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Screen resolution problem with new gfx card.

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May 9, 2012 11:29:23 PM

I recently purchased a radeon hd 7850 2gb gfx card and installed it today, but when I put the resolution in 1920x1080 it wont go full screen. The thing is, it was just working fine in full screen with my old gfx card. When I go into safe mode 1080 works as normal... im pullin my hair out. I also cannot open the AMD vision control center although when I try, it shows the process " atieclxx.exe "running in task manager... Im going to try and reinstall drivers but was wondering if anyone knew of stable drivers from guru3d or something cuz the drivers from AMD site are seemingly installing successfully but aren't working correctly.

thnx guys..
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 11:43:04 PM

Did you use driver sweeper to completely remove the old drivers before installing the new card?
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May 9, 2012 11:45:58 PM

yea :-/ maybe i shoulda ran it a 2nd time or somethin to see if it missed anything.. i dunno
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May 10, 2012 12:10:14 AM

the current driver version is 12.4. Would installing 12.3 be worth a shot?
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May 10, 2012 5:47:00 AM

anyone? :-/ i tried installing 12.3 in safemode and everything said it was successful but still no good...
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a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 7:06:03 AM

Are you connected via HDMI? If yes, try other connection like DVI or VGA if your monitor supports.
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May 10, 2012 2:45:25 PM

yea iv tried hdmi to hdmi and dvi to hdmi. neither work. ill try to find my old VGA cable. this is pissing me off :( 

the hdmi cords that I have are kinda cheap but they worked fine with old card so i dunno if that matters.
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May 10, 2012 2:53:27 PM

Iv tried installing the catalyst software multiple times and in safe mode. software will not open so i cant make it to scaling options..

ALSO! when I am in safe mode, it displays in 1080, but still wont when I boot in standard mode.
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May 10, 2012 4:33:45 PM

My on board gfx is an nvidia chip. should I completely sweep those drivers too? or will that potentially mess more things up?

sry. lots of questions.
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a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2012 11:27:39 PM

Yes, you should install onboard drivers. And just to confirm, you are olugging the video cable i to rthe new card right? Not on board?
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May 11, 2012 4:26:06 AM

yea pluggin it to hdmi port on new card (also tried DVI to hdmi with same results). now when i start up, ccc.exe pops up like 3 diff times and asks if i want to allow it to make changes to the computer. I click yes each time but nothing seems to happen... could it be that my card is somehow faulty? it still plays all the games I want it to, but just in "fake" 1080 mode. it says its in 1080 on my 23" monitor even tho the viewing space is that of a 22"
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May 11, 2012 4:34:16 AM

I also tried installing driver version 12.2 and managed to get it full screen, but windows AERO stopped working.. , I read that selecting windows 7 default scheme could possibly jump start AERO but I had no such luck.
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May 11, 2012 3:12:03 PM

no one knows the trouble iv seen lol
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May 12, 2012 3:46:00 PM

could it be that its a pci express 3.0 card? its supposed to have backwards compatibility tho..

anyone think i should just return this card? I sooo want it to work cuz i HATE sending *** back. It just seems that no one has any idea why my screen would b running in "fake" 1920x1080"

Are there any advanced ways to COMPLETELY remove ALL AMD software? Would registry values affect it?

Are leaked drivers worth a shot at this point? and where is a good site to download them?
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a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2012 4:13:41 AM

A complete windows re-install would be the last thing i would suggest before returning the card.
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May 13, 2012 7:25:47 AM

bah! reinstall is the total opposite of what I wanted to happen when I bought this card :( 
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May 14, 2012 5:28:49 AM

No. PCI express is backwards compatible. Your issue is most likely buggy drivers (like always, from our dearest AMD). I'd suggest reinstalling windows. I know it might be a hassle, but that's the only way of fixing major driver issues.
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May 16, 2012 9:13:02 PM

can resetting the card back in the mobo help?
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