A1ctl controls Acer Aspire One CPU, fan, and screen resolution

A1ctl is a small Windows utility that gives Acer Aspire One users more control over their hardware. It’s inspired by eeectl for the Eee PC.

So what can it do?

Once installed, you’ll notice a small icon in your Windows system tray. Click on it and up pops a menu with options to adjust things like the fan speed, CPU usage, and the screen resolution.

In the screen resolution options, you can toggle between 1024 x 600, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768. Since that last one is actually more pixels than the Aspire One screen can technically display, you can either use some downscaling action to squash 4:3 resolution to fit on the netbook’s 16:10 screen or scroll up and down a bit to see the top or bottom of your screen.

You can also use A1ctl to enable or disable the webcam, ethernet, or WiFi hardware.

via Blogeee

  • geep

    How about a version of this for Linpus Linux and SSD owners??

  • Steve

    I like this but would be concerned about not letting the computer 'do it's thing' with regards to the fan. Is it safe to mess with that?

  • http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/ Speedmaster

    Looks interesting! Is it something I can just run? Or does it have ti be actually installed?

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  • jpconard

    This is a major piece of the puzzle so to speak that made the Asus 4G and later the 90x series so great was these utilities like eeectl, etc. Even when I bought mine in March so many people had the good utilities, freeware, howtos, wikis, etc. all on eeeuser.com and made the switch to XP almost a no-brainer. That is what I would fear when switching to another brand like Acer, etc. But I'm sure they will eventually have equal support.

  • jpconard

    This is a major piece of the puzzle so to speak that made the Asus 4G and later the 90x series so great was these utilities like eeectl, etc. Even when I bought mine in March so many people had the good utilities, freeware, howtos, wikis, etc. all on eeeuser.com and made the switch to XP almost a no-brainer. That is what I would fear when switching to another brand like Acer, etc. But I'm sure they will eventually have equal support.

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  • barnaby

    I keep getting a message that reads> Run-time error “53″ File not found WinIo.dll <

    Any suggestions?

  • barnaby

    I keep getting a message that reads> Run-time error “53″ File not found WinIo.dll <

    Any suggestions?

  • B_harton

    Me too, unable to install the programm,