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new graphics card - screen resolution problem

By jools182
Oct 23, 2007
  1. Bought the X1650PRO and fitted it today

    After a few problems (blue screen of death etc!!) got it working

    Only thing now is everything on the screen looks so small

    All my desktop icons are smaller, and even web pages only fill about 3/4 of the screen width

    I have tried messing with the resolution but none of them look right (distorted or too big)

    Any ideas??
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    what size is your screen, and is it lcd or crt (thin one or big tv-style)
     
  3. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    its a 19" thin one
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    ok, try setting the resolution to 1280x960 or 1280x1024 and the refresh rate to 60Hz

    if that doesn't sort it out then try using the screen's menus to adjust the size to make it go right to the edges (if you have a black border around the image)
     
  5. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Cheers!
    Will try it and let you know
     
  6. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Tried both those settings and the icons are still very small
    Web pages still only 3/4 screen width
    There isn't any black at the edges of the screen, but web pages used to fill the full width of the screen before I fitted the new card:confused:
     
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    what was your old graphics card? was it ati or nvidia?
     
  8. tutkas

    tutkas TS Rookie

    Have you tried updating your video drivers - there can be something wrong there or u could mess around in the ATI control panel...
     
  9. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    that's what i was thinking, i wanted to make sure that the card hadn't been upgraded from an nvidia because you would need to uninstall those drivers first
     
  10. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Hi
    It was nvidia but I did uninstall all the drivers first
    I tried the ATI control panel but it did the same thing as the normal control panel settings

    :(
     
  11. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    did you install the latest drivers from the website or use ones from a cd?

    also, would you be able to post a picture of your screen (a photo of the actual monitor) so that i have a better idea of your problem? :)
     
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