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Finally got my monitor and completed my setup.....BUT...

#1RoutineInsanityPosted 11/13/2013 10:02:02 AM
only problem is....my screen is in letterbox. ive got about an inch of black on both the right and left margins, and about half an inch on the top and bottom margins.

i've tried adjusting my display settings, but it won't go away.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008484Q6E/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The margins aren't that big of a deal...but i would kinda like them to go away.

any and all help is appreciated
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#2thatfool12GsPosted 11/13/2013 10:36:55 AM
Sounds like the drivers for your video card need to be updated or installed.

When I first built my rig I had the same issue, installed the most recent Nvidia drivers and resolved the issue.
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#3RoutineInsanity(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 3:11:41 PM
Drivers are as up to date as i can make them, but it didn't help. i've tried changing the settings again, but still nothing.

its more annoying than anything, but it doesnt effect gameplay.

any other ideas on what it might be?
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#4Killah PriestPosted 11/13/2013 3:19:47 PM
overscan settings.
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#5MaxCHEATER64Posted 11/13/2013 3:21:40 PM
Are you sure you're running the maximum resolution? Open up Catalyst Control Center, go to display settings and make sure it says 1920x1080.
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#6gastamanPosted 11/13/2013 3:21:52 PM
There's no auto-adjust setting on the monitor itself?
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#7RoutineInsanity(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 3:26:12 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Are you sure you're running the maximum resolution? Open up Catalyst Control Center, go to display settings and make sure it says 1920x1080.


Highest resolution it has in the control center is 1680x1050.

The auto detect set it to 1080p at 60Hz. doesnt give me the option to go any higher than that
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#8RoutineInsanity(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 3:31:11 PM
RoutineInsanity posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Are you sure you're running the maximum resolution? Open up Catalyst Control Center, go to display settings and make sure it says 1920x1080.


Highest resolution it has in the control center is 1680x1050.

The auto detect set it to 1080p at 60Hz. doesnt give me the option to go any higher than that


I'm much better with the hardware components of a computer than i am with the setup.
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#9Killah PriestPosted 11/13/2013 3:33:24 PM
sounds like the drivers are incorrect either for the monitor or the gpu if its not letting you pick 1080p

look for the "my digital flat panels" tab and Properties (digital flat panel) and make sure its displaying your monitor model and 1920 X 1080 max resolution.
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#10MaxCHEATER64Posted 11/13/2013 3:34:17 PM
If it's limited at 1680x1050, then that's your problem. Your monitor is displaying 1920x1080 but the picture it's displaying is only 1680x1050, so you end up with around three hundred thousand pixels that aren't doing anything. Hence, letterboxing.

Try going through the control panel in windows and seeing if it can force it up to 1080p.

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