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Why does Windows 7 put black borders on my screen when I set my Res to 1366x768?

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1 year ago#1
80/80.

Whenever I try to set Windows 7 to display in my monitors native resolution of 1366x768, it places these annoying slim black borders on either side of the screen, effectively capping it at 1360x768.

Why does it do this and is there anything I can do about to make it use the full resolution of my monitor, or am I stuck with 1360x768? (Not that it's a huge deal, but it is annoying.)
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1 year ago#2
Go into your video card settings and make sure it's set to stretch,
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1 year ago#3
Check the user manual of your display, see what resolutions it supports. I think it has something to do with 1366 not divisible by 8, 1360 is.
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1 year ago#4
what is the native resolution of your monitor?
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1 year ago#5
I got a black bar on two, sometimes seven
1 year ago#6
fatali posted...
what is the native resolution of your monitor?


Like I said, 1366x768.
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1 year ago#7
Something tells me 1366x768 may not be your monitor's native resolution, or you wouldn't be having this problem. What is the make and model of your monitor?
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1 year ago#8
It's a Westinghouse DW32H1G1, which the manual and AMD Catalyst Control Center identify as a 1366x768 monitor.
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1 year ago#9
It's a TV... so there's an overscan mode... chances are you're set to use that... which means that your TV has squished things up so that the bits that normally would not be seen are visible. At least that's what I'm guessing the problem is. If you set your TV to not use overscan mode you'll probably find that the picture fits neatly and the black bars are now hidden behind the edge of the TV.
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1 year ago#10
Yep... That's what threw it off. You're calling it a monitor, but it's not - it's a TV. Overscan is going to be the problem.
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