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 just upgraded my PC:

My old one can only support up to 1280x800 and everything looks fine. But when I upgraded and now it can support up to 1440x900 but the problm is, it looks stretched vertically. The usually square now looks a standing rectangle.

How could I fix my display?

share|improve this question
    
These resolutions are the same ratio (1.6:1) they should look the same. Are there black bars on either side of the monitor? What type of monitor is it? It sounds like you need to change your monitors settings. –  ChrisF Oct 4 '12 at 8:46
    
My monitor is a viewsonic vx1937wma. I'm not sure if it was 1280x800 but it's 1280xsomething –  Pineapple Under the Sea Oct 4 '12 at 8:55
    
The native resolution should be 1440x900 for viewsonic vx1937wma. Have you tried "auto adjust" the monitor? –  Jeremy Oct 4 '12 at 9:33
    
1440x900 is the native reolution so it should be fine. How are you connecting? VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP? Try just hitting the Auto button. Try disconnecting the display output and reconnecting it. –  Miles Hayler Oct 4 '12 at 9:34
    
Yes I tried the auto button but it still looks elongated. –  Pineapple Under the Sea Oct 4 '12 at 11:20
show 1 more comment

1 Answer

Just from some simple math I can tell you it won't look right, if you expand the image 50 on the sides, and 80 up and down you will no longer have the same ratio. 1440x900 is the native resolution, so you might just have to try some other resolutions till you find one you like. http://www.viewsonic.com.au/product_pdfs/lcd/19/E-VX1937wm.pdf

share|improve this answer
    
The ratios are the same - 1:1.6 –  ChrisF Oct 5 '12 at 21:41
    
My resolution was to downgrade to 1280x1024 :( –  Pineapple Under the Sea Oct 5 '12 at 21:50
add comment

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.