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Unable to set right dpi for my monitor - Acer 193W

I just got a new computer which runs on the newest version of Windows XP. I also bought a Acer X193W LCD monitor because it came highly recommanded. The problem I am having is that I was told to get best results my dpi should be set to 1440x900, but my computer does not have that resolution, so all words on the monitor are stretched. Are the two not compatable or is there a solution to my problem? I am at work so I am not writing from the computer with the issue.

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rjwharris
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SOURCE: words are stretched - computer runs on Windows XP

The resolution issue you are describing sounds like a video card driver issue. You must determine what video card or chipset you have and apply the appropriate driver. The Acer x193w monitor is plug and play, it will display whatever the OS sends to it provided it is within its display range and 1440x900 is definitely within that range.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

kitsuneki
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SOURCE: Acer's x193w killing my eyes..please help

First off, LCD monitors have what is called a 'native resolution' and that is why it is recommended to be at 1440 x 900. That is the resolution they work best at. My first suggestion is to try to move the monitor closer to you. If that is not possible, try right-clicking on your desktop, click on the Properties tab (That is where you change the resolution. I am doing this for a Windows XP machine - if you are running Vista please let me know and I will try to walk you through it there). Click on the "Advanced" button and in the "General" tab, there should be a "DPI Setting" drop down box. There is usually 96 DPI and 120 DPI. Try 120 DPI and see if that helps.

Second, try using your monitor's menu settings to help the color settings. On your monitor there is a "Menu" button of some sort. Press that and select "Acer eColor Management" and try "Text Mode" to see if that is easier on your eyes. You can also manually adjust the screen and lower the strength of the red color by picking "User" instead of "Acer eColor Management" and selecting the icon that looks like a pyramid of 3 dots. Try adjusting the Red slider and see if that helps.


Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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