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Acer P244W 24" LCD monitor, optimal resolution is 1680x1050. I tried to adjust the resolution of my screen in Display Properties , Settings, but I found that there is not an option to select 1680x1050. All of the included drivers are installed. Windows XP Professional SP3 with an Intel Pentium 4 CPU (3GHz), 1GB RAM, Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family.

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I would go to Acers web site and see if an updated driver is available. It probably isn't for XP as we are talnig VGA at 800 X 600 in those days.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Display resolution goes from 1024x600 to 800x600 at start up.

try reinstalling the drivers for the onboard graphics and for the monitor. Might be the monitor is not supporting the default resolution.

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SOURCE: How can I change the resolution from 1280 x 800.

Graphics Unable to use the native resolution, such as 1920x1080, 1680x1050 and 1440x900 circuit388.gif Symptom(s):
On some displays, users may be unable to use the native resolution when using Intel® chipset graphics. Resolutions such as 1920x1080, 1680x1050, and 1440x900 are not available in graphics properties.

Cause:
The display's EDID is not read properly when connected to some digital flat panel displays. Display devices describe its capabilities by sending EDID (Extended Display Information Data) to the computer.

Solution:
Intel has released a graphics driver to specifically address this issue; however, there may be side effects to this solution such as longer than normal resume times from standby. This solution will only work with external displays such as DFP displays connected to the computer's VGA port. This driver is not designed to address issues with a notebook's built-in display (Local Flat Panel) or with TV’s connected to the system. This driver is provided as is. Intel has not tested, and does not guarantee, the operation of the driver for this purpose.
For the desktop and Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Families:
If you have a computer that has the Intel® 945G or 945GV Express Chipset or the Mobile Intel® 940GML, 943MGL, 945GM, or 945GMS Express Chipset, click here for drivers that resolve this issue.
For the Intel® 3 Series Express Chipset Families and the Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family:
If you have a computer that has the Intel® G31, G33, G35, Q33, Q35 Express Chipset or the Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset, click here for drivers that resolve this issue.
For the Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Families:
If you have a computer that has the Intel® G41, G43, or G45 Express Chipset or the Mobile Intel® GL40, GM45, or GS45 Express Chipset, click here for drivers that resolve this issue.
For the desktop Intel® 946 and 965 Express Chipset Families:
If you have a computer that has the Intel® 946GZ, G965, Q963, or Q965 Express Chipset, click here for drivers that resolve this issue.

Related Topics:
How to identify your Intel® graphics controller
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I cannot select a larger display mode (resolution, refresh rate, or color settings). How do I resolve this issue?
Error: "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer..."

Operating System:
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows 7*, Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*
This applies to: Intel® 3 Series Chipsets
Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 946 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

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