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#1 Dociu

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:11 AM

Hi,

I was running WinXP Pro, in 22 LCD Widescreen Monitor, in 1600 x 900, words is small and viewing IE is headache.

But if I run any smaller resolution the image and videos etc will get stretch on side, will this spoilt the video card or other hardware in long run? :thumbsup:

Anyone knows of any program that fix the stretch image problem while running on less resolution?

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:48 AM

The stretched image won't do any harm to components. It just looks wrong, and can be corrected by setting a resolution using the same ratio as the native resolution of your monitor. Is 1600x900 the native resolution for your monitor? That is, it actually has a screen with 1600x900 pixels. If so, it is 16:9 format. Widescreens can also be 16:10.

If yours is 16:9, a lower resolution using the same ratio, like 1280x800, will enlarge the screen elements and keep them in proportion. Depending on your video hardware, your video driver and monitor .inf setup, you may not have any suitable resolutions available. Do you have the "driver" (.inf file) for your monitor installed? It's usually supplied on a disc with the monitor.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:02 AM

My native is 1600 x 1050.

the fonts are too small and its hard to change every program fonts to large and most do not have that options.

But if I used smaller res image / video all is stretch.

the change flat panel scaling in my nvidia control panel don't works, got any good programs to change this?

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I'm running Winxp pro and nvidia 8800gts control panel.

Edited by Dociu, 08 September 2007 - 05:47 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:08 AM

Do you mean 1680x1050? Looks like your screen is 16:10, the commonest for monitors, as 16:9 is a TV ratio.

The 16:10 resolutions commonly available below your native are 1600x1024, 1440x900, 1280x800. If any of these are available in your settings, the screen aspect will remain correct (no stretching).

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:22 AM

Do you mean 1680x1050? Looks like your screen is 16:10, the commonest for monitors, as 16:9 is a TV ratio.

The 16:10 resolutions commonly available below your native are 1600x1024, 1440x900, 1280x800. If any of these are available in your settings, the screen aspect will remain correct (no stretching).


I googled for that information the other day, very good post.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:56 PM

Do you mean 1680x1050? Looks like your screen is 16:10, the commonest for monitors, as 16:9 is a TV ratio.

The 16:10 resolutions commonly available below your native are 1600x1024, 1440x900, 1280x800. If any of these are available in your settings, the screen aspect will remain correct (no stretching).


My profile don't have those settings, how to put those resolutions so I can set them? Thanks.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:39 AM

If items are small on the screen at higher resolutions, increasing the DPI setting in Windows may make things, especially fonts, more viewable. I avoided higher resolutions for a long time because they made viewing text difficult until I discovered how to change DPI.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:30 AM

Dociu, do you have a "driver" installed in Windows for your monitor (usually supplied with the monitor on a CD), or is the monitor supposed to be Plug&Play? P&P may give a limited range of options. If you don't have anything to install to identify the monitor to Windows, post the brand & model & we may be able to find an .inf from the manufacturer to inform Windows of the monitor's capabilities.

To try DJBPace's suggestion, do as indicated here:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...s.mspx?mfr=true

Using the monitor at native resolution and adjusting the size of objects will give the greatest clarity of display.

Edited by Platypus, 10 September 2007 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:48 AM

I have set it to native now, and all size to largest except I didnt use zooming. but still finds it small.

Install latest driver for the monitor, still could not get those other resolution.


Thanks Platypus, I was still scratching head how to go about setting DPI. :thumbsup:

Edited by Dociu, 11 September 2007 - 07:50 AM.





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