If you have been wondering how to add custom resolutions and modes for the Intel graphics cards that are installed on your computer, then you are not alone. Across the world, people have been looking at ways through which they can create custom modes in order to get better performance from their PCs and in order to use certain pieces of software that require that a specific mode be available by default. So, how do you set custom resolutions and modes on your computer’s Intel graphics card?
Check If You Have the Custom Resolution and Modes Feature
Not all Intel graphics cards come with the ability to set custom resolutions and modes. Older models, in particular, have this mode missing. The first thing that you should do, therefore, is check if the graphics card that’s on your computer allows you to set custom resolutions and modes.
In order to do so, all that you need to do is press on Ctrl+Alt+F12. This will open the Intel Graphic and Media Control Panel. Select the “Advanced Mode” option and click “Okay.” If your computer comes with the ability to set custom resolutions, the option should be listed under the “Display” tab. If the button is not listed, then the option has not been enabled on your computer.
Setting a Custom Resolution
In order to set a custom resolution and mode, you need to double-click on “Custom Resolutions” under the “Display” tab. You will get a warning that tells you that what you are trying to do could lead to instability and other failures. Click on “Yes” if you really wish to proceed. This should enable you to create a custom resolution.
Scan, Review, and Update Drivers Using SafeBytes DriverAssist
In order to avoid compatibility issues between your computer’s operating system and its hardware components, including its graphics cards, it is important for you to make sure that all the drivers that are on your computer are kept up to day. Drivers have the important role of making sure that the operating system is able to communicate with all hardware components.
There are a number of ways through which computer drivers can be updated, including manually through Device Manager. However, this method is not practical considering the number of drivers that are on a single computer.
Automatically Update Using DriverAssist.
That is why we recommend that you keep all the drivers that are on your computer up to date using DriverAssist from SafeBytes. DriverAssist is a safe-to-use computer device driver management utility that comes with Driver Intelligence, which enables it to identify all the drivers on your PC that need updating. It then downloads all the needed drivers and installs the updates, thus helping keep your computer running like new.
SafeBytes is a Microsoft certified partner, and all the utilities that it makes are safe to use on your computer. With DriverAssist, you never have to worry about having graphics card problems again. Best of all, DriverAssist comes with Full Backup and Restore, which should enable you to roll back on any driver updates should anything ever go wrong.