Acer P193W Monitor Max Resolution with Nvidia FX 5200

By toon ยท 8 replies
Jan 28, 2008
  1. The Max resolution with this monitor is 1440 x 900 and I would like to achieve this. The FX 5200 supposedly support this resolution with a DVI output. However, I can only achieve 1280 x 1024 at the moment, but I am downloading the latest driver for the card at the moment.

    Can anybody tell me if I can achieve this maximum resolution for my monitor with this card?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Yes, it should be do-able. But the optimum resolution, from what we have seen, is 1280 X 1024.
    The Acer P193W wide screen monitor has great difficulty going beyond 1280 X 1024.
    Do a Gurgle search and you will see lots of people with similar problems.
    The problem is with the way the screen is configured.
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    i have a fx5200 too and i have a 20'' acer 1680x1050. no problems for me besides slow framerates is games
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    How? Its max resolution is 1440x900. You aren't going to get 1024 out of 900. So of course its going to have problems going beyond 1280x1024 because it can only do 1440x900.

    My guess is you just need the correct drivers to support widescreen. The latest official drivers for XP are the 169.21s. If those don't work then post back and we'll see what else we can come up with.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The problem is with the Acer P193W. Get back to them for a replacement with a different model. They know about it.
    Do a Gurgle search for "Acer P193W problems" and you will find page after page of complaints on this monitor not reaching specs.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Of course it is has problems going beyond 1280x1024, because it doesn't have enough pixels!

    1440x900 is its native resolution. It's a wide screen. It cannot do 1280x1024. And if your graphics card allows it to, the screen will be in panning mode. You will only see 1440x900 worth of pixels of your 1280x1024 desktop at a time and you can pan around by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen.

    Yes, it will. The new driver you are downloading should fix it ( There are monitor drivers (INFs) you can get ahold of too, which will help your system detect its supported resolutions properly. The whole process is usually pretty automatic though.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421


    Looks like "no problem" is the common one.
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    No no no! The problem, SNGX, is you have to search 'gurgle'.... not 'google'.
    Here is what I get...
  9. joni420

    joni420 TS Rookie

    Acer P193w

    can any help me????
    after install new window ( XP )
    i have only 16:9 picture can any help me how can i get again full screen as before install new window???
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