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Need Help with Display Problem Never Had Before

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#1 Stereoeggs


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

Hello to everyone!  :) 

I have my computer system connected by HDMI cable to my flat-screen TV. 

Everything was working fine until my computer and TV/display abruptly crashed due to a momentary power outage (and failure of my UPS). (...Probably a battery needing replacement in the UPS...there were no lightning strikes.)

After rebooting my system, I received notice that my graphics card software had been reset to its default settings. 

I know I did some tweaking of my graphics settings, but I do not remember all of the software settings I had prior to the reset to defaults. 

The problem is, while I can use my graphics card scaling to reduce the size of my desktop to fill but not overshoot the size of my TV/display, my video games are displaying an image that is too large to fit the size of my TV/display...even though, as I've said, I was not having this problem until my graphics card software reset itself to its default settings.

I have researched online what to do, without finding a solution. I have tried various settings using the graphics card software, but nothing I have tried has worked. 

I will be Very grateful to anyone who can tell me how I can once again get my video games to display full-screen, at 1080p, as was the case before the reset to default settings.

Thank you for your time and any help you can give me.

Here’s a break-down of my system:

- Dual-boot Windows XP Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 3) and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 1); 
- Asus DDR3 2400 Intel LGA 2011 Motherboard P9X79-E WS; 
- Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820; 
- Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler;
- 4 x CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9; 
- Mushkin MKNSSDRE1TB Reactor 1TB SATA III 6Gb 2.5inch SSD;
- Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT1024M550SSD1;
- Crucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT480M500SSD1;
- MSI RX480 8GB GDDR5 Gaming X Twin Frozr VI graphics card;
- Seasonic PRIME 850 Titanium (SSR-850TD Active PFC F3) power supply;
- Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case CC-9011030-WW;
- CyberPower 1285AVR, 1285VA/750W (UPS) 
- Dynex DX-46L260A12 46-inch 1080p TV being used as the display/screen 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

Have you tried restoring your system with system restore to before the problem occurred?

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#3 Stereoeggs

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

I cannot do a System Restore because I stupidly turned off System Restore and deleted restore points when I felt I was in desperate need to free up some additional RAM on my SSD C: drive. 


Also, reducing screen resolution (which I have tried) is an unsatisfactory solution for several reasons, one of them being that doing so makes some critical game text appear too small to read.


I will be Very grateful to anyone who can tell me how I can once again get my video games to display full-screen, as was the case before the graphics card reset itself to default settings after the short power outage. There must be some way to do this.

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