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post #1 of 19
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Hello,

Forgive me for the immature desperation but I feel physically ill after the ordeal of re-installing Windows (and all the lovely SSD tweaking you have to do with it).

I installed the latest Nvidia driver to get my resolution back up to 1080p as standard. Rebooted and...

It says it's 1920x1080 however for some benign reason, everything on the screen looks slightly skinnier. It's not my eyes, I was using my PC earlier today and the text and images were perfectly normal. Now they are the opposite of stretched, they're skinny!

I really, really need help with this problem. Please.

I have a 24 inch LCD monitor and a 26 inch HDTV.

I've tried changing resolutions or looking in the Nvidia control panel but nothing works.
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post #2 of 19
auto adjust function on the monitor?
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For some reason the option to do so is greyed out. I don't understand why I'd need to do this though, everything was perfect before I re-installed Windows, and I have re-installed Windows many times on this PC before. Why oh why has it changed now?
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post #4 of 19
If your picture is really 'squeezed' then does that mean you have black bars on the left and right of the screen?
If not, most new TV's and monitors have settings on the screen itself that nvidia control panel doesn't control. Try setting the picture to 'Just Scan' and this should fit the available data being transmitted to fit snugly to the pixels your screen has available.
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post #5 of 19
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I appreciate the replies but my monitor has no such feature, it never has and shouldn't because it worked 100% fine in the past! I just rebooted after installing the drivers and suddenly it looks like this.

There are no black borders. It fits the screen and text is crisp, but it's just stretched vertically slightly too much. Saying "slightly" makes me sound picky but this is super frustrating.
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post #6 of 19
so then what does nvidia control panel say?
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post #7 of 19
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What doesn't it say? It says everything is fine. 1080p resolution.
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post #8 of 19
For someone who's looking for help, that wasn't very informative information.

what does the 'change resolution' page say?
what does 'Adjust desktop size and position' say?

full available information is a tad more helpful than saying it says everything is fine when your question obviously implies it's not.
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post #9 of 19
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I'm sorry. I just... this is really frustrating. I've changed countless settings and nothing has any effect. I'm adamant I'm not going crazy though - the image is definitely squeezed.

I don't know what to show, but here are some screenshots.

I've tried the various settings on the last screen, and the refresh rate, set up a PC resolution, removed my second display.. nothing. And I'm really upset because it has dawned on me that this might not even be fixed if I re-install yet again. I should never have formatted in the first place.

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post #10 of 19
Why don't you use the native resolution? What you have selected (1080p) is for televisions.
Also, is there squeezing in your SS? If there is, I can't really tell if anything's wrong from that.

You also have 59Hz in one settings panel and 60Hz in another.
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