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Windows 7 Screen is stretched too wide and too tall.....


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#1 Football_Bat

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:23 PM

I have researched for two days and many hours trying to resolve this.  I'm using an Acer with an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220 @2.40 GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit, and nvidia geforce 7100 / nforce 630i.  My other cpu blew up the other day so I dug this one out.  It hadn't been updated since 2011....so I did the Windows Update on it and updated to the newest drivers for the Nvidia.

Now, for the problem.  The display is the correct resolution and looks good, but I can't see the edges of my windows on my monitor or television.  Personalize is set to aero, custom text size is at 100%, and I changed resolution in Nvidia control panel for my correct tv size,  Nvidia has a size and position tab, but the position tab is just for centering and the size deals with scaling but I'm not quite sure how that works.  I tried all the available scaling options, applied them, and zero result.  

I'm just trying to get the desktop and windows within the borders of my monitor and tv.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:30 PM

In the nvidia control panel, do you see a underscan/overscan setting?



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:35 PM

In the nvidia control panel, do you see a underscan/overscan setting?

I do not see that.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:05 AM

Manufacturer and model of monitor?

 

What resolution are you using?

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

Manufacturer and model of monitor?

 

What resolution are you using?

 

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EMachines Model: E202HL 

Resolution is: 1360x768  

That is the resolution that got my windows borders the closest in.  Anything under 1280x768 doesn't look right and even then, the borders were no closer in.  I'm also using an RCA 42" flat screen and it looks the exact same as the monitor.  I've gone through the entire range of resolutions.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

When using the monitor what do you get with a 1600 x 900 resolution?

 

720p TV use 1280 x 720

 

1080p TV use 1920 x 1080


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 September 2017 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

When using the monitor what do you get with a 1600 x 900 resolution?

 

720p TV use 1280 x 720

 

1080p TV use 1920 x 1080

With the monitor it's 1600x900
My older flat screen(1080p) will only go as high as 1360x768.  

I exclusively use the tv for my cpu.  I hooked the monitor back up and the cpu indeed does detect which display is being used and adjusts resolution accordingly.


Edited by Football_Bat, 29 September 2017 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

The monitor looks correct at 1600 x 900?  I can't say how you will fix the TV resolution if it only goes to 1360 x 768. Are you using HDMI between the TV and computer?

 

Edit: I googled to find out that a 720p TV has a native resolution of 1360 x 768. Perhaps your TV is 1080i or interlaced to make 720p appear as 1080.

 

https://superuser.com/questions/393073/resolution-setting-for-32-inch-lcd-tv-as-a-pc-monitor


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 September 2017 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:52 PM

The monitor looks correct at 1600 x 900?  I can't say how you will fix the TV resolution if it only goes to 1360 x 768. Are you using HDMI between the TV and computer?

 

Edit: I googled to find out that a 720p TV has a native resolution of 1360 x 768. Perhaps your TV is 1080i or interlaced to make 720p appear as 1080.

 

https://superuser.com/questions/393073/resolution-setting-for-32-inch-lcd-tv-as-a-pc-monitor

I appreciate the help.  I'm not really sure what the tv is doing, but it is an older lcd.  I'm not using HDMI though.  My problem doesn't really keep me from most tasks, just when I play my Doom wads.

Edit: Also, this seems to be an Nvidia problem.  I might get a different result if I rip the graphics card out of the other cpu and install it.


Edited by Football_Bat, 29 September 2017 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:32 PM

You may get better results using HDMI if the TV has a HDMI port.






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