

    Gateway doesn't make anything. It just rebrands Taiwanese stuff and charges you extra.

    Use the utility mentioned above, though if it's really old the monitor may not have an ID in it.

    Option 2 is to check the labels on the back. Sometimes it will mention a manufacturer and model. If not the last resort is to open the case (with the monitor unplugged) and look for manufacturer and model in there. Not recommended unless you know what you are doing.

    A long shot is email Gateway and see if they can provide the model info or the drivers. They should have drivers at least.
     
  7. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    If you can find an FCID number, you can go to driverguide.com and do a search for the number.

    Alternately, enter the mfr and mod. no. at driverguide.com and do a search. It's a great site and contains some obscure drivers. Gateway should be relatively easy to find though.