Need Help with Display Problem Never Had Before

Hello to everyone! :)

I have my computer system connected by HDMI cable to my flat-screen TV.

Everything was working fine until my computer and TV/display abruptly crashed due to a momentary power outage (and failure of my UPS). (...Probably a battery needing replacement in the UPS...there were no lightning strikes.)

After rebooting my system, I received notice that my graphics card software had been reset to its default settings.

I know I did some tweaking of my graphics settings, but I do not remember all of the software settings I had prior to the reset to defaults.

The problem is, while I can use my graphics card scaling to reduce the size of my desktop to fill but not overshoot the size of my TV/display, my video games are displaying an image that is too large to fit the size of my TV/display...even though, as I've said, I was not having this problem until my graphics card software reset itself to its default settings.

I have researched online what to do, without finding a solution. I have tried various settings using the graphics card software, but nothing I have tried has worked.

I will be Very grateful to anyone who can tell me how I can once again get my video games to display full-screen, at 1080p, as was the case before the reset to default settings.

Thank you for your time and any help you can give me.


Here’s a break-down of my system:

- Dual-boot Windows XP Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 3) and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 1);
- Asus DDR3 2400 Intel LGA 2011 Motherboard P9X79-E WS;
- Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820;
- Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler;
- 4 x CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9;
- Mushkin MKNSSDRE1TB Reactor 1TB SATA III 6Gb 2.5inch SSD;
- Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT1024M550SSD1;
- Crucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT480M500SSD1;
- MSI RX480 8GB GDDR5 Gaming X Twin Frozr VI graphics card;
- Seasonic PRIME 850 Titanium (SSR-850TD Active PFC F3) power supply;
- Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case CC-9011030-WW;
- CyberPower 1285AVR, 1285VA/750W (UPS)
- Dynex DX-46L260A12 46-inch 1080p TV being used as the display/screen
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    Question from cybermap : "Can Anyone Help Me?"

    Hello to everyone! :)

    I'm re-posting this request for help because my initial post has had only 3 reads and no responses. I would Very much appreciate some help with this issue, which is ruining my ability to play and enjoy video games on my computer.

    (Might I have a better chance of receiving help if I post this request in a different forum/sub-forum?)

    I have my computer system connected by HDMI cable to my flat-screen TV.

    Everything was working fine until my computer and TV/display abruptly crashed due to a momentary power outage (and failure of my UPS). (...Probably a battery needing replacement in the UPS...there were no lightning strikes.)

    After rebooting my system, I received notice that my graphics card software had been reset to its default settings.

    I know I did some tweaking of my graphics settings, but I do not remember all of the software settings I had prior to the unwanted reset to defaults.

    The problem is, while I can use my graphics card scaling to reduce the size of my desktop to fill but not overshoot the size of my TV/display, my video games are displaying an image that is too large to fit the size of my TV/display...even though, as I've said, I was not having this problem until my graphics card software reset itself to its default settings.

    I have researched online what to do, without finding a solution. I have tried various settings using the graphics card software, but nothing I have tried has worked.

    Also, I cannot do a System Restore because I stupidly turned off System Restore and deleted restore points when I felt I was in desperate need to free up some additional RAM on my SSD C: drive.

    Reducing screen resolution (which I have tried) is an unsatisfactory solution for several reasons, one of them being that doing so makes some critical game text appear too small to read.

    I will be Very grateful to anyone who can tell me how I can once again get my video games to display full-screen, as was the case before the graphics card reset itself to default settings after the short power outage. There must be some way to do this.

    Thank you for your time and any help you can give me.


    Here’s a break-down of my system:

    - Dual-boot Windows XP Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 3) and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 1);
    - Asus DDR3 2400 Intel LGA 2011 Motherboard P9X79-E WS;
    - Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820;
    - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler;
    - 4 x CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9;
    - Mushkin MKNSSDRE1TB Reactor 1TB SATA III 6Gb 2.5inch SSD;
    - Crucial M550 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT1024M550SSD1;
    - Crucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT480M500SSD1;
    - MSI RX480 8GB GDDR5 Gaming X Twin Frozr VI graphics card;
    - Seasonic PRIME 850 Titanium (SSR-850TD Active PFC F3) power supply;
    - Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case CC-9011030-WW;
    - CyberPower 1285AVR, 1285VA/750W (UPS)
    - Dynex DX-46L260A12 46-inch 1080p TV being used as the display/screen
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