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4:3 aspect on a 16:10 monitor

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Since my video card is being sent out for RMA, I'm forced to use a crappy PCI Rage 3D II... and of course it doesn't support widescreen. I was wondering how I can get Windows XP to display in letterbox so the image isn't stretched horizontally.

BTW I'm using a Acer AL2216W and it doesn't have any controls to do it. I've tried to shrink the horizontal size in Power Strip but after a few sizes down, my monitor auto adjusts back to the default size. :S

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I don't think computer monitors have the ability to scale 4:3 on a widescreen like a HD TV does.
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Scaling was a video card feature in the first place so if your card doesn't support widescreen it's probably not going to support scaling. Also you have to be using digital.
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just cut out some cardboard and tape it to the sides of your monitor. same thing
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just cut out some cardboard and tape it to the sides of your monitor. same thing
lol, ok.. that sucks. Thanks for the quick replies
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