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02-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Greetings fellow PressF1 members!

I have recently purchased an AOC 193FW 19" widescreen LCD monitor, and I seem to be having problems installing it.

It is supposed to be running in its native resolution of 1440 x 900, but I can’t seem to be able to get anywhere near it! In the end I had to settle for less-than-desired resolution of 1280 x 1024, and boy I must say the display looks really hideous, even as I am typing this!

I have in fact scoured through the manuals, updated my graphics card & monitor driver (downloaded from the manufacturers website) but still no avail :(

Would any of you pro’s and gurus out there would be kind enough to help out a newbie?

I can assure you your effort will not go unnoticed – I have some loose change in my PayPal account ($5.50 to be exact) as a reward to anyone that could help me out here! Cheers!

Kind regards,

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2007, 09:15 PM
Are u using the latest video card drivers from the manufacturer's site, not from the Windows update site?

And what version of Windows are we talking about?

Sounds likes it running in 8 bit not 16 or 32 bit.

02-02-2007, 09:20 PM
Hi Speedy

Mine has a built-in video adapter on the motherboard, and yes I'm pretty confident I'm using the latest drivers (dated all the way back in 2006 - that's the most recent one I can find as I'm certain that my mainboard are now obsolete - a 1.5ghz Socket A Sempron)

Oh and I'm using WinXP Pro


02-02-2007, 09:23 PM
Hmmmmmm.....how very interesting.
Take a look at page 18 of the manual:


And page 16.

I'd be asking them about that.

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2007, 09:24 PM
And whats the brand / model of the motherboard??

If u right mouse / select properties on the desktop then go to settings. Whats it on under color quality? 16 or 32? Or lower?

And is the screen resolution marker thing right up to the right?

02-02-2007, 09:32 PM
OMG Speedy, I didn't even realise the 1440 x 900 option was there until I moved the screen resolution to the right as you suggested!

HOWEVER the screen just went *blank* when I tried the 1440 x 900 option. The box (and the manual too) indicated that the monitor should support that resolution?

My mainboard is a Foxconn (formerly WinFast) K7S741GXMG-6L, running on a SiS-741GX chipset. And the colour quality are currently set at 16-bit.

Cheers - David

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2007, 09:44 PM
Ah according to the link Pctek posted.

In the manual. There is no mention of 1440x900.


1280 1024 64.000kHz 60.0Hz

1280 1024 80.000kHz 75.0Hz

Altho you're right on the AOC site it says 1440x900.

But under specs in the manual it says

Max. Resolution 1280 x 1024 @75Hz(Analog)

This manual is either the wrong one or the info in the manual u have is wrong. But the site says the same thing 1440*900.

So the max maybe 1280x1024. Only thing I can think of why it cant go to 1440x900 is the video card you're using, doesn't support it.

02-02-2007, 10:19 PM
Also make sure your monitor refresh rate at the 1440x900 resolution is set correctly; most LCD monitors will be unhappy with fast refresh - you should use 60Hz if possible.

03-02-2007, 12:35 AM
1280x1024 isn't widescreen i don't think
it's a 5:4 ratio which my 19' monitor also have
since yours is widescreen i think it should be different
maybe got the wrong manual link

if you look at page 19 of the manual pdf pctek mentioned
there's a table with all these data
if your videocard/chip's driver can let you set custom resolution and refresh
you can try to enter your desired resolution and frequencies from this kind of table into
do it carefully though, if you force your monitor to show what it can't you might kill it..
then maybe you can finally reach the resolution you want

03-02-2007, 01:34 AM
I would go with the fact that your o/b video chip, being of a ultra crap SIS chipet wont support the 1440 x 900 Res.