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Gaming resolution

#1pelon213Posted 11/2/2013 10:14:32 PM
I need some help plz. I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage. I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then. When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border. What am i doing wrong, how can i get rid of that border? I am using AMD catalyst remote center.
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#2TheWayOfTheGunPosted 11/2/2013 10:17:35 PM
If you have a 1080p monitor you should not be switching resolutions. If text is too small just make it larger via you OS font options.

If you go into your GPU control panel, what does it say the native resolution is? You shouldn't have a black bar if you are running that.
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#3KabtheMentatPosted 11/2/2013 10:18:25 PM
Go to scaling options and make it 0%.
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#4KenimaticPosted 11/2/2013 10:21:25 PM
Woah, woah wait.

I need some help plz. I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage. I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then. When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border. What am i doing wrong, how can i get rid of that border? I am using AMD catalyst remote center.

" I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage"

Wait, so is your monitor 1920 x 1080 or is it 1280 x 768?

"I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then."

Hm.

"When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border."

Um, I usually have this happen after uninstalling AMD drivers, or like when I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8.

For me, what fixed that was changing the scaling options in AMD Catalyst Control Center. Here's a screen:

http://i.imgur.com/AVP1AoM.png
#5pelon213(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 10:25:48 PM
Kenimatic posted...
Woah, woah wait.

I need some help plz. I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage. I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then. When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border. What am i doing wrong, how can i get rid of that border? I am using AMD catalyst remote center.

" I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage"

Wait, so is your monitor 1920 x 1080 or is it 1280 x 768?

"I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then."

Hm.

"When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border."

Um, I usually have this happen after uninstalling AMD drivers, or like when I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8.

For me, what fixed that was changing the scaling options in AMD Catalyst Control Center. Here's a screen:

http://i.imgur.com/AVP1AoM.png



My monitor is 1080p
I did upgrade to 8.1 recently
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#6KidIcarootsPosted 11/2/2013 10:27:28 PM
TC, stop. Just stop.

Discover what is the native resolution of your monitor. Also check for updates for your video drivers.
#7pelon213(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 10:29:23 PM
my native res is 1920X1080
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#8TheWayOfTheGunPosted 11/2/2013 10:32:56 PM
If you are running 1080p on a 1080p display then it is either a scaling issue already mentioned that can be fixed in the control panel or some obscure AMD issue that I have no input on.
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#9pelon213(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 10:34:56 PM
Kenimatic posted...
Woah, woah wait.

I need some help plz. I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage. I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then. When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border. What am i doing wrong, how can i get rid of that border? I am using AMD catalyst remote center.

" I have my PC running at 1280 X 768 for my normal usage"

Wait, so is your monitor 1920 x 1080 or is it 1280 x 768?

"I don't want to use 1920 X 1080 since everything is too small then."

Hm.

"When i game, i am running my games at 1920 X 1080. When i run at that resolution, there is a black border."

Um, I usually have this happen after uninstalling AMD drivers, or like when I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8.

For me, what fixed that was changing the scaling options in AMD Catalyst Control Center. Here's a screen:

http://i.imgur.com/AVP1AoM.png



This fixed it, thank you very much.

One more quick question. Since i am running my desktop at 1280X768, that is basically 720 right? Some of my windows apps on 8.1 won't open under 1280X720 so that is why i went up 1 more resolution.
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#10DragnfyrPosted 11/2/2013 10:40:35 PM(edited)
If you find things are too small you should still use 1920x1080 but just increase Windows DPI to 120DPI (125%) instead of the default 96DPI (100%).
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