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Acer al2216w does not register in Nvidia Control Panel

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2010 4:55:30 AM

Turned on PC today-

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6142MB RAM
Hard Drive: 400 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Monitor: acer AL2216w
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Computer Case:

And to my surprise my resolution was at 800x600! and its max res. available was 1024x768. My monitor default is 1650x1080.

Plus Nvidia Control Panel only recognizes monitor as "Digital Display" and not its actual make and model.

After install the monitors drivers from Acer directly, the Device Manager will recognize the make and model correctly; no such luck with nvidia control panel and max res. in both is still 1024x768.

After many hours of searching and subsequent attempts at fixing the prob (including searching this forum: and having tried everything that the above mentioned post suggested and many others as well. No Luck! :( 

Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for your time in advance.
August 17, 2010 4:18:31 PM

I should probably list what I have done so far:

Uninstalled/reinstalled graphics drivers
Updated BIOS
Updated Monitor Drivers (mentioned before)

I also tried everything on this 2 yr old post here as well:

Do you think that forum has enough ads on it?!?!?

Thanks again!