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Hi
I have a laptop connected to a 23 inch 1080p monitor, the laptop has VGA output and the monitor has DVI input so I'm using a VGA cable with VGA to DVI adapter connected to the monitor.
Now I select the monitor to be primary (laptop screen is off) and I select 1920x1080 but there are big black borders on the side (like when you play a 4:3 movie on a widescreen), how can I fix this?
I don't know if this means anything but when the screen was connected to a GPU it showed Digital signal and now it shows Analog...
Thanks
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check out the scaling options in the nvidia utility.
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Well there aren't any options except the resolution but I saw that the monitor is displayed through the Intel HD 3000 GPU and not the discrete GT 525M, so I checked the Intel utility and nothing there either.
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A VGA connection doesn't support 1080p fully. Only DVI and HDMI do at the moment. That's your problem. The highest a VGA connection supports is 1366x768. :S
     
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Hi
I have a laptop connected to a 23 inch 1080p monitor, the laptop has VGA output and the monitor has DVI input so I'm using a VGA cable with VGA to DVI adapter connected to the monitor.
Now I select the monitor to be primary (laptop screen is off) and I select 1920x1080 but there are big black borders on the side (like when you play a 4:3 movie on a widescreen), how can I fix this?
I don't know if this means anything but when the screen was connected to a GPU it showed Digital signal and now it shows Analog...
Thanks

VGA is analog. You can try to force a custom resolution however the VGA cable has the bandwidth to support 1920x1080.

Sounds to me like it just isn't identifying itself properly i'd unplug and plug the cable back in a few times to see if it identify s itself properly. I had to do this with an old HDTV i had.
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A VGA connection doesn't support 1080p fully. Only DVI and HDMI do at the moment. That's your problem. The highest a VGA connection supports is 1366x768. :S

This is incorrect. There isn't really an upper limit on the resolution that VGA supports. You can drive a 2048x1536 monitor if you'd like, but the monitor must accept that type of signal from the VGA.

Try checking the display scaling settings in your graphics card's control panel.
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