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Windows 7: Monitor will only display one resolution correctly'

29 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM 64-bit
Monitor will only display one resolution correctly'

Windows 7 installed without any problems, and found all the hardware devices, but the only problem I have is that the monitor will only dislplay at 1920x1080. If you lower it , the monitor will not display a full screen. Tried all resolutions, and have the latest 191 drivers. Any ideas..

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29 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Normal operation. When you are lowering the resolution, you are most likely also choosing a different display aspect ratio. You can tell be dividing the width by the height.

1920/1080 = ~1.77 - ~1.77 is what your monitor likes = 16:9 aspect ratio.

If you choose for instance, 1680x1050, that's 1.6 = 16:10 aspect ratio.

The difference in aspect ratio of 1.77 and 1.6 will cause the black bars on the screen.

In the driver, there may be some function to stretch the resolution out to make it full screen, but this is not what you really want to do.

Leave it as 1920x1080 and enjoy a nice screen.
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM 64-bit

Thanks for replying. Using Vista it would automatically scale to the monitor size. Just curious..
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