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Picture stretches across screen. How do I get it to not?

by brawnyman77713 / March 29, 2008 7:22 AM PDT

So about a year and a half ago I purchased an HP Pavilion dv5000t with a geforce 7400 go. In the control panel of the graphics card I could set it to use only the number of pixels the game was set to when in full screen, so as to not have the image stretch. A few months ago I built myself a new desktop with an 8600gt in it. I cannot find the feature in the control panel and some of the games I play are fairly old and do not support widescreen. How do I get my graphics card to send a signal using only the resolution of the game?

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Maybe that model. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 29, 2008 10:45 PM PDT

doesn't support it. Have you been to the web site and asked?

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yep, contact them directly.
by Dango517 / April 1, 2008 10:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe that model. . .

The graphics card manufacturer.

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