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Windows 7: Windows 7 In-Game Resolution problem

02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Windows 7 In-Game Resolution problem

Hey guys, I just installed windows 7 home premium on my laptop. Before i upgraded, I had Vista. I have an Nvidia 8800M GTX and my screen resolution is 1920x1200. When I used to play games on vista, if I set the in game resolution to say.. 1600x1200, or 1024x1200, it would work fine, but now in Windows 7, when the in-game resoloution is less than 1920x1200, there are black margins on the left and right, no matter what resolution it is (less than 1920x1200). I normally like running my games in a resolution less than 1920x1200 so it will have better performance, but now it is just annoying. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks a bunch.

P.S. I have tried Nvidia Scaling in the nvidia control panel , but when i click on use scaling and click "apply", and then say "Yes" i want to use the current settings, it just reverts right back to "use my displays built-in scaling". Any other ideas??


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02 Jan 2010   #2


It's showing the bars because 7 doesn't stretch like vista does, try a lower resolution that is still in the same aspect ratio as 1920x1200(16:10) like 1680x1050, 1440900, or 1280800. Report back if that helps.

Edit: There are also other threads discussing this, The XP and Win 7 Widescreen Dillemma for example.
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05 Jan 2010   #3

W7 Prem 64 on Dell, Home Build W7 Pro 64 1drv, XP Pro 1 drv

Nvidia Scaling does not work for me either in Win7 or Win Vista. Has anyone any idea how to get it to work? Am using latest drivers on GTS250 card.
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

reduce Your screen refresh rate i think this will help
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