Dell 1708FP monitor problem


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Dell 1708FP monitor problem


    I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and something strange is happening with my monitor. It is a Dell 1708FP connected to a standard display adapter. The upgrade process configured them as a basic display adapter and generic non-PNP monitor.

    Everything works great after I boot. But when the power options turn off the monitor, it comes back looking all faint and washed out. This does not happen when I turn the monitor off with the power button.

    I changed the power setting to never turn the monitor off, which I hope will work for now (haven't given it much time yet). Anyone else seen a situation like this>

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #2

    Haven't seen that, personally.

    You'd probably do better if you had specific drivers. Your system uses an old nVidia nForce 630 chipset, and may use its integrated graphics or a discrete card.

    The most recent drivers nVidia offers for the 630/7100 are for Windows 7. These are the 64 bit version:

    Drivers | GeForce

    32 bit:

    Drivers | GeForce

    You may have to use compatibility mode to install them. In principle, they ought to work: Win 10 can supposedly use drivers as old as WDDM 1.0 (Vista).

    Best of luck.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, bobkn. That fixed the problem.
      My Computer


 

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