I got a new computer from AVADirect. I'm pretty happy with it, but there are a couple of issues. AVADirect interacted with the system, as they did some Q&A testing with it.
The day I hooked up the system, I noticed something. First I got it running, and then went and added a different browser than IE, added anti-virus software, adding a couple or few more programs, and then started adding backed up data to the storage drive. When I first got the computer running, I noticed that the desktop icons, start button, and icons on the taskbar were a bit smaller than usual. After a little while of adding backed up info to this new computer, what I noticed was that what is displayed on the screen isn't filling the full screen. I guess it was easy to miss at first. My monitor is black, and the part of the monitor that doesn't have an image is all black.
My resolution is set to 1080p, which is the full resolution of my monitor. The only time the whole screen is being used is when the resolution is set to the lowest resolution available. At 1080p, most of the screen is being used, but there are black bars running all around the displayed content. It is like a black picture frame. The left side and right side of the screen have black bars about 2 cm wide, and the top of the screen and the bottom of the screen have black bars which are about 1 1/2 cm or so wide. Most of the screen isn't being used like it should be, but with the stuff that is displayed, nothing is being cut-off. The whole task bar is there, and when I'm in Firefox, the whole top part and sides of the browser are there. Nothing is being cut-off.
I tried playing with resolution settings. Nothing seems to fix this problem. I don't know what I'll have to do to solve this issue. I'm going to call AVADirect on Monday and see if they have any idea what is going on (they did, after all, use the computer for Q&A testing). I'll also call AMD and see if this is an issue with the graphics drivers having trouble with one of my computer components.
I'm wondering if I'll have to reinstall Windows 7 onto my computer (it'll go on an SSD).
Also, another small issue. The first few times I used this computer, the screen glitched a few times for a split second each time. Kind of like how you see some glitchy imagery on some video playback sometimes, only what I saw was only black in color. It made the screen go wonky for a split second each time this happened, and the black colors only affected a minority of the screen. I wonder what this could mean. An imperfection with my SSD?
Thankfully, as I've been using my computer today (starting tonight, for the last 2 hours or more), I haven't seen this sort of disruption with the image at all tonight.