Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Acer Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 11.72 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 08/16/2007
The Acer AL1516W is a Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display flat panel monitor that has a standard 15 pin D-sub analog input connection. This display hardware is commonly found attached to newer computer systems. The role of the device driver is to provide backward compatibility with older operating systems. Essentially there are built-in feature sets in operating system platforms that are intended to achieve certain tasks like saving energy for example. Operating systems provide the computer user with the flexibility of dictating the number of minutes of inactivity that is observed before the display monitor is turned off. This process is made possible by the interaction between the operating system and the device driver for the Acer AL1516W hardware. This power option of the operating system actually places the display monitor in standby mode and is reactivated once the mouse device is moved or a key is pressed on the keyboard. The methods of placing the computer monitor on standby and waking it up are both supported by the device driver.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Display monitors like the Acer AL1516W are normally equipped with an onscreen display menu which provides the computer user various options in configuring the settings of the hardware. This manual configuration implements a universal implementation that is employed regardless of the active software application. An alternative to this process is to allow the device driver to communicate with the hardware driver of the graphics card and the software applications. In this method the configuration settings for the display monitor is somewhat interactive. This means that the software application takes over the implementation of the configuration settings and passes the instructions to the graphics card driver. The graphics card then implements the instructions by applying it to the display monitor. In this process the level of brightness, contrast, gamma, and other similar display properties vary depending on the software application that is currently active. This accounts why the display screen may appear darker when playing computer games compared to using productivity software programs like word processors for example. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Acer AL1516W errors before installing any driver updates.