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1920x1080 isn't really 1920x1080

I'm using the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 graphics card right now and it has been great since late 2012.

Earlier this morning however, power in my basement was cut and it caused my computer to reboot and then everything went to shit. Note that this hasn't happened before whenever I was forced to unexpectedly reboot.

What I was left with was the same settings in all Catalyst Control Center but the resolution of the screen was just plain wrong. As in, it's obviously not 1920x1080 and I don't know how to fix it. Here are pictures of the issue

What the 1920x1080 resolution looked like then: http://i.imgur.com/RmvgNBN.png

What it looks like now:
http://i.imgur.com/U7M8u4V.png

The differences are quite clear. Anyone know a quick fix?
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  1. I would reinstall drivers tbh.
  2. Moderately sure the control panel settings just got messed up.

    Go to start menu -> control panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Adjust Screen Resolution under Display -> Change dropdown to 1920 x 1080
  3. The control panel settings are still 1920x1080
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    I would check if "make text and other items larger or smaller" is at the Smaller "100%" default setting. If that isn't the problem, then I would reinstall drivers.
  5. reinstalling drivers now, let's hope this works.
  6. Anyone have a link to the AMD Radeon 6800 driver? I can't seem to find a reliable one or I just suck at the internet,
  7. Winston James Alvarez said:
    Anyone have a link to the AMD Radeon 6800 driver? I can't seem to find a reliable one or I just suck at the internet,


    32-bit http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx
    64-bit http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx

    Anytime you need to upgrade drivers, just go to http://amd.com/ and mouseover "Support & Drivers" at the top right and select your gpu.
  8. Drivers have been reinstalled, but I can't get to the CCC because "there are no settings that can be configured by CCC" though I have the drivers reinstalled. Where to go from here?
  9. Never mind. I got the CCC to work again. But after reinstalling the drivers and resetting the CCC settings to what they've always been. The issue still hasn't been fixed.
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