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Some help with Powerstrip and ATI Catalyst please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Slinkoff, May 13, 2005.

  1. Slinkoff


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    I'm currently outputting from my Radeon 9600SE card via the DVI-Component dongle to a Panasonic 36" 100Hz CRT Television. (I can't use VGA because the card is in a smallfrom case and only has the DVI output, hence the dongle).

    I'd like some help with Powerstrip/Catalyst if anyone can please. I've currently got a nicely fitted desktop display but at the ludicrously low res of 600x430. MC looks OK too but again it's all a bit low res so everything is a bit large.

    Is there anyway I can improve this?

    I'm not sure I understand what's going on when I use Powerstrip. I set a resolution in Catalyst that is slightly overscanned when applied. I then go into Powerstip and straight into custom resolution designer, drag the rectangle to the screen area and hit add new resolution. It asks me to reboot which I do but then what? How do I change to using the custom resolution? It's not listed as a resolution in the Display properties slider bar or in Catalyst so how do I use it?

    When I choose higher resolutions like 1080i my TV displays it but it's ridiculously overscanned so that I can only see a portion of the desktop. Does this mean that my TV isn't actually able to make use of this res even though the picture is stable?

    Do I have to choose a res that's as close to my desktop as possible and then adjust with Powerstrip somehow rather than making use of these higher stable resolutions?


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