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Windows 7: ATI card is not filling the whole screen

09 Nov 2009   #1
MindB

windows 7
 
 
ATI card is not filling the whole screen

Ok so this is the problem,

I had a win7 compurer next to my tv to serve as a media center, worked fine but pc was very old so I went out and got a faster new one, so I could also watch bluray movies and other large files.

the new pc works fine also but I'm having a lot of troube with the screen resolution I've got a fullHD 42" Philips lcd tv, and im using the HDMI input on the tv, the ATI card is set to 1920x1080 but the screen is displaying an inch of black all around the desktop..., im using the ati catalist driver in this case.

win7 initially made the card work with wddm 1.0 or something, that picture was perfect! but then the audio did not go through the HDMI cable so i had to install CCC.......

so, I either get good picture and no sound or I get an inch of darknes and HDMI sound

I't took me a full day of messing around with drivers and reinstalling win7 twice before I came here, please anyone? what would be the answer to making this work?

thanks, MindB


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09 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Look for some setting, either on the screen itself or for the driver, to adjust "overscanning." If you can't find something like this, Google for it with "ATI" and there should be an app that can take care of this for you.
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09 Nov 2009   #3
MindB

windows 7
 
 

Yep found it, its an option in ccc, you can actually crop your screen, thanks a lot!!!
feelin kinda stupid, one complete sunday spend on this, anyway thanks for helping me out.
grtz, MindB
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09 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Not stupid. Most people wouldn't know about that. Enjoy!
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03 Jul 2010   #5
meatseeker

windows 7
 
 

i have the same problem windows 7 ati radeon hd 4800 and philips 42in tv as a monitor and i have a inch black border i want to get rid of i have it in best res and everything i just can strech it like i could with nivda but i know it can be because i somehow had done it about a year ago and updated the driver and lost it back to hear and for 2 days i havent been able to work out how i done it before any help please thank you.
nathan
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03 Jul 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Not asking for help would be silly and definitely asking does not make the question stupid, I think this is what you are looking for. Go to Control Panel> Desktops and Displays --> rightclick on monitor in the Select a Display box --> Configure --> Scaling Options and adjust your scaling to fill your monitor.
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03 Jul 2010   #7
meatseeker

windows 7
 
 

thank i when into the catalyst control center and done what you said to the letter but it just brings me to an information center for the graphics software and hardware with system info box underneth each but nothing else to do so im not sure what to do.
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03 Jul 2010   #8
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Weird, what is the frequency it reads for the TV, if it is 60Hz check and verify the TV is 60Hz in the TV's setup menu if it is 59Hz you'll need to change it and force it to use 59Hz. You should also check the box where the resolutions are and tick do not show resolutions that do not apply (worded something along those lines). Also check your TV user manual to verify your TV to PC video settings are exactly per manufacturer specs, some TV's will use HDMI but not work correctly as a monitor attached to a PC and need to use the VGA for PC use qwhich means you attach a DVI-VGA converter to attach the TV.
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03 Jul 2010   #9
meatseeker

windows 7
 
 

thank you for your help i done it in the end after downloading the newest edition of catalyst thing.
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03 Jul 2010   #10
rebound

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meatseeker View Post
thank i when into the catalyst control center and done what you said to the letter but it just brings me to an information center for the graphics software and hardware with system info box underneth each but nothing else to do so im not sure what to do.
Hi. This is my first post so I hope it helps

After having not used it for a long time, I found the new CCC a bit confusing to navigate. I am presuming the CCC looks the same to everyone regardless of model. On mine, in the drop down menu I chose Desktops and Displays, then I actually had to click the little triangle on the small icon at the bottom showing my display and select Configure from the drop-down that appears.

HTH even if only for people with the HD5450.
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