Its not a very good driver but it works across a wide

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video driver.It's not a very good driver, but it works across a wide range of different hardware devices. And if that happens, instead of seeing the actual adapter type listed here, what you'll see is something to the effect of Microsoft basic display adapter listed. So just be aware that if you see that output here under adapter type, it means you need to go out and find the right video driver for the hardware in your system. Down here under adapter information, we can view additional information about the adapter itself, such as the chipset. We can view the BIOS version information. Down here, we can also see how much video memory is installed on the device, and this is really interesting. Notice that we have three gigs of video memory available,but only two gigs of that is actually installed on the video board itself. Another gig is being shared with the system. Essentially, what this video adapter is doing is borrowing, if you will, about a gig of system RAM to use for video memory. Optimize Monitor Settings 2:42-6:41 Next, we have the monitor tab. Now the value displayed under monitor type works in much the same way as the value displayed under adapter type. It's based upon the driver that's been loaded for the monitor itself. In this case, the correct driver has been loaded for the particular monitor that I have connected to the system. Sometimes, again, if Windows doesn't recognize the monitor, it'll load just a generic driver, in which case you'll see a generic type of monitor listed here under monitor type. And just as with the adapter, I can come over here and hit properties, and the device manager interfacefor the monitor is displayed. And I can come over here and manage the driver, just like I did with the display adapter. Down here, under monitor settings, we can manage the screen refresh rate. Now back in the old days, when we were using CRT monitors that were multisync, meaning they supported multiple synchronization rates, you would come down here and pick the fastest screen refresh rate that the monitor could handle, because it reduced flicker and it reduced eyestrain. Now with LCD monitors, this is no longer the case. For an LCD monitor, you need to set the screen refreshrate to the recommended value for the specific monitor. So you need to check your monitor documentation and find out what refresh rate you should use, and that is what you
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should specify.Usually, Windows is able to probe the monitor and automatically determine the correct screen refresh rate, but not always. So if you're having problems and you're concerned, check your monitor doc and set the screen refresh rate accordingly. Notice down here there's an option called hide modes that this monitor can't display, and it's usually checked by default.
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