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Windows 7: Radeon HD 5700 series graphic card

09 May 2010   #1

windows xp and windows 7
Radeon HD 5700 series graphic card

Usually I use Nvidia graphic cards but in my new computer I have gone for the Radeon HD 5700 series card. Here is the problem. I have an older type game designed for a 4:3 display. I have a wide screen monitor which stretches the game video to fill the screen. In my old computer with the Nvidia display adapter I could choose a fixed aspect ratio to make the game appear normal. Can I do the same with the Radeon card? I haven't been able to find any such adjustments in the radeon software. Any help is appreciated.


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09 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit

hm. you can change the screen res to do that
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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM

If the monitor is connected via DVI, you can change the scaling options to GPU scalling with fixed aspect ratio.
Drop the Desktop resolution to the 4:3 res you intend to game at then

CCC - Desktop & Displays - Right Click small Monitor at bottom - Configure - Attributes - Tick Enable GPU scaling - Maintain aspect ratio.

Once set you can go back up to your native resolution. DX9 & GPU scaling works as intended. DX10 & 11 games only hold maintain aspect ratio if the desktop res is matched to the game res, before you launch the game.
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10 May 2010   #4

windows xp and windows 7


Thanks for your very accurate description of what to do. It worked a treat. You obviously know your way round the Radeon software.

Thanks again,

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