Trying to make sense of the term "default settings" for a graphics card.
Posted on 2007-10-17
I want to clarify the meaning of default settings for a particular graphics card, the Diamond V9600XT 256 Radeon 9600-XT card
Awhile back I installed a program called Powerstrip and really have not explored its capabilities (thats the subject for a different question) but, as I understand it, it allows a very detailed capability to modify a large number of graphic card settings but, as far as I know, I did not change any of its settings through that program.
Since I installed Powerstrip, however, one message that recurs has notified me that my defaults have changed and do I want to allow this or do I want to change my Diamond V9600XT 256 Radeon 9600-XT card to its default settings
I have set my display to 1024 by 768, High color (16 bit), 60 Herz by right clicking on the Desktop to access the Settings tab and Advanced button of the Display Properties box because it helps the screen to screen responsiveness when I am trying to use Remote Assistance with another computer.
Please specifically answer the following questions:
Would the fact that I made screen resolution changes in that way meet the definition of a "change in default settings?"
What is the correct way to reset the hardware to its defaults?
How can I determine what the adapter default settings are supposed to be for a particular graphics card?
How can I determine at a particular point in time what the current adapter settings actually are?