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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:36 AM

So, I was playing an old game (CnC Generals) and when I quit the game, the sides of my monitor are now just black and unused (about 3-*4 inches on either side).  I've restarted the computer, unplugged the monitor (which is plugged in HDMI), uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for the graphics card and am now at a loss of what to do and am wondering if my graphics card hasn't died.  Everything was fine before hand-nothing changed or added in over a year.  Any ideas on what to try next?

 

Windows 8.1 64bit

32Gb ram

Nvidia Geforce GTX550Ti graphics card

27" Hyundai monitor

600w PSU

 

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

Does doing a reset on the Monitor using it's menu bring it back? Has the resolution changed in the Nvidia Control Panel?

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

I'll try the reset when I get home, but the resolution is the same in the Nvidia control panel (1920x1080).


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

You were in the right area JohnC - the monitor was set to a scale of 4:3 instead of 16:9!  Fixed it....with a little embarrassment for not finding it myself!!!

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

Glad you got it sorted out. Thanks for the update.






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