The Nvidia control panel provides the interface necessary for your graphical user interface. If you do a web search on your specific computer system or brand of computer, you will find that a number of very good graphic card control panel offerings are available from several different companies. You will have to determine what kind of graphics card you have (ATI or NVidia), and what kind of control panel you need.
If your graphic card is an ATI type, and if you are using Windows, the control panel that is most likely to be preinstalled in your PC is the Windows XP Control Panel. If you are using Linux, the control panel is most likely preinstalled in your Linux machine. Most of today’s modern desktop computers are either an NVidia or an ATI type.
When you open your control panel, it will look something like this:
The top row represents the currencies and the bottom row represent the tasks. If you want to view some graphs, you will see a tree with two or more levels. Each level of the tree contains some applications and some tools. The left side of the tree has applications while the right side has the tools. It’s pretty easy to navigate around the control panel.
You can select which application you want to use or, in many cases, you can just uninstall any application that is not being used by you. To uninstall an application, click on it and click on the “uninstall” link that is displayed. This will permanently delete that application from your computer system. However, if you want to keep it, you will have to find it and uninstall it again. This is the same process that you would follow if you uninstall a virus or spyware.
There is no need for a lot of time when installing the Nvidia control panel if you are going to do it yourself. This will save money as well. Many people who don’t have time to spend on setting up and installing various software programs try to install the control panel by using the automate function of the interface. The problem with this is that the settings for the panels are lost, so you should always refer to the manual for setting up and maintaining the settings.
The first thing that you will want to do is update all the drivers on your system. Make sure that you don’t forget about the latest graphics drivers as these are essential for your system. The update driver option will be present on the setup drivers window. Check if the drivers are up to date and if they match the specifications of your video card. If you have an older video card, you might want to upgrade to the latest one in order to get faster and better performance from your card. Updating the drivers will improve the overall performance of your video card.
Next, the color depth option is important. This allows the panel to reproduce the colors of the screens. If you set the depth to the default value, the monitor will produce all colors. If you want to change it, you can go to the options, click on the “depth of field” tab, and then enter a number between 1 and 10. This will allow the panel to simulate more or less realistic colors.