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I have a Dell PC with an ATI Fire GL X! video card connected to wide screen monitor. Aspect ratio seems wrong This is very noticable in Autocad where circles appear as elipses and squares as rectangles etc.I cannot find how to correct this - please help

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    What operating system are you using?

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    Is you resoluiion correct?

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You need to change the screens resolution to the one of the monitor: right click on an empty part of the desktop, click Properties, click Setting then move the slider till the native resolution of the monitor is selected. Now click Apply and OK.

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If your configuration is 1. the tv will only match the monitor resolution, so if you change the screen resolution, you may get bars on the monitor, and the tv will go wide screen.

if your configuration is 2. the tv is controlled independently and you can select it to change its resolution to an appropriate aspect resolution. *this requires that your video card gives you the correct screen resolution for your tv. not all displays will work.

If your configuration is 3. the tv is the only resolution that is being pushed and just adjust the resolution til the screen is filled in.

To adjust the screen resolution, right click on the desktop where there isnt an icon and select either Properties (windows xp) or Screen Resolution (windows vista, 7 and 8).

if you have 2 screens press the identify button and it will put a number on each screen. click the appropriate screen and go to the resolution dropdown below. Change, apply and if it doesn't look right, revert and try a different setting. if you try them all and it won't take up the full screen, then the video card can't push the video resolution your monitor wants.

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As I sit here writing this on my 12" wide aspect LCD I have a 2" wide white space on each side of my screen due to my 1280 x 800 aspect ratio.

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If you had a high end LCD (WUXGA 1920 x 1200), the web page would fill the upper left 1/4 of the screen.

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