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idata
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Feature Request - implement EDID override

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Hello,

it would be nice if the Intel Graphics driver would support overriding EDID information like described in this document from Microsoft:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487330 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487330

Why is this needed?

In a common HTPC (multimedia PC) setup with a PC, AVR (audio video receiver) and a television, the EDID information stored in the receiver & television that is passed to the PC determines the video and audio capabilities like: supported resolutions, supported audio formats etc ..

The problem is that very often the system only "sees" the EDID information of the television, and not that of the receiver, and so you don't get support for audio formats like DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD that are supported by the receiver ...

The latest Sandy bridge CPU and corresponding chipset support all these sound standards, but they often not useable cause of these EDID problems.

Actually it really does not matter what video card / integrated graphics you use, NVidia and AMD graphics have the same problem, but their drivers

allows people to override the EDID information like is described in the above linked document from Microsoft.

Please implement this stuff, shouldn't be that hard to do, for one of you senior driver programmers it's probably just a few hours of work ...

Thank you

Christian

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DAtli1
Beginner
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Good day Bryce, what does it mean? Does it mean that EDID override won't ever be possible on 3rd generation processors?

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Great news! This completes the platform support. These drivers enable the use of 3rd party EDID applications for internal and external panels on Intel platforms.

Products: 4th Generation (Haswell) - OS: Windows* 7, Windows* 8.1

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26544/Graphics-Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-1-15-... Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows 7*/8.1* [15.36]

Products: 4th Generation (Haswell) - OS: Windows® 10

Products: 5th Generation (Broadwell) - OS: Windows* 7, Windows* 8.1, Windows® 10

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26682/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-40- Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.40]

Products: 6th Generation (Skylake) - OS: Windows* 7, Windows* 8.1, Windows® 10

Products: 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) - OS: Windows® 10

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26669/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-45- Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.45]

.:Bryce:.

I started discussion space to continue this topic. I'm locking out this thread as resolved. Thanks all for your input!

/thread/113612 Using 3rd party EDID apps to modify modes

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fdeso
Beginner
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Hi Bryce,

Have been following this topic, cause we might want to use this in our firm. However, I don't see HD5500 in the list. Is it still in test? Or just forgotten in the list?

ahsie11
Beginner
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It's been about a month since this update, I was wondering if the update to the 4th gen chip will be coming to windows 10 as well, seeing as the driver was last updated in 08/2016. I was also wondering if updating said driver would allow me to set a custom resolution and increase the framerate on my built in laptop monitor.

Thank you

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Apologies all for not updating this thread too. Just updated the original answer post.

I'm still waiting on the last driver release which will fill the gap in the middle. The driver is currently targeted release in a few weeks.

ahsie11
Beginner
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Thanks for the extremely quick response.

I look forward to the release of the drivers. I would also like to confirm that with the update of the driver, will I be able to set a custom resolution and framerate for the built in display of the laptop?

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Using a 3rd party app, yes you should be able to depending on what the panel itself can actually handle.

ahsie11
Beginner
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Thats wonderful.

Thanks again .

fdeso
Beginner
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Hi Bryce,

Can't find the Intel® HD Graphics 5500 in the lists. We use Windows 7 SP1 and will switch to Windows 10 later this year.

Thanks for your feedback in advance.

ahsie11
Beginner
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From the original response Bryce gave, both 4000 and 5000 series will get the windows 10 version of the driver in the upcoming weeks. I myself am waiting of the drivers. Hopefully it doesn't take too long.

fdeso
Beginner
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Hi Ahsieh,

Yeah I've read so, but was hoping to get the Windows 7 SP1 driver for it as well.

Thanks though for pointing it out.

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Those that are using 15.45 for 6th & 7th Gen [Skylake & Kaby Lake], I apologize, I made a mistake and announced too soon. The code changes didn't make it into the 4590 though they are targeted for the next official release.

The changes should be in the Beta driver that was just released so I changed the link in the Correct Answer post to the Beta for now, please give that a try and post back if it's working or not working for you to confirm. Again, I apologize for the thrash and am hoping the Beta can work as an interim solution until our next official 15.45 release. I'm also exerting heavy pressure to speed along the 4th & 5th Gen release [15.40]; it looks like we're still at least 2-3 weeks out for that one.

ZM3
Beginner
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With Intel test driver "win64_154032.4568" I have success in applying 4K @ 50 Hz by defining a custom resolution with CVT-RB timing standard in http://www.amazon.ca/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=intel%20hd%20graphics Intel HD graphics control panel with following devices;

Surface Pro 2, 4200U, 4400 HD graphics

 

LG 43UH6100 4K, HDMI 2.0

 

Plugable miniDP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 active adapter

 

Amazon Basics high speed cable.

Not able to go beyond 50Hz though. Same 'maximum bandwidth reached' message. Hope Intel promised 4th/5th gen driver 15.40 will take this limit away as well? Keeping fingers crossed.

Even with this jump, the difference between 30 Hz and 50 Hz is huge in terms of look and response.

rsinc1
Beginner
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Hi Bryce,

I have a DN2820FYKH hooked up to a TV that will do 23p refresh rate at 1920x1080 but not 1280x720. The driver will report to applications that it can handle 23p on 1280x720 but it's just showing a 1280x720 "postage stamp" in the middle of actual 1920x1080 output... aka "Center Image". My TV manual states support for 59p and 60p only at 1280x720 and sure enough the Intel display driver shows the desired "Maintain Display Scaling" for 1280x720 at 59p and 60p refresh.

Is this common behavior for all Intel display drivers? If the TV won't support a specific combination of resolution and refresh rate, shouldn't there be a way for the user to tell the display driver to also not support this combination? "Center Image" is awful - i'd rather the driver just not support this combination. I was hoping that we might see EDID override for 3rd gen/15.33 as this could give the workaround of supporting these refresh rates in the TV so display driver would offer "Maintain Display Scaling". If EDID override won't be coming to 3rd gen/15.33, will Intel ever update these drivers to allow the user to prevent resolution/refresh rate combinations where "Maintain Display Scaling" is not possible?

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Hello all,

The official Production Version containing this for 6th & 7th Gen is now available. I updated the 'Answer' with the link as well.

Products: 6th Generation (Skylake) - OS: Windows* 7, Windows* 8.1, Windows® 10

Products: 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) - OS: Windows® 10

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26669/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-45- Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.45]

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bryce,

Thanks so much for this. However I am struggling to achieve the equivalent of the override procedure described here: https://sites.google.com/site/ebobster/stuff/displayportblanking DisplayPort Blanking / Screen Autodetect Problems - ebobster

How can we force the EDID to always be loaded from file to prevent Displayport hotplug issue, as is possible with nVidia? I was able to extract a EDID using moninfo, but am not sure what to do next.

Thanks!

idata
Community Manager
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It seems this is now possible in the linux driver, but still not working in Windows. I've tried two possible ways of doing this and neither one seems to work. One is to specify a custom resolution in the intel graphics control panel, and the other is to create an edid override in the windows registry. Neither one is working for me. The control panel always gives a message about "bandwith exceeded" when this is clearly not the case, and the intel driver seems to ignore the edid_override in the registry. In linux I just specify the modeline I want to xorg.conf or xrandr and this same hardware does exactly what I want. There's no way to do it in windows as far as I can tell.

Thanks

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Hello all,

The official Production Version containing this for 4th & 5th Gen is now available. I updated the 'Answer' with the link as well.

Products: 4th Generation (Haswell) - OS: Windows® 10

Products: 5th Generation (Broadwell) - OS: Windows* 7, Windows* 8.1, Windows® 10

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26682/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-15-40- Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.40]

Bryce__Intel
Employee
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Hi averix & mariakatosvich

This change allows the use of 3rd party EDID apps to manipulate the EDID profiles found in our Control Panel. You must use the 3rd party app to make the changes and you must consult the usage guidance and limitations of the 3rd party app for its proper use.

LMach2
Beginner
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Should I abandon my hopes for edid unlocked drivers for sandy and ivy bridge?