windows 7 - AMD - Stretched screen

  • Maik Klein

    I have a Samsung syncmaster. I usually have 1920x1080 but I want to play another game in a lower resolution.

    The problem that I encounter is that my image doesn't get stretched. It just gets smaller and I see black gaps on the side.

    What I tried so far:

    Scaling options in my monitor -> set to Screen Fit

    In my AMD driver Overscan-Underscan

    GPU-Scaling is grayed out.

    I am using a HD6870 -> Driver version 12.10 on Windows 7

    Any ideas how I can stretch my screen?

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  • kd304

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  • David Spillett

    I'm not familiar with the standard nVidia drives these days (my last card and the one that will arrive tomorrow are ATIs) but centered/scales/stretched timings when displaying lower-than-native resolutions are an option in the ATI drivers.

    I suggest browsing round all the tabs in the nVidia settings to see if you can find a similar option.

    It could also be your monitor responding wrongly to the signal timings. Have you tried just using it's horizontal and vertical size+position controls?

  • kinokijuf

    I had the exact same problem when I was playing games with Windows 7 and it is now fixed. Simply go in Control Panel, Appearance and Personnalization, NVIDIA Control Panel, Select: Change flat panel scaling and check the following option: Use display scaling. After you apply these changes you will see the option change back to where is was but don't worry your settings has been apply the way you wanted.