Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 135.34 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: DMM 3-0 / 10 Jan 2007
Various computer hardware components have undergone drastic changes over the years. Some of the more noteworthy innovations have been in the area of video processing cards. According to some industry experts this is possibly because of the increased demand for graphical support from newer software applications. During recent years computer motherboard manufacturers have began incorporating built-in graphics processing chips aside from the conventional interface slots for video adapter expansion cards. However, the capability of these built-in video modules are still considered by many computer users as inferior when compared to their expansion card variants. Primarily the difference lies in the video memory modules where built-in variants make use of part of the Random Access Memory modules of the host computer while the Diamond X550LP128MB has a built-in dedicated video memory chip. This allows the expansion graphics processing card to implement complicated calculations without degrading system resources.
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 Diamond X550LP128MB has a built-in 128 MB dedicated video memory module which is enough to handle common graphical task for home computing. The installation of this hardware component requires the extraction of a corresponding device driver in order to properly function within the framework of the host computer system. In terms of functionality, only the appropriate device driver will correctly activate all built-in feature sets as well as provide the computer user with the necessary access to configure the different display attributes. When correctly installed into the host computer system the device driver allows for the execution of a control panel applet that provides a software based interface to manipulate the different display property values. When this happens the computer user has the ability to affect changes on the display characteristics either on a universal or software specific environment. The Diamond X550LP128MB is the only element of the display subsystem that has a dedicated graphics processor chip. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond X550LP128MB errors before installing any driver updates.