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I have just bought a SyncMaster 2330HD and installed it as a second monitor.
With 1920x1080 resolution (60 Hz refresh rate) I have two problems:

  1. the text appears with a bit of an aura around it.
  2. the image does not stretch to the end of the screen. I can't find the option that streches it.

In the following picture you can see the aura and the gap on the top monitor, with the old monitor that doesn't have this problem below it.

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BTW, I'm not seeing this problem with other resolutions, but I want 1920x1080.

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In your video card control panel (Nvidia/ATI Catalyst/Intel Graphics/etc.), there's an option usually called "GPU scaling" which you should disable (use native) to avoid any stretching. Also disable any other scaling or zoom options, such as Underscan/Overscan which may also prevent a native resolution image.

If all scaling options are disabled AND the resolution is set to 1920x1080, no stretching of any kind should occur, the picture should fill the screen and the image should look crisp.

Note: Posted for reference, after having discussing it in your other question.

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First thing I would do is try to update the drivers for your monitor. Usually windows uses a plug n play driver. The only other cause could be your graphics card drivers in my opinion

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  1. Update graphics driver.
  2. Configure windows cleartype text.
  3. Connect display using HDMI(no VGA/DVI)
  4. Install drivers for your. diplay(not display drivers. you can find them in optional updates for windows.)
  5. Use auto-adjust on your display.

btw, by second display, you mean you are using both displays simultaneously??

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