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Windows 7: Intel core i3-2100 display resolution problem

07 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel core i3-2100 display resolution problem

Hi all,

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with a Core I3-2100, using the integrated graphics solution with a connection to my HDTV.

I tried to set it to 1920x1080, which took some finagling, but eventually worked. naturally, all the text was too small, so i changed the setting to make the text 125% larger.

but now even though the display driver says it's at 1920x1080, instead of keeping everything on the screen and increasing the text size, it looks like the screen is zoomed in at 125%, so the outer edges of my desktop are essentially outside of the screen (i.e. not visible).

so i tried to change the setting back to 100% for text size, but now it won't change back. so the outer edge of my screen is now not visible.

anyone run into this problem before? any solutions? i've updated the intel drivers, used vga and hdmi outputs, reinstalled the drivers. is this a windows problem or an intel problem?


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07 May 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro x64

i had this problem but ive changed the resolution manually throgh the nvidia control panel.... youve connected it with HDMI???
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08 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Try finding the scaling settings in the control panel for your graphics card and change some settings there.
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18 May 2011   #4

XP, Win 7 x64 & x32

Don't worry about what those dudes reckon, I know what you are talking about.

I had a similar problem with a second-generation i3-2100T cpu rig too. The problem was solved with a BIOS update. Get it from the motherboard manufacturer's site.

The motherboard I set up was the new Gigabyte GA-H67MA-D2H-B3. It acted crazy when I used HDMI to HDTV. Also make sure you get your HD 2000 driver updates from Intel directly not a MS recommended download.

I should tell you also that Win7 x64 claims that 720p is the recommended resolution... don't believe it, it is quite capable of handling two screens running 1080p, as long as you have at least 4g of RAM. Of course I am not talking about high end gaming but typical 2D stuff... video playing , video editing, web browsing, music, sound editing, Photoshop... y'know. Make sure you select 60Hz in the video preferences for best picture.

It is also capable of HD sound over HDMI, you need to select the correct Intel sound drivers in the system AFTER you plug in the HDMI cable. R-click on the speaker icon in the notification tray and select playback devices.

Have a good time. :)
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18 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoJembo View Post
I had a similar problem with a second-generation i3-2100T cpu rig too. The problem was solved with a BIOS update. Get it from the motherboard manufacturer's site.
I find this highly unlikely, though it could be possible (especially since it is onboard video). Make sure that the BIOS version you have is the latest, and if it isn't, then check the notes on the newer revisions to see if any of these address your problem.
If they don't, do not try to update the BIOS. Doing this improperly will leave you with a really expensive paperweight, and it is generally considered a last resort.

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19 May 2011   #6

XP, Win 7 x64 & x32


Why do I even bother?

I only do this for a living...

The particular BIOS update for the GB 1155 socket mobo I mention is actually the FOURTH. It does NOT mention this problem but it does fix it. It does, however, mention an important Reset Switch fix (which I had also noticed occurring). The board is hardly a month or two old and they are obviously still ironing out the bugs for this new tech.

If you are not a fool ~ which I don't believe the OP is ~ and follow the instructions in your motherboard manual for a BIOS update using a flashdrive (fat32 format) the chances you will brick your mobo are nigh impossible and you will certainly NOT violate your warranty.


PS: And btw, it's not onboard video....... it's on-chip video (SandyBridge cpu HD-2000 gfx and HD audio).

PPS: EDIT~ to forestall the inevitable...The craziness that I mentioned before also included resolution and scaling issues as well as extended boot time problems etc. etc. which only occurred with HDMI to HDTV. My client's pooter has the new Crucial m4 SATA3 SSD as well which ordinarily boots in about 23 secs from coldstart (OS in 11 secs) using a standard monitor. So yeah, I happened to notice. The problem identified by a persistent Reset hang, which could only be fixed by yanking out a RAM module, could also account for these multiple issues.

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