Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Acer Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 657 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 08 Oct 2005
The flat panel display monitor Acer AL2416W (Digital) refers mainly to its input port which supports digital signals from the graphics card. This is in contrast to the analog video signals sent from the conventional 15 pin D-sub interface. Monitors primarily (especially newer models) are supported by the Plug and Play functionality of the underlying operating system platform. This means that once the display monitor is connected to the host machine it is made operational using a generic device driver. The Plug and Play technology for display monitors like the Acer AL2416W (Digital) allows the hardware to operate using display modes which are based on what is assumed to be produced by the monitor in conjunction with the graphics card. By using the manufacturer provided device driver, these display modes and resolutions will be expanded to what is actually supported by the hardware. Using the intended device driver for the Acer AL2416W (Digital) also presents distinct advantages for the video system.
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
The role of the device driver for the display monitor in almost every host computer system is normally associated with the configuration and calibration of the display settings. The underlying operating system as well as the installed video card of the host machine provides the computer user with an interface wherein the display settings can be configured based on his preferences. Accurate setting of these values rely heavily on the presence of the correct device driver for the display hardware. Generally display monitors are manufactures using their distinct frequencies. Using a generic device driver may not allow the display monitor to operate in its correct frequency when compared to using the manufacturer provided hardware driver. In terms of display monitors, the term frequency normally relates to the crisp quality of the display. This means that display monitors operating on higher frequencies can produce better quality displays. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Acer AL2416W (Digital) errors before installing any driver updates.