EDID Viewer is a useful application that is in built to provide you with information about the display device currently connected to your computer. Whether you want to view its parameters or you want to assess its capabilities you can use this tool successfully.
This program can read the extended display identification data (EDID) information that is stored in the computer's registry. This data includes both general information as the manufacturer or the serial number and advanced information about the color or the frequency timings.
If you are having problems with setting a certain screen resolution this might be caused by the monitor that does not have the possibility to display it. But it can also be a driver problem that can cause your monitor to run only on very low screen resolutions such as 640x480 or 800x600.
You can use EDID Viewer to check the monitor's technical parameters before reinstalling the drivers. If you cannot read the monitor's EDID information the problem might be that the display device fails to pass the EDID information properly.
As a professional you can use the program as a diagnostic tool in order to read the EDID information and to identify the cause of a display issue. The data can be saved to a rich text file in order to compare it with other parameters. You can also load previously saved files.
EDID Viewer displays the information in a clearly structured manner and allows you to quickly jump to a certain category. It is easy to use and can be a good tool when you need to diagnose monitor problems.