Consistent Image Scaling problem

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  1. FFloader

    FFloader New Member

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    Hi,

    I seem to have a problem regarding image scaling. I have a HP Elitebook 8730w, btw. When I change my resolution to something other that the native resolution, I get black bars all around the screen. I searched the internet for days, and every 'supposed solution' simply didn't work.
    (I recently upgraded Vista to 7 (clean install) btw, everything ran fine in Vista)

    Here are the things I tried:

    Updated my graphics driver (I have a ATI mobility radeon HD 3670).
    Fully updated windows,
    Checked the image scaling options in CCC, nothing happens.

    I'm at a loss, really. I would be VERY grateful (and suprised) if you have a solution.
    Can you help me, or do I have to consult the ATI helpdesk about this problem?

    Thanks, Chris
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I had a similar problem with my HD 4850 when switching from vista to win7. I actually found a fix inside the ATI Catalyst Control Center. Open CCC and somewhere in the display configuration for your monitor ensure that there is no over/underscan.

    For some reason my CCC had a small degree of underscan turned on which led to the black bars you mentioned. A word of caution, when you start your games up and pick the native resolution the underscan may show up again. Just turn on any options for windowed mode and/or full screen and then turn off windowed mode again and the black bars should go away. Hope that helps!
     
  3. FFloader

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    Thanks for the email. I'm only using the LCD monitor of my laptop, so scaling options aren't available.
    I noticed that some low resolutions (like 800x600) DO work when I switch on image scaling options, really strange.
     
  4. FFloader

    FFloader New Member

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    This problem is NOT fixed, btw....
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I'm sorry,. that's all i have
     

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