Graphics
Graphics Drivers
How to Verify Resolution, Colors, and Refresh Rate

Determine which version of the Intel® Graphics Control Panel you are currently using, and follow the corresponding set of instructions to determine which resolution, colors and refresh rate settings are currently configured:

Note If you have more than one display connected, you will have to configure each of them separately
Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
  2. Select Display
  3. Note the Resolution and Refresh Rate
  4. Now select the Color tab
  5. Note the Color Depth


Figure 1A: Display settings as seen in the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel


Figure 1B: Color settings as seen in the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel


Intel® Graphics And Media Control Panel

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® GMA Driver Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the Display > General Settings tab
  3. Note the Color Depth, Resolution and Refresh Rate


Figure 2: The Display Settings as seen in the Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® GMA Driver control panel
  2. Navigate to the Display Settings tab
  3. Note the Color Quality, Screen Resolution and Refresh Rate

Figure 3: The Display Settings as seen in the Intel® GMA Driver Contol Panel

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
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
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® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (Intel® GMA 500)
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® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-009488
Last Modified: 05-Oct-2014
Date Created: 16-Feb-2004
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