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I have my 13" laptop connected via VGA to a 23" ext. monitor but I noticed that images are slightly squashed/stretched out horizontally. (i.e. circles slightly look like ovals [X > Y])

My laptop resolution is 1280 x 800 at 60 Hz (GMA 950) while it's outputting 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz on my ext. monitor

I've configured the GMA utility to maintain aspect ratio on both displays and the ext. monitor is set to 16:9.

Is there any way to correct the image so it doesn't look squashed/stretched out on the ext. monitor?

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the ext. monitor is set to 16:9.

1280x800 and 1680x1050 are both 16:10

  • 1280÷16 = 800÷10 = 80
  • 1680÷16 = 1050÷10 = 105
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i.e. the external monitor is set to the wrong resolution/ratio – Xantec Dec 3 '10 at 17:59

Solved my problem via this guide:

Just some DTD editing with an install of a modified gfx driver got it working.

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