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No 1440x900 screen resolution for Acer X192W monitor

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    windows 8

    No 1440x900 screen resolution for Acer X192W monitor


    hello, I have a system based on windows 8 64bit and radeon x1200 with correct drivers installed.
    My display is an lcd acer x192w 1440x900, I found the drivers here:

    Microsoft Update Catalog

    The problem is I don't get the correct resolution option and the screen is set at 1280. The next available resolution is 1600 which is not correct. Does anyone know how to solve this?

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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Are you using a VGA cable? It looks like it's giving you CRT standard resolutions. If your machine has a DVI output (and the monitor an input), I would suggest switching to that.

    You could also try adding the resolution manually using the catalyst control center. Also make sure your drivers are functioning properly (run a 3D game or something). Your GPU is quite old, though if it's the desktop version of that GPU then it should have WDDM drivers. Not sure about the mobile versions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Yes a vga cable. The monitor lacks dvi output. I don't think I have the CCC as the drivers were installed through device manager.
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Ah. I never would use graphics drivers from Windows Update. Can you get Windows 8 drivers from AMD's official website and install those? I've known people who let Windows Update update their graphics drivers, and it never ended well. A good reason for that is you don't get all their software, like your catalyst control center (or the nvidia control panel for the nvidia side).
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    windows 8


    The drivers are from ati website but installed through device manager. The drivers work perfectly with a full hd monitor I have. Windows doesn't like this acer monitor. Besides the monitor was working good under w7
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    It's possible it doesn't detect the monitor's capable resolutions well enough, which is why I think the catalyst control center would be useful for adding the resolution yourself (i THINK ati has that capability, I know nvidia does).

    You aren't the first person to come here saying their resolutions aren't showing up properly. Windows 8 may have some problems communicating with the EDID on some monitors/televisions.
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    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I'll check if I can use the CCC. Thanks for now
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I'm still stuck on this problem. I can't get this monitor to work correctly, Acer support webpage doesn't work so I really don't know what else to do. Maybe find a compatible monitor whose drivers I can use but how?
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No 1440x900 screen resolution for Acer X192W monitor
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