Oh yes the EDID I did some goggling on that as well a while back. You might need to look in to it. Their is a lot of information on it. And the use of a program called powerstrip. Forgot about that. Fabe http://download.cnet.com/PowerStrip/...3_4-14972.html
It's primary use is in multi monitor display but has over 500 controls over your hardware. It is for Vista so may need to be installed in compatibility mode. Compatibility Mode
You can give it a try. Don't want to leave you with this unresolved but it's really early in the morning , so I'll check back. Don't give up on 7 once we get this figured out your going to really like it.