Over-wide desktop

  Jeff W 20:06 09 Dec 2009
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I have just purchased a 24" Iiyama widescreen monitor E2407 which has a native resolution of 1920 x1080.

I have a Radeon x700 series graphics card.

Windows XP Home

I have set the display resolution in Control Panel/Display/Settings to 1920 x 1080 but the resulting desktop display looks very stretched and extends by about one-third wider than the screen and needs to be scrolled left and right to access the full area.

This surely can't be right - I'd be grateful for some advice on this.

Thanks

Jeff W

  mgmcc 20:09 09 Dec 2009

Does the monitor have an "auto adjust" function in its controls, which might correct it?

  Jeff W 20:12 09 Dec 2009

It does - and I have tried it to no avail. The largest resolution I can use to get the whole desktop on the screen is 1440 x 900.

  GaT7 20:19 09 Dec 2009

Try the latest driver version - 9.11 is the latest click here.

At times, older cards work best with older drivers - so if no joy with the latest click here to download older ones. G

  mgmcc 20:24 09 Dec 2009

What happens if you use the monitors controls to decrease the image "width" so that it fits within the screen? The fact that it appears "stretched" suggests that the width setting is too high.

  GaT7 20:42 09 Dec 2009

mgmcc, fair tip. But as he says, it cannot be adjusted higher than 1440 x 900. If anything, the width setting is too low! Should be 1080 instead of 900. G

  Jeff W 20:47 09 Dec 2009

mgmcc - the desktop is far wider than can be adjusted with the width setting - even with the setting at its minimum it's still far too wide.

Crossbow 7 - I'll give that a try - looks a bit involved, I'll sit down tomorrow and install a new graphics card driver.

The 1440 x 900 setting doesn't look too bad - I get the feeling though text could be a bit sharper.

  GaT7 20:49 09 Dec 2009

The native resolution will make text look pin sharp. G

  onionskin 22:24 09 Dec 2009

What's that LCD-EE™ thingy? Do you need to turn it on or anything?

  woodchip 22:28 09 Dec 2009

the monitor should have built in Screen Controls, have you read the Manual on how to adjust it?

  DieSse 22:58 09 Dec 2009

That's very odd, as the aspect ratio you say looks correct (1440x900) is 1.6

Whereas 1920x1080, the native resolution, is a ratio of 1.78

Doesn't compute (as they say). A screen can't fit both of those statements as far as I can see.

So my conclusion is that either your graphics card or screen is faulty - probably the screen from what you say.

Can you test it elsewhere?

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