How do I capture the EDID of my display?

Answer ID 2867
Published 12/09/2010 05:56 PM
Updated 01/20/2014 03:12 PM
How do I capture the EDID of my display?

On Quadro or NVS Boards

Quadro and NVS boards have an EDID management system integrated into the driver, accessible through the system topology viewer. To capture the EDID, open the NVIDIA Control Panel and select View System Topology.

To export the EDID, find the display, then click the EDID link under it.

EDID System Topology Page

In the EDID management dialog, select Export EDID, and save the EDID. EDIDs are saved as text files.

EDID Export

A complete guide to managing EDIDs on Quadro and NVS boards is available here: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3301

On GeForce Boards
EDID
capture utilities can be invaluable tools in troubleshooting display issues with particular monitors and HDTVs. There are several third-party utilities available which are able to read the EDID of your display and allow you to export the data to a file. One of our favorite utilities is Entech's Monitor Asset Manager, due to its ability to capture 256-byte EDIDs (useful for displays which can act as both a PC monitor and an HDTV) and capture real-time connected display information. You may download this utility from the URL below:

http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm

Once you have downloaded Monitor Asset Manager, proceed to install the software. Then open Monitor Asset Manager. On the top left-hand box, look for the display model(s) that are labeled "[Registry-Active]". These are the currently active displays. Select the display for which you wish to read the EDID data. On the right window, you will see the EDID information for your display. If you are asked to provide your display's EDID, copy the text on the right side and paste this into the format you intend to provide this information.

Please note: If you have Microsoft's UAC enabled (Windows Vista or later), you will need to be logged in with Administrator rights to export your monitor's EDID.

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