The graphics card screen brightness

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Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to play
games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i recently
found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and then
onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change the
contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately closed
the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was turning it
up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then i
would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems. If you
didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but the
screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Your original problem is a common one.
    Changing the settings for the Graphics card is a solution for "normal"
    programs, but may not be appropriate for a game.
    Many of the games have a setup screen that allows settings to be optimized
    for the game.
    Some graphics cards have utilities that allow you make specific settings for
    each program or game.

    It would be a very good idea to read any manuals and help files that pertain
    to your graphics card.
    Since you did not identify which graphics card and display is involved,
    specific help is a little hard to give.

    It sounds like you right clicked on the display in the background area, then
    on the properties selection in the pop up menu.
    Then you clocked on a settings tab in the properties window. this produced a
    display related window with a button labelled Advanced. This causes a Plug
    & Play and graphics card window to open. The tabs allow different areas to
    open that relate to the display. From this point, the choices vary for
    different video cards.
    When I get to the right place, my card has a series of choices that allow
    you to select a program, and the video settings to be used for a specified
    program or global, and a specifc display model.

    "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8A367A71-8390-405C-89C7-0A19E44AF344@microsoft.com...
    > Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to play
    > games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i recently
    > found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and then
    > onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
    > advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change the
    > contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately
    closed
    > the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was turning
    it
    > up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
    > itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then i
    > would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems. If
    you
    > didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but
    the
    > screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Hi again my graphics card is a bad one as it is only 64mb and it is a, '
    NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400 and you said 'When I get to the right place, my
    card has a series of choices that allow', even though your card may be
    different i would like to know how.

    "Chuck" wrote:

    > Your original problem is a common one.
    > Changing the settings for the Graphics card is a solution for "normal"
    > programs, but may not be appropriate for a game.
    > Many of the games have a setup screen that allows settings to be optimized
    > for the game.
    > Some graphics cards have utilities that allow you make specific settings for
    > each program or game.
    >
    > It would be a very good idea to read any manuals and help files that pertain
    > to your graphics card.
    > Since you did not identify which graphics card and display is involved,
    > specific help is a little hard to give.
    >
    > It sounds like you right clicked on the display in the background area, then
    > on the properties selection in the pop up menu.
    > Then you clocked on a settings tab in the properties window. this produced a
    > display related window with a button labelled Advanced. This causes a Plug
    > & Play and graphics card window to open. The tabs allow different areas to
    > open that relate to the display. From this point, the choices vary for
    > different video cards.
    > When I get to the right place, my card has a series of choices that allow
    > you to select a program, and the video settings to be used for a specified
    > program or global, and a specifc display model.
    >
    > "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8A367A71-8390-405C-89C7-0A19E44AF344@microsoft.com...
    > > Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to play
    > > games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i recently
    > > found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and then
    > > onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
    > > advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change the
    > > contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately
    > closed
    > > the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was turning
    > it
    > > up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
    > > itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then i
    > > would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems. If
    > you
    > > didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but
    > the
    > > screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Are there no buttons or settings on the monitor to increase the brightness?
    How old is the monitor.... they go dimmer with age.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging


    "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8A367A71-8390-405C-89C7-0A19E44AF344@microsoft.com...
    > Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to play
    > games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i recently
    > found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and then
    > onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
    > advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change the
    > contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately
    > closed
    > the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was turning
    > it
    > up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
    > itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then i
    > would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems. If
    > you
    > didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but
    > the
    > screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    The screen brightness is turned all the way up and i have had the computer
    about 4/5 years now, (it is xp) but the screen has always been like this. I
    am now annoyed because i changed the brightness last night and had to turn
    the compuer off to reset it but i cant find it again...

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Are there no buttons or settings on the monitor to increase the brightness?
    > How old is the monitor.... they go dimmer with age.
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP)
    > Printing & Imaging
    >
    >
    >
    > "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8A367A71-8390-405C-89C7-0A19E44AF344@microsoft.com...
    > > Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to play
    > > games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i recently
    > > found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and then
    > > onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
    > > advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change the
    > > contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately
    > > closed
    > > the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was turning
    > > it
    > > up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
    > > itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then i
    > > would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems. If
    > > you
    > > didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but
    > > the
    > > screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Then it's probably time to get a new monitor. I have had monitors last two
    years.... and then again, I have one that's just passed it's 11th
    birthday..... but it's dimmer every day! Really must get around to
    replacing it soon but it's on the Server PC so it's not like it's 100%
    essential.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging


    "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E58DE43D-564F-41FA-B936-10D4E2EEB525@microsoft.com...
    > The screen brightness is turned all the way up and i have had the computer
    > about 4/5 years now, (it is xp) but the screen has always been like this.
    > I
    > am now annoyed because i changed the brightness last night and had to turn
    > the compuer off to reset it but i cant find it again...
    >
    > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> Are there no buttons or settings on the monitor to increase the
    >> brightness?
    >> How old is the monitor.... they go dimmer with age.
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP)
    >> Printing & Imaging
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "jaimeb" <jaimeb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8A367A71-8390-405C-89C7-0A19E44AF344@microsoft.com...
    >> > Since i got this computer the screen has never been bright enough to
    >> > play
    >> > games on it, and see what you are doing on the game. However i
    >> > recently
    >> > found how to brighten the screen by right clicking on the desktop and
    >> > then
    >> > onto properties then some how (it may have been on settings, then
    >> > advanced...) i got onto the graphics card program and i could change
    >> > the
    >> > contras the brightness and everything. I altared it but unfortunately
    >> > closed
    >> > the graphics card program and the screen was nearly white as i was
    >> > turning
    >> > it
    >> > up all the way. Fortunately i started the computer again and it reset
    >> > itself. But if anyone can help me find the graphics card program then
    >> > i
    >> > would be very greatful as this will solve all of my gaming problems.
    >> > If
    >> > you
    >> > didnt quite get that then baisicly I need the brightness turning up but
    >> > the
    >> > screen brightness is all the way up and t is still dark.
    >>
    >>
    >>
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