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Syncmaster 245bw monitor resolution screen and resolution issues

When i display this monitor in 1920 by 1200 resolution it cuts off about 5 inches of the screen and the only way to see the far left or right of the screen is to scroll the mouse to the far left or right. i just updated my nvidia geforce fx5600 xt to the latest drivers and that did nothing. Also when i hook my xbox 360 up to the monitor it can only be displayed in 640 by 480 resolution. If i change the display resolution on the xbox the screen blows up and i can only see the middle of the screen. kinda like if you're using a high resolution on a computer and uninstall your video drivers everything gets HUGE.

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  • Frostrazor Nov 26, 2007

    what 2 devices are not compatible? the xbox and the monitor? if so why not? a few friends of mine use their computer monitor and their xbox this way.

    also what would cause the "scroll" to happen when i use the monitor with my computer?

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I have tried all my res settings and can still scroll off the screen to the right even on 800 by 640 , monitor says its 50/50 so it should be centered anyone know how to fix this

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These two devices are not compatible, you may need to read the information on this LCD MONITOR to see if the resolutions are compatible, this often times happen when monitors are purchased!

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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    Herman Briggs Nov 27, 2007

    Resolution changes cause your scroll to occurr, this happens when a monitors resolution is set too high. The best way to figure this one out is to work with the resolution.

    Test the theory:

    Right click on desktop

    Select properties

    Tab over to settings

    there is a bar in the left bottom corner

    Screen resolution

    Less starting at 800 by 600

    More ending 2048 by 1536

    these settings vary based on drivers installed and graphics card

    When you select one of that suits your needs

    Select Apply

    Your screen will flicker and you will be given a preview of what your screen will look like with the selection you have chosen

    Continue to play around with this until you have found the appropriate setting!

  • Herman Briggs
    Herman Briggs Nov 29, 2007

    This fix was a good attempt! Thanks for the bad rating! I believe I have to go back and look up inappropriate!

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