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Acer x213W - setting the resolution

I just set up a a new Acer monitor (x213w). The product specs indicate that the resolution is 1680x1050; however my display settings do not give this as an option. As a result, photos, etc seem to be stretched. Is there a way to set a customized resolution setting?
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  • lprospero May 11, 2008

    Thanks MYOB; but I don't know where to go to check the graphics card resolution.

  • lprospero May 11, 2008

    Thanks. I was in the right place then. It does not include the optimal resolution for my monitor and does not appear to allow me to customize it. Oh well.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    J'ai le même problème mes photos sont écrasées....Y a t'il une solution pour remédier à ça?...Merci....

  • mrhughes54 Mar 21, 2009

    I get the same result. I just got an Acer X213W monitor and I was able to set my laptop to let use the Acer as the primary when it is plugged in. However, it does not show the entire screen at the bottom or the right side. I've been trying to figure out how to shrink the screen on the monitor a bit to reduce the size but no luck. Any good ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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Sorry about the delay. I also just purchased an Acer x213w and had some trouble setting up my computer in order to achieve the optimum resolution of 1680x1050.

I'm using an HP Pavilion m7170n, so it's a bit old and thus could not support this widescreen resolution. However, my computer comes with an ATI Radeon graphics card and, upon contacting HP Support, was allowed to download ATI's "Catalyst Control Centre". After installation, these drivers added the option of selecting a screen resolution of 1680x1050 from Desktop properties.

So this is my solution to you: simply google your graphics card along with 1680x1050 driver and hopefully you'll be able to download a driver update which does the same for you as it did for me.

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Make sure that your graphic card resolution setting and your monitor setting match.

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    Georgia B May 11, 2008

    Right click on your desktop and choose properties then go to advanced.

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