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Issue with screen resolutions with new Graphics card

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July 15, 2010 10:29:17 PM

So I recently ordered a 5770 from HIS, and my computer did not seem to like it very much. I returned it and got a 5770 from powercolor, and I have some similar issues to what the HIS one had as well. I have had an issue where my computer would look like it restarts itself a few times before it turns on, but I just figured the first 5770 was maybe defective. I still have this problem with this card, but most everything else seems at least OK.

So my main issue is with fullscreen gaming resolutions. Whenever I try to run a game in full screen (I have tried borderlands and Team fortress 2), my screen is not centered unless it is in the absolute minimum resolution for a game. It looks like the display is shifted to the left by quite a bit, and it is obviously unplayable. Windowed modes are not a problem, but I would prefer full screen (plus it didnt look like borderlands had windowed mode at all). I have not tried other games with fullscreen, but I imagine they would have the same problem as these two games.

Some additional informatin, I upgraded from an 8800GT, which ran fine (also consumes more power then a 5770, so I figure this is not a PSU issue)

Any help or suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
July 15, 2010 10:35:24 PM

You say you upgraded from a 8800GT. This leads me to believe that you've got some driver conflict there. Have you made sure there are no traces left of the former nvidia drivers?

Otherwise, what about the monitor itself? It should have some way of adjusting the screen (and saving the settings per application/resolution). Have you tried fiddling around with that?
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July 15, 2010 10:37:55 PM

Just curious which PSU do you have?

Also dirk is probably right, download and install driver sweeper. Delete all Nvidia drivers from your control panal, then remove them with driver sweeper. Then run driver sweeper again in safe mode. It might even be smart at this point to remove your ATI ones as well.

Once you get all of them removed, download and install the newest ATI/AMD drivers from their website.

See if that helps you.
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July 15, 2010 11:19:07 PM

Alright I will try to fool around with the drivers at some point this weekend. I use a Vizio TV as my monitor currently, connected through a VGA. For some reason, it does like the graphics card being connected through HDMI.

Ill post again over the weekend to see if being thorough with driverse helps this, thanks for your suggestions.
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