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Could I safely use Nvidia Control Panel if I have a Radeon Graphics

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March 10, 2012 6:05:14 PM

Here's my reason. I have a program called Catalyst Control Center, it helps me change my display properties and whatnot. Good program. I don't need it.

I have a HDTV that I use as my monitor, The tv does not allow me to change its size to exactly match my computers output. Result: Every edge is off the screen. My taskbar is barely visible. The Catalyst program allows resolution changes, but always keeps the edges outside of the tv.

Nvidia Control Panel has the feature I need to move my display to fit my tv. But I am unsure if it will work without an Nvidia graphics card. I don't want my computer to blow up, you know. I think this would help LOTS of people. Thanks in advance for your answers.

As an added bonus: Are there any other programs that can adjust size and position of my screen?

Also, I'm brand new to this site, so if I posted this in the wrong place, im very sorry. I know forums can be picky.

~Robin
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March 10, 2012 6:19:31 PM

Impossible to do. The Nvidia Control Panel comes with the Nvidia drivers, therefore cannot be installed with an AMD card.
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March 10, 2012 6:19:46 PM

Nvidia control panel will not work with the Radeon video card/drivers. You just need to adjust your scaling in CCC. I also recommend you install the latest version of Catalyst if you are not already using it. Just go here to get it:

http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
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March 10, 2012 6:22:06 PM

I had figured as much, it's why i asked before I tried to get it. v.v
Thank you very much for your help. I'll see if there is a newer version of
Catalyst. Thanks a second time!

~Robin

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March 10, 2012 6:24:59 PM
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For your question, no you can't use nVidia CP as an alternative to CCC.

But to solve your problem, go into Catalyst Control Center, click on preferences (right top corner), then choose advanced view.

At your left, choose "My Digital Flat-Panels", then "Scaling Options".
Now you can slide the slider to match your DFP resolution.

Hope it helps! :) 
March 10, 2012 6:28:31 PM

Also, and this is a probably way silly question... things like http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
Really make my head spin, I am unfamiliar with tech sites
and support stuff like that. I realize it is asking a lot, but
could someone please tell me how to get the latest version
of CCC from all that tech goblediegook? I'm really sorry.
I just get so lost.
March 10, 2012 6:29:40 PM

Best answer selected by cookiepotpie.
March 10, 2012 6:31:09 PM

bloc97 said:
For your question, no you can't use nVidia CP as an alternative to CCC.

But to solve your problem, go into Catalyst Control Center, click on preferences (right top corner), then choose advanced view.

At your left, choose "My Digital Flat-Panels", then "Scaling Options".
Now you can slide the slider to match your DFP resolution.

Hope it helps! :) 


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO
You rock!! ~having happy tears~ I have been wanting to
do that for like a year!! I can see my taskbar finally!!
Thank you!!!!
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March 10, 2012 8:53:44 PM

cookiepotpie said:
Also, and this is a probably way silly question... things like http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
Really make my head spin, I am unfamiliar with tech sites
and support stuff like that. I realize it is asking a lot, but
could someone please tell me how to get the latest version
of CCC from all that tech goblediegook? I'm really sorry.
I just get so lost.

Yep, simply go here....

http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
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March 10, 2012 9:32:31 PM

COLGeek said:
Yep, simply go here....

http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx

People generally like more an concrete answer rather than a external link that does nothing.
In the future, you should take more time to answer correctly to people. Just my advice. :) 
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March 10, 2012 9:33:59 PM

bloc97 said:
People generally like more an concrete answer rather than a external link that does nothing.
In the future, you should take more time to answer correctly to people. Just my advice. :) 

Do you mean the link that has all versions of Windows drivers linked to it? Pretty hard to not find what is needed there.
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March 12, 2012 6:29:06 PM

Yea, I have to admit that this time, the link was easy to understand...
But you could've just added a tiny bit of instructions. :) 
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March 12, 2012 9:22:33 PM

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