Hi Zen, the system belongs to a friend of mine hence not listed as my system spec. The spec is as follows:
Processor: Intel Celeron 450
Chipset: Intel G41
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RAM: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz (2x1GB)
HDD: 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Graphics: Integrated Intel GMA x4500 Graphics
Display: 18.5" (47 cm) 16:9 WXGA (1366x 768)
I have managed to get a viewable display by setting the resolution to 600 * 800 but this is less than optimal for the screen size. It is however, the only resolution that gives correct alignment allowing full screen display.
I noticed that when I updated the driver
, during the flicker where the old driver is uninstalled & the new driver is installed the screen displayed correct alignment but it was very brief.
In addition, Windows updates shows there is a newer driver available but consistantly fails to install it. I went direct to Intel for the newer driver but receive a message stating that the driver in use is customised by the manufacturer & therefore is not compatible. The current driver installed is the latest available from the Dell website for this machine.
I am assuming it is a driver issue but as the machine is out of warranty, Dell support is going to cost money so I'm hoping I can avoid the cost by gaining help via the forums.