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scaling screen smaller then 100% to retain native res

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    scaling screen smaller then 100% to retain native res


    Yesterday I installed the Nvidea driver for my Geforce 210 (desktop resize and scaling options) in Windows 8. After the update, my screen flickering black. System restore and it still works again.

    Now I have a problem with the scaling of the screen, because the corners are not visible at my screen, and I want to retain my recommended and native screen resolution, to avoid a blurry screen.

    Are there possibilities in Windows without the NVIDIA tool, to scale mij screen smaller than 100 percent ( the Windows tool make text smaller or larger will only work ABOVE 100%, and not smaller)

    Any ideas?, thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    After you installed the driver, did you reboot? By default, NVidia does not force a reboot, and quite often you get that flickering until a reboot is done.

    If you immediately did a system restore, you may have corrupted the install of the driver. I'd suggest installing it again (btw, they just released a new driver a couple of days ago that fixes a security vulnerability, so you should make sure you have that version)..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks Mystere!

    After I installed the driver I rebooted my PC; and after the reboot! the screen was black flickering. Try the new driver; CCC uses a lot op CPU power.

    OR:

    Manually change the DefautlSettings.XResolution / DefautlSettings.YResolution in WIndows 8 as in Windows 7? Any risks?

    OR:

    Will Powerstrip in Windows 8 work?
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    Windows 8.1


    What are you using as a monitor? It might be recognized as a TV and is doing overscan.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks FuturDreamz!

    40" Samsung TV; possible the PC detects the screen as a TV.

    How to correct overscan?
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    Windows 8.1


    Usually the settings are in the tv if they do exsist. I have a Visionquest and it does not allow me to change the overscan (and it is on the tv's end). If there's no option, you should be able to connect over vga instead of hdmi. The Bluray players such as PowerDVD HATE vga though.
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    Windows 8


    My Samsung 40" TV can't doesn't allow me to change overscan. In CCC (catalyst control center) I used scaling in Windows 7, but the Nvidea drivers gives a black flickering schreen.

    Is there an alternative way without CCC? Regedit a register key? / custom resolution in Windows 8 or something like that?
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    What is that CCC?

    NVidia doesn't have that! It belongs to ATI/AMD and you'll have to remove it if using NVidia.
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  9. #9


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by marcoaken View Post
    Thanks FuturDreamz!

    40" Samsung TV; possible the PC detects the screen as a TV.

    How to correct overscan?
    I had this issue and fixed is by using another port HDMI/DVI instead of pure HDMI or VGA or pure DVI (depends on tv model though).

    About this: the TV should have a recommended connector to use on a pc usually a DVI/HDMI or recommended HDMI port or even VGA if available.

    If you connect to the normal HDMI port, recommended for video player/home-cinema, then it might look bad and stretched when used on pc.
    I even had issues even with the VGA port depending on what pc I used as output.

    Search for the TV maximum resolution and the TV native resolution: in some case they are different resolutions and then we can expect blurry images.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I too have a Samsung 40" TV and the apps show slightly larger tghan the screen. I "solved" the problem by slightly reducing the screen resolution, but that is not really a satifactory solution. Do all apps have to run in full screen mode? Is there any way to reduce their size?

    Thanks

    Grace
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