Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Games are not rendering at their full resolution

09 Dec 2009   #1
Hamish

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Games are not rendering at their full resolution

Hey. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and I'm not regretting it in the least—the OS is amazing. However, I have been experiencing an issue when gaming.

I run a dual monitor setup with one being a Samsung 2253LW and the other being an HP vs17—their native resolutions are 1680x1050 and 1280x1024. On XP, all games ran in windowed mode at my Samsung's native resolution just fine. The vs17 would have conversation windows open and such while the widescreen held the game at full resolution, keeping the borders off the screen as much as possible.

After upgrading, most games no longer run like this without error. The resolution of 1680x1050 is perfectly selectable, but they're a few dozen pixels off height wise and the mouse cursor is rendered a few pixels below where it actually is.

I've tried a number of things, such as running with the basic theme, trying all compatibility options, reinstalling and uninstalling drivers, et cetera. The games are displayed fine when running at a windowed resolution which isn't my native one.

Any ideas?

Here's one example. You can see the window border at the bottom—the other three sides of it have been moved just out of view.

Here's another. The border is larger this time for some reason. Sometimes in this game, the bottom few pixels or so get 'stuck' and render a frozen image from the menu throughout gameplay, causing the resolution to shrink even more.

EDIT: Sorry, I somehow managed to post this in the wrong section. I meant to post it in gaming. Can a moderator please move it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Dec 2009   #2
RugbyHoe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I see from your specs that you built your own machine, so my first suggestion would be for you to make sure you have installed all the latest drivers for your HD4850 - Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

It probably wouldn't hurt to make sure all of your chipset drivers are up to speed with W7 as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #3
Hamish

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Everything is all nice and updated, including my chipset drivers. Whenever I perform an update, I make sure all traces of the old drivers are gone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Games are not rendering at their full resolution




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Screen Resolution, Out Of Range when playing games in full screen mode
Hey guys, i have a monitor with a native screen resolution of 1280x1024 , but windows is unable to detect it since my monitor is quite old and the driver i found on the official website is for windows xp only. now windows display this list of resolutions ...
Gaming
What Combo of Monitor Size/DPI/Resolution for Best Font Rendering?
What combination of display size/DPI/resolution should I be looking at in a monitor for best font rendering? Should I go high DPI on, say, a small 19-20 inch screen, or go for a wide display? I'd think, with a given DPI and resolution, rendering would be better on a smaller screen than on a...
General Discussion
BSOD while playing Games or Rendering in Blender.
Hello. My Custom bulit PC has began to have Blue screens of death when ever i play a modern game or render things in Blender. i tried Memtest and it did not find anything. i tried the bulit-in hard drive checker and it too did not find anything. i also updated my GPU drivers when that did not...
BSOD Help and Support
Any way to set a lower resolution in full screen?
Hi my laptop highest resolution is 1300x768. But it doesn't support the 1024x768 in full screen mode. Is there any way to set a lower resolution in full screen. Thanx in advance.
Graphic Cards
Can't get resolution to full size of monitor
Long story short, purchased LG W2353 when I was running Windows 7 Ultimate trial edition. Hooked it up via HDMI and it worked fine. Now, I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium, installed, same config (HDMI) and now the screen resolution won't adjust to fill the entire monitor like it used to. ...
Graphic Cards
Pixelated movie rendering issue in full screen (nvidia)
Hey, I have been trying to fix this problem for 1 week, still have the problem unfortunately :( Problem description : Since I installed Windows 7 final version: While playing a movie in full screen, the rendering is some kind of pixelated ( shapes are pretty ugly :/ ). I have the problem...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App