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Windows 7: Laptops external monitor has the edges cut off

23 Dec 2011   #1
Jleagle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Laptops external monitor has the edges cut off

Its not too much of a problem but would rather know what's causing it so I could I can fix it.

The laptop is 16/9 and so is the monitor?

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23 Dec 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Jleagle, Welcome to the forums , Have a look at this thread edges getting cut off on my monitor It may answer your problem
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23 Dec 2011   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you have the laptop resolution set to the native resolution of the external monitor ? Try that.
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23 Dec 2011   #4
Jleagle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi Jleagle, Welcome to the forums , Have a look at this thread edges getting cut off on my monitor It may answer your problem
Thanks for the link, I have an Intel graphics card so none of the answers in that thread seem to work and I cant find any Intel equivalent.

I am using an HDMI cable and its happening all the time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do you have the laptop resolution set to the native resolution of the external monitor ? Try that.
The native resolution is 1920x1080 but my laptop doesn't go that high? Is there any way to force the laptop higher than allowed?
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23 Dec 2011   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well then try setting them both the same.
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23 Dec 2011   #6
Jleagle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well then try setting them both the same.
Windows wont let me change one at a time, if you zoom into the screenshot in the first post you can see its making me set the resolution for both of them at the same time. Currently both are set to 1366x768.
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20 Feb 2012   #7
Jleagle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just found a setting on my monitor that lets you chose between to different types of HDMI input, I used the other one and it works perfectly now. Thanks.
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20 Feb 2012   #8
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you have an Nvidia card you must set the resolution for external monitors in the NVIDIA Control Panel, If you have an ATI card you need to do the same thing in the ATI Catalyst Control center.

(I had the same problem that fixed it)
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20 Feb 2012   #9
Jleagle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My card is Intel it think, it was setup fine the whole time, just my monitor wasnt
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