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HDMI + Graphics Card

#1
I got a brand new graphics card. Nvidia Geforce GT520 2GB with HDMI output. I have a 32-inch LCD TV that I use as a monitor. Before I was plugging in via VGA cable and audio cable. I decided I wanted to plug in the new graphics card with the HDMI cable. My problems are:

1. Bad resolutions. I went threw windows control panel and display settings. Went threw ALL the resolutions and none of them fit right on the 32-inch screen. I also went threw the Nvidia control panel resolutions and again none fit on the screen. I tried the adjust desktop size in the Nvidia control panel but it keeps reverting to a resolution of 800x600 which is way to big. The main resolution problem is the screen is so big it's outside the TV (if that makes sense) or it to small there is a black border around the screen or it fits but the words on the screen are hard to read.

2. Colors are to vibrant. They are so vibrant it looks washed out and I get a headache from just looking at the screen. I'm not to concerned about the color as I can probably turn down the digital vibrance in the Nvidia control panel to fix this. But it's hard to adjust that when the screen resolution is just horrid.

If anyone with a similar setup (32 inch TV as Monitor) can help me fix this screen resolution problem then I would be greatly appreciated.

Also computer is completely updated via windows update, I have the latest Nvidia driver for my graphics card. I also tried created a custom resolution but I don't know what I'm doing and whatever I did it said that it wouldn't work anyways so it didn't save. If anymore information is needed feel free to ask.
 

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nostaw5

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Power User
#2
In your nvidia control panel find scaling options. There should be 3 settings: Fit to aspect ratio (black borders), Center (black boarders all the way around the screen like a square). and Stretch to fit screen. You want Stretch to fit screen.

Note: your options might not be called these in scaling options (i use ati) But select stretch to full screen, Full Screen OR fit to screen, are some of the names. HOPE I HELPED a wee bit
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Gaming Rig 780G
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    AMG Athlon II X2 255 3.8/2MB/2500MHz 45nm AM3
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    Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3, Core Boost, Ultra Durable 3
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    2X 4GB Kingston DDR3 1066MHz @ 1666MHz Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS HD Radeon 7770 GHz Edition iCooler Core: 1000MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2311H DVI/VGA 5ms response, Full HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.02 SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 700w
    Case
    Lian-Li PC-6010 With Side Window
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    Aywun A4 80mm fan
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    Logitech K120 Wired Mouse
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    AMD Catalyst 12.6
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    LiteON CD/DVD Player
    GAME PERFORMANCE:
    Battlefield 3: 41 FPS High 1x AA @ 1280x720
    Mass Effect 2 and 3: 60 FPS Highest 4x AA @ 1920x1080
    Counter Strike Source (and other Valve games):
    300 FPS (max FPS in game) Highest settings 8x AA 16x AF @ 1920x1080!!!

nostaw5

"POW" Ur dead
Power User
#3
Oh yes and im not sure about the vibrant colours. i sugest that you check your tv presets to make sure its mode isnt movie or warm or cool or stuff like that.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Gaming Rig 780G
    CPU
    AMG Athlon II X2 255 3.8/2MB/2500MHz 45nm AM3
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3, Core Boost, Ultra Durable 3
    Memory
    2X 4GB Kingston DDR3 1066MHz @ 1666MHz Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS HD Radeon 7770 GHz Edition iCooler Core: 1000MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2311H DVI/VGA 5ms response, Full HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.02 SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 700w
    Case
    Lian-Li PC-6010 With Side Window
    Cooling
    Aywun A4 80mm fan
    Mouse
    Logitech K120 Wired Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    802.11B/G/N 17Mb/s
    Other Info
    AMD Catalyst 12.6
    Thomson A/B/G/N Router
    LiteON CD/DVD Player
    GAME PERFORMANCE:
    Battlefield 3: 41 FPS High 1x AA @ 1280x720
    Mass Effect 2 and 3: 60 FPS Highest 4x AA @ 1920x1080
    Counter Strike Source (and other Valve games):
    300 FPS (max FPS in game) Highest settings 8x AA 16x AF @ 1920x1080!!!
#4
The TV colors are set to normal. As for the scaling I have that option with VGA hook-up but when I hook up with the HDMI I only get option desktop size which as I said reverts it to 800x600 and then you are able to scale it that way but it scales it on a bad resolution.
 

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Patonb

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#5
What tv is it?

And you did install the proper drivers correct?
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
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    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...
#6
The tv is a Coby TFDVD3295S2. As for the graphic drivers I uninstalled the old ones completely, restarted the computer and installed the new ones completely and everything seems to be working fine except as stated, resolution and very vibrant colors.
 

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Patonb

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Gold Member
#8
Sorry..... Unfotunately all tv setups are not the same, so what works for a sharp, Sony or whatever might not wrk on yours, especially with your issues.

Are you "Summer" on Nvidia?

Is it possible to have another computer try and hook up to it?
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

Yard Dog

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#10
The TV colors are set to normal. As for the scaling I have that option with VGA hook-up but when I hook up with the HDMI I only get option desktop size which as I said reverts it to 800x600 and then you are able to scale it that way but it scales it on a bad resolution.
Maybe the HDMI cable is bad ?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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Yard Dog

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#12
I hear ya on that, but, one thing to keep in mind, Brand New Sata cables are known to be bad, still could be bad , even if it is brand new. Just a thought .
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
#13
I understand what you mean Yard dog and I went over this before when I was having problems with the VGA cable on this same exact TV. I think this TV is just a piece of sh*t seriously.

When I hooked up the computer threw the VGA cable I got a great resolution but all the colors are red. I returned/exchanged the VGA cable. I even returned/exchanged the TV. Same problem. That's why I got this newer video card and tried HDMI. Ugh!

Really I can handle the VGA hookup better than the HDMI hookup. The only situation that I'm having is the Nvidia Control Panel Desktop Color Settings. If I make a custom color setting certain games when they start up switch to the default settings it was before I changed it even though it hasn't changed in the control panel. It's changed on the screen. I just need to know now how to prevent these games from changing the color settings.
 

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Yard Dog

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#14
Any chance you have another TV to check this out on ?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
#15
Yes I have another TV in the other room but it doesn't have VGA hookup only HDMI I could try it out. Will have to get back to you on that as it requires me to move computer into another room and I don't feel like doing all of that today.
 

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