Category: Monitor and Video card
Manufacturer: LG Electronics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.3 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.1 / 01 Jul 2002
The 500M is a Cathode Ray Tube based display monitor manufactured by LG Electronics for use with majority of computer systems. It makes use of a standard d-sub 15 pin connector which is plugged into the video output port of the graphics card. This hardware is supported by the Plug and Play functionality of the operating system. This means that once it is plugged into the system it can be readily used by the computer user. However, this system implements a generic device rather which translates to limited functionality of the hardware. By using the manufacturer supplied device driver the computer user and various software applications gain access to the extended feature sets built into the display monitor. There is a possibility that using the generic driver supplied by the operating system the 500M can experience display problems due to lack of appropriate information that is associated with the hardware.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
An added advantage in using the manufacturer supplied device driver is that it can be correctly updated. This is because the device driver will register the display hardware based on its make, model, and manufacturer. When the driver update routine of the operating system is executed it can accurately evaluate if the updated driver is an exact match for the hardware. The 500M benefits from the usage of the correct device driver by allowing the definition of the correct color profiles. In terms of computer monitor displays this refers to the ICC profile that represents the color input or output characters relative to the supported device. This is especially important when dealing with calibration of devices. By implementing color profiles, the computer user can accurately calibrate the display monitor in relation with the printer output. This method maintains quality and consistency among output devices. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 500M errors before installing any driver updates.