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Windows 7: Win7 Resolution Resize Problem


20 Nov 2009   #1

Win7 x64
 
 
Win7 Resolution Resize Problem

Hello,
Just installed Windows 7 with latest drivers for my VGA.
I have 22" monitor so my natural resolution is 1680x1050.

Problem is when i run any game that i set to use lower resolution, i have black bars to both sides of screen, meaning my monitor doesn't change resolution.
I tried with monitor driver, and without him (default Windows 7 driver), same thing.

Searched over net and saw that im not the only one who's got this problem.
I didnt had this problem with Vista.

If anyone have any suggestion, please...Thanks

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20 Nov 2009   #2

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Using a lower resolution on a wide-screen monitor, the games are simply not filling the sides because they are not wide-screen games. Meaning, if they were to fill the whole screen, the image (game) would be stretched.
I too would play games on Vista and the game would fill the whole screen, but at the cost of stretching and distorting the image.
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20 Nov 2009   #3

banned for piracy
 
 

Also check it in the Games, because sometimes they have widescreen options.
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20 Nov 2009   #4

Win7 x64
 
 

I tried using 16:9 in game, but that didnt help.
No matter which resolution i set in game, i see black bars.
Higher resolution, smaller bars, which is logical.

I want them to be streched, thats the main problem, they'r not.
1280x960 is resolution i use in games.
Tried looking in my VGA control panel, but i didnt found anything about that.

Do you have same problems as i have when trying to play games which have smaller resolution than desktop?
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21 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,

I'm having a similar problem. I'm using a Dell Studio 1737 laptop, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3650 graphics/Windows 7 Ultimate x64; when I open games (or any programs, even an install disc for the software for my mobile phone) and the resolution has to change from its native 1440x900 default I get black bars on the top bottom left and right of my screen. The programs still function correctly, but the display isn't right. I figured this was a problem with Windows 7 and resolution resize, which is how I found this forum and question... Is there any way to fix this? The game I play most often doesn't allow you to change it's resolution, so unless theres something I can install as a tool tray or graphics properties I don't know what to do.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
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21 Nov 2009   #6

Win7 x64
 
 

Thats what im talking about.
If you are using ATI that excludes bad video card driver.
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22 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

bump, still need help.
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22 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem.

Cant use my prefered resolution 1280*1024 in games

its just small and Huge black spaces on each side of screen.

I had to install win xp again to get my games to work.
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22 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kencelot View Post
Using a lower resolution on a wide-screen monitor, the games are simply not filling the sides because they are not wide-screen games. Meaning, if they were to fill the whole screen, the image (game) would be stretched.
I too would play games on Vista and the game would fill the whole screen, but at the cost of stretching and distorting the image.

Is it possible to stretch and distort in windows 7 aswell??
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22 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I had a similar problem with my HD 4850 when switching from vista to Windows 7. I actually found a fix inside the ATI Catalyst Control Center.

Open CCC and somewhere in the display configuration for your monitor ensure that there is no over/underscan. For some reason my CCC had a small degree of underscan turned on which led to the black bars you mentioned.

A word of caution, when you start your games up and pick the native resolution the underscan may show up again. Just turn on any options for windowed mode and/or full screen and then turn off windowed mode again and the black bars should go away. Hope that helps!
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