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The display is too large for the monitor

The material display on the screen is to large to be able to see all of it.
I have tried to reset the display but it will not change from th lowest seting even with a new video card and new drivers for my HP vs17 monitor. What can I try next?

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HAve you tried adjusting the resolution and what is your current resolution?

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 12, 2009

    To check or adjust the resolution on your computer, on your desktop, right click and select properties, then settings, and from there you can see the slider with the resolution under it and color setting on the right. What is it currently set to and can you basicly tell me everything that reads on this area:

  • Ekse Mar 12, 2009

    The Optimal resolution for this display is 1280 × 1024 (60hz) at other settings the screen maybe out of focus higher settings might cause only part of the desktop to be displayed.

    If you have a camera, a picture might also be helpful, also have you tried another display with the computer? how about this display with another computer?

    Do you have the same problem with another display?

    Does the other computer have the same issue with your display but not with another display?


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