Category: Monitor and Video Card
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 9.36 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 6/21/07
The Gateway FPD1830 is a flat panel display monitor which is used to render both textual and graphical contents to the computer user. It is capable of hosting both analog and digital signals from its VGA and DVI interface ports respectively. The display hardware component features an onboard control panel which allows the computer user to configure various settings from an onscreen display interface. One of the roles of the device driver provided by the product manufacturer is to deliver an alternative to this process via a software interface. Essentially the configuration of the display monitor from the onboard control panel will have a general effect on the behavior of the supported device. On the other hand, the use of the software interface control panel applet provides a more flexible approach which allows the currently active program to dictate the behavior of the display monitor.
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
Aside from providing an interface control for the computer user, the device driver is also responsible for delivering the supported color profiles based on the manufacturer's specifications. The color profiles allow the Gateway FPD1830 to be properly calibrated to render the correct color shade on the screen. This process is exceptionally helpful for software applications that deal with the intricacies of colors and shades like image editing products. The use of the correct color profile will also allow the correct matching of output devices like printers and computer monitors among others. This means that essentially the same shade of color displayed on the computer screen will be the same tone outputted on the printing device. The device driver for the Gateway FPD1830 is also responsible for providing the necessary details on the operation and limitations of the device. In this context the device driver is also responsible for activating built-in feature sets provided by the manufacturer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Gateway FPD1830 errors before installing any driver updates.