Quick Question about Monitor Chipset

By bebop
Sep 30, 2008
  1. I decided to reboot my computer after being infected with a lot of viruses. In addition to learning about the value of backing up my data, docs., pictures, etc. the hard way, I have had some trouble setting things up again.

    I've actually got to the point where I'm down to one last task. I have a Acer 22" LCD Monitor, which since I have rebuilt and recovered, is not displaying at its true resolution, but rather, like a monitor for Windows 95.

    It came with a CD which I ran, but that is doing anything. I also tried going to Acer's site and downloading a driver for this model. Oddly, the site says that the driver associated with my model (Acer Model No. AL2223W) is for Vista, whereas on this computer I run XP.

    I have read about downloading a "chipset" to restore my monitor to where it used to be.

    Any guidance on how to get it back to where it was? When I installed it out of the box, it worked fine.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. bebop

    bebop TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help. I tried that site, and it led me to the same driver as I previously installed. It only offers 1 driver for my model, and has the OS as Vista. It downloads as a compressed file, and when I unzip, it yields one .cab file and two separate .icm files.

    I went to Dell's site and installed some drivers, and I think it is fixed now. Thanks!!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Dell's site?

    But don't you have an Acer?

    Here's Dell drivers
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