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#1 mikem3

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:08 AM

Hello,

I have purchased a "ViewSonic" 22" Widescreen monitor "VA2216w" which came with a disc.
Having installed the software on the disc, I find that the settings are OK at 1600 X 1200
at 2048 X 1536 they are out of range and a black screen is the result. I have visited
the Manufacturers website, but can't find the model listed.

Occasionally I get an advice window that tells me the monitor will work better at a different
resolution and I think it is 1650 X 1480 (I don't know how to get the advice window on screen
to check), anyway the setting was on the PC when it had Vista, but not with XP Pro.

The PC is an ACER T180 AMD 64 Dual Core with 1Gig memory.

Any suggestions please?

The picture is OK, but the advice window is annoying as it stays on top for a while.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:36 PM

I had this on a couple of Viewsonics. When you get the error window, doesn't it say something like "to continue at this resolution, press 2"? That's the #2 button on the monitor, by the power button. You might also want to update the computer's video driver

Edited by garmanma, 03 April 2008 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:24 PM

It may be that your graphics processor does not support wide screen resolutions. I believe that the Acer T180 uses a nVidia GeForce 6100, but I couldn't find any info on what resolutions are supported.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

Thank you for the replies.
I have managed to see the advice window again and it suggests
that the best settings are 1680 X 1050 and not as I guessed before,
in the window are two choices, press 1 to close the window or press
2 to disable the window, neither work.
I have looked at the system using Belarc and the system tools, neither
detect a monitor.
I removed Vista and installed XP Pro, without first checking the existing
system, this caused me to lose all audio. I searched around the Internet
for advice and found one that suggested that the multimedia card was a
realtek High Def Audio, so I got the driver and eventually fixed the sound.
In the system tools, there are three drivers not installed,
Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4364&SUBSYS_80561019&REV_12\4&37FC6483&0&0058 The drivers for this device are not installed.
SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03EB&SUBSYS_26011019&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&09 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D1&SUBSYS_26011019&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&68 The drivers for this device are not installed.

I cannot find them on the net, nor can I find the technical specs for my PC.
The installed hardware ones.

The PC works, but slowly, the installed memory is 1024.00 MB, but the available is 415.30 MB.

I understand none of the above information.

Mike.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:31 PM

You can find your drivers here
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_t180
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:17 AM

Thank you Garmanma,

The link was really helpful. The chip set drivers fixed everything.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:23 PM

Glad you got it to work :thumbsup:
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