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Windows 7: Problem with a widescreen monitor

17 May 2009   #1
Faxe

Windows 7 Beta Build 7000
 
 
Problem with a widescreen monitor

Hey there,

Well, I using a 32" LCD TV as my primary monitor, it runs well at 1360x768 but I got the problem when a game runs in 1024 x 768 or other 4:3 resolution its not possible to stretch the image cause Win7 RC put the game in the middle and there are dark areas to both sides of the centered image. Thats really annoying, I never got this problems with 7000 release. Anyone got some idea about this issue? When its a feature, how to turn it off?

Im using a Nvidia 9800 GTX with the latest Win7 Beta Drivers from Nvidia.

cheers

Faxe


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17 May 2009   #2
minamfm

Windows 7
 
 

Im havin the same exact prob i guess its a bug with the new wddm 1.1 graphics drivers for now a temporary fix is downgrading to the 179.xx versions and running the setup in compatibility mode i recommend the 179.13 from NVIDIA & Laptop News | Latest NVIDIA drivers and related news | laptopvideo2go.com

Morgan
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18 May 2009   #3
Faxe

Windows 7 Beta Build 7000
 
 

Well, I dont want to downgrade so I wait for a fix to the issue. Hopefully it dont take too long. Thanks anyway dude.

Maybe I found a workaround for the prob. When you start the Nvidia Control Panel go to the "manage custom resolutions" tab, I entered the resolution of 1024 x 768 and it worked well, no stripes and now I can use the tv options to stretch the screen to full screen. I tested it with the new Nvidia driver 185.85 and the games Gobliiins 4 and Silent Hunter III.

cheers

Faxe
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