Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to connect a Samsung 22" SyncMaster with my laptop running Windows 7 32-bit, an AMD HD 6500 Mobility. Though Catalyst Control Centre as well as Windows identify the correct resolution of 1650x1080, and it is selected, it isn't displayed. Looks more like a lower resolution that's getting stretched over the monitor. The weird part: The monitor worked for years without problems, one day it decided not to work properly anymore. Maybe some update issue, I have no idea.

share|improve this question
    
1080p is usually 1920x1080. What's the native resolution of your monitor model? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 17 '11 at 5:02
    
I have the same issue. I found this post, but it did not seem to help. tomshardware.com/forum/… –  Stopher87 Mar 9 '12 at 1:14

1 Answer 1

I believe this issue is due to the Samsung screen's auto adjustment feature. My problem occurred when I hit auto adjust by mistake and the screen attempted to adjust the picture to fit the screen, although it did not have enough information to do so. (My background image, like many, does not fill the full screen. The monitor made the assumption it did and attempted to rectify the problem by stretching my background image and thus messing with the resolution in the process).

Putting something full screen with lots of detail (like a browser page) on the misshapen screen and then hitting auto again (right next to the power button on the screen) resolved the issue for me.

Good luck!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.