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800x600 on a 1680x1050 monitor


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n0ng33k

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Hi all,

I recently bought a new computer from Dell, and I have a problem with the 20" monitor that came with it. The monitor itself works like a charm and performs great, my problem involves the resolutions.

In a nutshell, I would like to play CS and CS:S at 800x600, but my monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050, which makes everything super stretched and ugly when I make it go to 800x600. Is there any way to make 800x600 look 'normal'? I've heard of fixed aspect ratio?

Thanks.

Edited by n0ng33k, 30 January 2009 - 12:41 PM.

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makai

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Your graphics driver will determine where to look for the adjustment. Normally the adjustment will be in Display Properties>Settings tab>Advanced. Look for a Monitor, or Display tab. Somewhere there you should see different scaling options.
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Being new to Vista as well as a REAL graphics card I am kind of lost at this step. I have a 3450, am able to open the Catalyst Control Centre, but then get lost as to what to do. Help! :)
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Like I said, your display driver will determine where to adjust the settings. I don't use the driver you're using and it's possible, not many people here do either. So... you will have to become more self-reliant! Here is a screen shot of a version of Catalyst that might give you a hint of where to look...
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