Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Manufacturer: Compaq Computer Corporation now owned by Hewlett-Packard Company
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 970.00 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.03.10 / 02 Jun 1999
The COMPAQ SVGA is a colored display monitor that is supported by the multiscan or multisync technology. This hardware component is supported by a display driver which contains information associated with the COMPAQ SVGA device. This information file normally is read by the device driver of the graphics card installed in the host computer system in order to identify the capabilities of the attached display monitor. The information provided by the display driver will help the graphics card to send the instruction sets in the correct format to be accurately interpreted by the device and display to the computer user. Essentially when speaking of display functionalities for computer systems, both the display monitor and the graphics card must be considered. The graphics card does the processing of the information and the monitor is responsible for displaying the processed data.
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
For newer operating system environments, generic display monitor drivers are commonly used which allows the device to become functional but not optimal. The use of display drivers for the COMPAQ SVGA and similar hardware components are more highlighted with older operating system platforms that do not support Plug and Play technology. The device driver allows newer graphics cards to support older display monitor models and vice versa. The correct display driver also allows the computer user to correctly configure the hardware and minimize flicker. This results in a less stressful environment for the eyes which may suffer when continuously working behind a computer. The COMPAQ SVGA usually has a default refresh rate of 60 Hz when used under the Microsoft Windows Operating System platform. This can be increased to around 75 Hz if the correct device driver is loaded. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and COMPAQ SVGA errors before installing any driver updates.