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 06/14/2013 01:30 PM
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Hello, I recently built my first desktop and it went together smoothly, but I am having an issue with black bars around the edge of my monitor. My build:

i5 3350P (no onboard graphics)

Radeon HD 7870 XT (v13.4 drivers)

ViewSonic VX2370SMH-LED (1920x1080 native resolution)


I first hooked up with an HDMI cable. The black bars were about an inch thick and surrounded the top, bottom, left and right. I went into CCC and found the Overscan feature and slid the bar all the way up (to 0%). This removed the black border on the BOTTOM of the screen, and reduced the other ones to about a centimeter thick.

The above scenario is now where I stand, regardless of what I try. I have now tried: uninstalling the monitor's drivers and plugging it in as a generic PnP monitor; switching out the HDMI cable for a DVI cable.

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? I have been scouring the internet but unfortunately most people give the overscan solution and that seems to fix it for everyone. When I get home I'm going to try using the HDMI-to-miniDVI connector that came with the video card. If that doesn't fix it then I am totally at a loss!

One other thing I can point out is that the black borders appear to be "unpowered" black, not just the monitor's black display. What I mean is that when I scale the image down, there is a distinct border showing the "maximum" fill I can get on the flat panel (which terminates about a centimeter from the edge).

 06/14/2013 02:59 PM
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