Category: Monitor and video card
Manufacturer: Compal Electronics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 12.0 KB
Operating System: Win 95A, Win 95B, Win 98, Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2K, Win XP, Win Server 2K5
Latest Version / Release Date: N/A / 06 Dec 2003

Windows device driver information for COMPAL M557

The COMPAL M557 is a display monitor driver manufactured by Compal Electronics. This monitor device’s driver made available for consumers on December 4, 2003. The driver is compatible with the following operating systems: Win 95A, Win 95B, Win 98, Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2K, Win XP, and Win Server 2K3. The file for the driver is 12KB in size. The COMPAL M557 display monitor and its driver are provided by Compal Electronics. This company is a Taiwanese manufacturing company that designs and produces various kinds of notebook computers and monitors. They also provide these products to other companies, such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba. Compal monitors and other monitors require an updated driver in order to function well. A monitor driver allows the monitor to display images generated by a computer or another device. Without the proper driver, a user may not be able to use the monitor to its fullest capacity.

Outdated Drivers?

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

The COMPAL M557 belongs to the category monitor and video card. A monitor is sometimes referred to as a visual display unit. This device allows users to see images generated by devices such as a computer. However, a monitor driver is necessary in order for the device to function. Monitors today are usually made using a thin film liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD). LCD technology enables manufacturers to produce slimmer and flatter monitors that can save a lot of space. Older monitors use cathode ray tube (CRT) technology and are much heavier and bulkier than modern LCD computer displays. The performance of monitors can be measured in luminance, viewable image size, aspect ratios and other parameters. One of the distinguishing factors of monitors is the display resolution. A higher resolution means better image quality. Although LCD resolution is lower than CRTs, manufacturers are improving this feature to provide better monitors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and COMPAL M557 errors before installing any driver updates.