My mind is in bits, I finished building a computer recently but for some reason I can't access the max res of the monitor.
The max res is 1920x1080 and I have an XFX 6870 graphics card, The problem is that the monitor only has a VGA input and I have them going through a DVI-VGA converter into the card.
The max windows will note is 1600x1200 and if I force the drivers to display 1920x1080 it says input not supported.
My question is how SHOULD I connect the two to get that res? I mean should I go out and buy a HDMI to VGA cable or what.
It strikes me this could work seeing as Acer must have had the ability to reach that res through VGA otherwise they wouldn't have added it.
Also, if anyone can help with why the asrock boot screen displays for ages before even starting windows, that would be great too.
Have you updated the video card's driver? I'm using a DVI-VGA converter and I can run at 1920x1440 just fine, above your resolution (and on a GeForce 7600 GT of all outdated cards). This is why I'm suspecting it's the drivers.
The last thing I can think of is to reinstall the drivers. Maybe the drivers didn't install properly or went corrupt. If all else, the connector, I'd say, is the culprit and trying another is all you can do.