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Windows 7: Video does not fill the monitor size fully, problems?

14 Nov 2009   #1
HellTriX

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Video does not fill the monitor size fully, problems?

I have a 25" Hannspree monitor with a native 1920x1080 resolution and every since I've installed windows 7 my screen does not use the full size of the monitors viewable area. All resolutions do this until I get to a really low resolution where it fills the full screen but then the text is blurry since its not in native resolution.

Steps I have taken to troubleshoot this have been messing with all the settings on the monitor itself to no avail.
I have updated and even tried beta drivers for my Radeon 2900GT sapphire card connected via DVI. I tried the monitor on my other computer and it properly fills the screen so that rules out the monitor as the issue.

I will try to include pictures of the screen, but if that fails here is a visual description: the right and left sides of the screen have almost an inch of black space (2cm) and the top and bottom of the screen have half an inch (1cm) black space where the monitor should actually be displaying but instead has shrunk the image down. It displays everything just in a smaller view than the monitor supports.

Any ideas on how to rectify this would really help, It makes text and other stuff hard to see and read since its shruken down unnaturally.

tnx




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14 Nov 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Does this happen with any other resolutions?

~Lordbob
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14 Nov 2009   #3
HellTriX

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes it did. Problem has been resolved though.
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Finally after months its nice to see clearly again.
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15 Nov 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

So what exactly fixed it?

~Lordbob
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15 Nov 2009   #5
HellTriX

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
So what exactly fixed it?

~Lordbob
Step by step here is what I did:
1) Open Ati Catalyst.
2) From the graphics drop down select Desktops & Display.
3) At the bottom where you see a small monitor icon, click the little triangle at the top right corner. Click on configure in this menu.
4) You should now be at an Attributes menu, at the top, click Scaling options. You should now see scaling options.
5) Click the scroll bar and try dragging it around to scale your screen.
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15 Nov 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That will distort the image out of aspect ratio. There should be settings right on the monitor to adjust instead.
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15 Nov 2009   #7
HellTriX

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
That will distort the image out of aspect ratio. There should be settings right on the monitor to adjust instead.
Not true, the image is already at aspect ratio it is just underscanned for the monitor vs HDTV. My monitor will NOT let met change the height/width settings. By adjusting the overscan settings in the driver/video card it simple increases the same aspect ratio to fill the full screen.

My screen looks as clear now as it did win proper settings in windows Vista so it is definitely at correct aspect ratio.
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15 Nov 2009   #8
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

First you said scaling and then in last post you said overcan/underscan.

Which did you use?
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