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Okay so I recently aquired a Dell 1545 for free but it has a broken screen. I started installing all my games that I think will run on it. I am currently using this laptop with my 1080p TV. As soon as I raise the res in one of the games when I start playing (from 1024x768 to 1280x720 in Counter Strike Source) the screen goes black and my TV says mode not supported so I was like ***? I went in run, opened some program and lowered the screen resolution back to its original but still as soon as it starts up my TV says mode not supported. Does anybody know whats up? This also happens to other games like GTA SA, Counter Strike 1.6, and SC II
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it has to do with your tv.. when i was fixing a friends computer it happen too.. i guess some tvs dont feel like showing old video lol... i just used my dads monitor that day.
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Oh okay thanks! Also, when I was playing games on my laptop when they worked, I had a few issues. In the Sims 2, a specific 3D object in the game would go out of control and the edges of the object would go all over the screen. In GTA SA, there is a weird thin pattern around the edges of 3D objects like when I drive a car(no its not lack of AA), similar to the ATI problem with the rims in GTA IV. Is this driver problems or am I experiencing the beginning symptoms of a failing GPU. Sorry no pics because I played these games a while ago and I uninstalled most due to the problems
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good advice.
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Update: Everything is okay guys. I just got the screen today and CS S ran great and the problems in the Sims 2 went away. I still have to test out san andreas but so far so good
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a 1080P tv should be set to 1920x1080 ( if that doesnt show that just means to video card doesnt support it)
ati control center should have an HD tv mode and nvidia control panel should just show it in with the normal resolutions
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