CHAPTER 19

Display Technologies

In this chapter, you will learn how to

•   Explain how video displays work

•   Select the proper video card

•   Install and configure video

•   Troubleshoot basic video problems

The term video encompasses a complex interaction among numerous parts of personal computing devices, all designed to put a picture on the screen. The monitor or video display shows you what’s going on with your programs and operating system. It’s the primary output device for most computing devices. The video card or display adapter handles all of the communication between the CPU and the monitor or display (see Figure 19-1). The operating system needs to know how to handle communication between the CPU and the display adapter, which ...

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