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Monitor .INF FAQ

What is a monitor driver or monitor .INF file?
A monitor driver supplies configuration information (an .INF file) used by the operating system to implement the plug and play (PnP) features of the monitor. This configuration information includes supported refresh rates, screen resolution, and color quality settings. The configuration file is also known as a monitor .INF file.

Do I need to install a monitor driver or monitor .INF file?
The following are some reasons why you might want to install a monitor driver on .INF file:

  • To resolve monitor or display problems. For example, you have a blurry display or are unable to select the native resolution of your monitor or display, or only 640x480 or 800x600 resolutions are available. Plug and play monitors usually do not need a separate monitor driver. But, if a monitor driver or .INF file is available, installing it would add support for display resolutions, refresh rates, or color quality.
  • Recommendation from your computer manufacturer or monitor manufacturer
  • Recommendation from an Intel® Customer Support agent

Where can I get a monitor driver or .INF file?
Check in these areas:

  • The installation disc that came with your monitor or display device
  • The Web site of your monitor manufacturer to see if a monitor driver or monitor .INF file is available for download
    Below is a list of Web sites for some monitor driver manufacturers:
Note This list is not comprehensive but you can assist in keeping the list updated. If your monitor manufacturer is not listed, you can send us the name of the manufacturer in the survey comment box at the left side of this page that becomes viewable after responding to the survey question.

How do I install or update the monitor driver?
First, make sure the Intel® graphics driver is installed. Then, use one of the following suggestions to install or update the monitor driver:

  • If your monitor display came with an install disc, insert the disc and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • If you do not have an install disc, check with your monitor manufacturer to see if an updated monitor driver or monitor INF file is available. See Where can I get a monitor driver or .INF file?

Related Topics:
Multiple Displays FAQ
Intel® Driver Update Utility Graphics
Glossary of terms

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® 82810 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller
Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
Intel® 82865G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-029986
Last Modified: 17-Jul-2014
Date Created: 22-Dec-2008