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Widescreen monitors - changing the resolution in Windows XP

by lilchica805 / April 7, 2006 12:30 AM PDT

Hello,

I've recently bought a 19" widescreen monitor (Acer 8ms AL1916W 1440 x 900) Monitor which I'm pleased with.

However, in trying to change the display resolution in Windows XP, I don't have the option to change the resolution to 1440 x 900. The closest I get is 1280 x 768. Is the range of values I can choose from dictated by my graphics card, or by XP?

Thanks in advance for any help..... Happy

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Did you get dirvers with LCD display????
by jcrobso / April 7, 2006 1:15 AM PDT

And did you get updated video card drivers??
If updating drivers won't do it, you may have to gat a new video card that will support WXGA. John

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Drivers with LCD display
by lilchica805 / April 7, 2006 7:52 PM PDT

No, I didn't get drivers with the LCD display but I'm now updating my graphics card driver as you (and the next post)suggested. I think my driver was a little dated and so didn't have all the options available for tweaking the resolution. I may have to get a new video card as you say if mine doesn't support this.

Thank you!!!!

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Updating graphics card driver
by lilchica805 / April 7, 2006 7:52 PM PDT

No, I didn't get drivers with the LCD display but I'm now updating my graphics card driver as you (and the next post)suggested. I think my driver was a little dated and so didn't have all the options available for tweaking the resolution. I may have to get a new video card as you say if mine doesn't support this.

Thank you!!!!

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widescreen resolution controlled by graphics card
by ramarc / April 7, 2006 1:30 AM PDT

To make widescreen resolutions available, you'll need to use your graphic card's software rather than Window's display properties.

For nVidia based graphics: use the instructions at: http://www.nvidia.com/object/custom_resolutions.html

for ATI graphics: open Catalyst Control Center; select Monitor Properties; uncheck use EDID; and choose your resolution from the drop down list.

for Intel graphics: click the Extreme Graphcis tray icon; select Graphic Options->Graphics Controller properties; select the Schemes tab; choose your resolution from the video modes list.

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