My laptop graphic card is ATI mobility radeon HD3650, the resolution of LCD is 1280*800, recently I installed windows 7(7100), and the latest display driver ATI catalyst 9.4 for Windows 7(downloaded from AMD.com).The issue is that my games such as War3 cannot be displayed in full screen. Black rim revolves around the game frame.
I know there is a function about stretching to fit the screen in Catalyst contrl center. But it does not work.
Please help me, thank you .
I suggest getting an earlier Windows Vista Catalyst version than the Windows 7 beta (eg. 8.12 or similar). Check the Desktop Properties in this version instead. It has the proper "Filled" option. I recommend the v8.12 as it solved my issue.
Not good with laptops but could it be that the game was created for consoles and then ported to pc? I have played ported games that unless I use Alt-Tab or Alt+Enter a couple of times, they just don't want to go into full mode
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The ATI Chipset used in Laptops needs to be modded to work properly. Go to http://www.driverheaven.com and download the ATI Mobility Modder (or nVidia if you have this). Follow the 3 easy steps to mod the Catalyst 8.12 and you should be able to use it properly on any ATI chipped laptop.
I had this same problem right when I got into Windows 7. I solved it by downloading the newest video card drivers that are now compatible with Windows 7 from NVIDIA's main website. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8200M graphics card. If you have an ATI, search ATI drivers in google and select your card and make sure it is compatible with Windows 7.
i have an Alienware laptop that has an ATI x1900 video card in it, and using the mobility modder program, I have successfully installed the latest drivers(9.3) that would work with this "Legacy" video card. The same thing plagues the laptop. It will, when not running video in the 1900x1200 resolution, produce black bars and will not "stretch" the video to the ends of the screen. Now I have several laptops all with various ati video cards and NONE of them exhibit this problem. It has to be something to do with the drivers reacting with windows 7 because all the other systems are running xp. Anybody else have any luck in counteracting this behaviour?
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