Installing latest video driver resets refresh rate

  Batch 10:04 AM 25 Oct 11
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I've just updated my Intel VGA drivers (to the latest of Intel site). After the install, text, icons and so on just did not seem as sharp.

Upon closer inspection I found that the install had reset the refresh rate to 75Hz (from 60Hz). Changing back to 60Hz, all was fine again.

Is it usual for a video driver update to reset the refresh rate? Seems a bit odd to me.

  mgmcc 10:34 AM 25 Oct 11

It is possible that the drivers install with default settings which, in this case, is a refresh rate of 75Hz. Provided they don't reset the refresh rate each time the PC boots and it remains on 60Hz, there shouldn't be a problem.

  Batch 16:11 PM 25 Oct 11

Thanks mgmcc, but that's exactly the point. It seems odd (to me) that a driver update should reset the settings. Usually software updates maintain the settings previously used (wouldn't life be a pain if every time one updated software everything was reset to defaults).

  Batch 16:11 PM 25 Oct 11

Thanks mgmcc, but that's exactly the point. It seems odd (to me) that a driver update should reset the settings. Usually software updates maintain the settings previously used (wouldn't life be a pain if every time one updated software everything was reset to defaults).

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