Thanks for reading my post after my being so excited about my new monitor.
I hate to say it but I bought mine from tha Absolute WRONG Company!
I purchased an ASUS VS229 IPS monitor and it came with no software whatsoever, no manual to give directions on the onscreen programs use and no "Color Profile" at all!
I spent days trying to adjust this monitor before I was finally able to use ASUS's Terrible website to register my purchase, start up my warranty and hopefully (Finally) be able to download the driver and color profile that should come with every monitor made. Sadly, ASUS decided to only provide a small sub-program that just sits at the top of each open window you have and all it does is provide you with a few button choices as too where you want the current window to be placed. They bundled that with the user manual just for that little sub-program and put it under the title "Driver
The actual user manual was buried in a sub-section called "Manual" but since I already had a manual I thought I didn't need to go to a different section that has a manual in every language you have ever heard of. The English version was buried half way down the list and I had to deal with a total and complete Idiot for a "Tech Support" representative.
Come to find out, ASUS didn't even write software for this monitor and it depends on the original "Microsoft" Plug and Play driver to run. They didn't even design the hardware to be recognized by Microsoft's newer "1950 X 1080" that came out when these monitors were first introduced.
After having to guess t the settings for their onscreen controls for 2 days and getting colors which showed all Reds as Bright orange I completely reset my graphics card color adjusting program and even ended up uninstalling the program and resetting Windows 7's color adjustment program in control panel to it's defaults. Nothing worked with this Damn monitor, the colors were off, the IPS technology was useless and only made the incorrect colors look even worse in HD.
I spent days trying to adjust this thing until I finally did an internet search for ASUS monitor color profiles and came up with a company that makes their own profiles and (Thankfully) allows them to be downloaded for free. I tell you, it was like someone waved a magic wand over my monitor after I loaded the profile into windows Color Management program.
Even though this profile was made for a monitor they put out two years ago it worked Great and my colors were now perfect. After buying monitors for decades that came with software I was completely stumped by this and totally screwed the pooch on setting this monitor up.
One thing is now completely clear.... I will NEVER buy another product from ASUS again, I'm actually considering contacting a Law Firm to Sue their Asses off for putting this monitor on the market without anything necessary to be able to use it.
Ok, enough of my rant for now, I've vented enough for 10 forum posts.
I'm just happy to be back to skinning now but not before spending another couple hundred bucks on a new graphics card because I was Sure mine must have gone bad.