PC Display is Too Large for HDTV
I have an MSI video card with a GeForce 8500GT chipset. Yesterday I got a new 52 inch Samsung 1080p HDTV. My computer is connected to the HDTV via HDMI. The computer has an HDTV tuner and Windows 7 Media Center, so I use the HDTV to view TV programs as well as web site, email, and other computer info. All worked well for a couple hours until recently when the computer dispaly is now too large for the HDTV screen. I only see part of the X to close a window at the top right of the page and the status bar at the bottom of the page is only partly visible. The left and right sides of the screen are cut off in the same manner. The size of TV programming still seems normal on the screen.

The driver for my video card was version 258.96, dated 7/9/2010. I have resolution set to 1080p, 1920 x 1080 on the Nvidia control panel. When I go to "Adjust Desktop Size and Position" and click on the "Resize Desktop" button, I am taken to the correct screen for resizing, but the two adjustment sliders are in the extreme lower right-hand side of the screen and are partly cut off due to the display being too large. The "OK" button that is supposed to be located below the sliders is totally off the screen and is not visible. Therefore, I have no way to reduce the size of the screen being displayed.

I updated to driver 260.99, dated 10/25/2010, which is still currently on my machine, but that didn't help.

I should note that during the first few hours of operation with the new HDTV, the "Change Resolution" and the "Adjust Desktop Size and Position" controls did work normally. When I changed the desktop size sliders, it resulted in a new custom resolution showing up on the "Change Resolution" page, which I understand that to be normal. Now, however, I cannot adjust the desktop size and assume that is why a new custom resolution does not show up on the "Change Resolution" page. Does anyone know what I need to do to get my PC to display in the correct (smaller) size on my HDTV?
I have an MSI video card with a GeForce 8500GT chipset. Yesterday I got a new 52 inch Samsung 1080p HDTV. My computer is connected to the HDTV via HDMI. The computer has an HDTV tuner and Windows 7 Media Center, so I use the HDTV to view TV programs as well as web site, email, and other computer info. All worked well for a couple hours until recently when the computer dispaly is now too large for the HDTV screen. I only see part of the X to close a window at the top right of the page and the status bar at the bottom of the page is only partly visible. The left and right sides of the screen are cut off in the same manner. The size of TV programming still seems normal on the screen.



The driver for my video card was version 258.96, dated 7/9/2010. I have resolution set to 1080p, 1920 x 1080 on the Nvidia control panel. When I go to "Adjust Desktop Size and Position" and click on the "Resize Desktop" button, I am taken to the correct screen for resizing, but the two adjustment sliders are in the extreme lower right-hand side of the screen and are partly cut off due to the display being too large. The "OK" button that is supposed to be located below the sliders is totally off the screen and is not visible. Therefore, I have no way to reduce the size of the screen being displayed.



I updated to driver 260.99, dated 10/25/2010, which is still currently on my machine, but that didn't help.



I should note that during the first few hours of operation with the new HDTV, the "Change Resolution" and the "Adjust Desktop Size and Position" controls did work normally. When I changed the desktop size sliders, it resulted in a new custom resolution showing up on the "Change Resolution" page, which I understand that to be normal. Now, however, I cannot adjust the desktop size and assume that is why a new custom resolution does not show up on the "Change Resolution" page. Does anyone know what I need to do to get my PC to display in the correct (smaller) size on my HDTV?

#1
Posted 12/10/2010 04:59 PM   
Hi,
I have exactly the same problem, only with a different configuration. Nvidia ION, driver 197.45, Nvidia Control Panel version 2.8.313.10.

Anyone have any ideas?

Jens
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Full output from the "System Information" menu invoked from the control panel:

NVIDIA System Information report created on: 12/27/2010 21:27:48
System name: STUE

[Display]
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D510 @ 1.66GHz (1662 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: ION
Driver version: 197.45
CUDA Cores: 8
Core clock: 500 MHz
Shader clock: 1070 MHz
Memory clock: 700 MHz (1400 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 64-bit
Total available graphics memory: 1279 MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 767 MB
Video BIOS version: 70.18.64.00.0E
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x1

[Components]

nvCplUI.exe 2.8.313.10 NVIDIA Control Panel
nvWSS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Workstation Server
nvViTvS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Video Server
nvMoblS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Mobile Server
NVMCTRAY.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA Media Center Library
nvDispS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Display Server
NVCPL.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver, Version 197.45
NVCUDA.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.1 driver
nvGameS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
Hi,

I have exactly the same problem, only with a different configuration. Nvidia ION, driver 197.45, Nvidia Control Panel version 2.8.313.10.



Anyone have any ideas?



Jens

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Full output from the "System Information" menu invoked from the control panel:



NVIDIA System Information report created on: 12/27/2010 21:27:48

System name: STUE



[Display]

Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D510 @ 1.66GHz (1662 MHz)

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit

DirectX version: 11.0

GPU processor: ION

Driver version: 197.45

CUDA Cores: 8

Core clock: 500 MHz

Shader clock: 1070 MHz

Memory clock: 700 MHz (1400 MHz data rate)

Memory interface: 64-bit

Total available graphics memory: 1279 MB

Dedicated video memory: 512 MB

System video memory: 0 MB

Shared system memory: 767 MB

Video BIOS version: 70.18.64.00.0E

IRQ: 16

Bus: PCI Express x1



[Components]



nvCplUI.exe 2.8.313.10 NVIDIA Control Panel

nvWSS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Workstation Server

nvViTvS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Video Server

nvMoblS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Mobile Server

NVMCTRAY.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA Media Center Library

nvDispS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA Display Server

NVCPL.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver, Version 197.45

NVCUDA.DLL 8.17.11.9745 NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.1 driver

nvGameS.dll 6.14.11.9745 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server

#2
Posted 12/27/2010 08:31 PM   
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