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Main monitor is fine connected with DVI, 2nd screen is with high quality HDMI cable.

Both screens are 23" 1920x1080
Both screens are set to 1920x1080

Graphics card is HD 7970 with newest beta drivers

Black bars all around 2nd screen please help, also the text is blurry and crappy looking
post #2 of 10
go to CCC under My Digital Flat Panels>Scaling

Adjust overscan slider. try it.
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Try setting the resolution in both windows management tools and the drivers from amd, if it doesn't help I would say go back to the official driver
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post #4 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

go to CCC under My Digital Flat Panels>Scaling

Adjust overscan slider. try it.

That did it! Thanks very much guys biggrin.gif
post #5 of 10
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Also, is there a difference in picture quality depending on DVI vs HDMI? The monitors are the exact same, both of the settings in the menu have been reset, but the monitor on the right with HDMI doesn't look as vibrant
post #6 of 10
Nope, dvi and hdmi is same tech only difference is the looks (of the cable, not in your monitor)
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post #7 of 10
HDMI uses DVI signalling so there is no difference in what the card outputs. It's just a feature of cheaper monitors and without any colour calibration it will be nigh on impossible to get them to be the same. I'm guessing your right hand monitor is newer?
 
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roxycon View Post

Nope, dvi and hdmi is same tech only difference is the looks (of the cable, not in your monitor)

not quite, HDMI (< spec 1.4) is limited in bandwidth so you can't go above 1200x1080 with standard HDMI, but yeah, for 1080p they're essentially the same
 
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post #9 of 10
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Awesome very good to know thanks guys biggrin.gif

Both monitors are new and came in yesterday, I just only hooked up the second one today because I was waiting for the stand.
Edited by WaveRider69 - 5/23/13 at 4:15pm
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got it smile.gif
Edited by WaveRider69 - 5/23/13 at 8:15pm
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