Over the past couple of months, I've noticed something which I doubt was there before. I seem to be missing a noticable portion of the right side of the screen when running an application such as a game.
The screen clips the far right edge, not majorly, but enough for it to be a noticable issue. This doesn't seem limited to any one game, or scenario. It's a copable but annoying portion, which can have an effect with games with buttons on the right edge of the screen. I'd estimate it to be 1/20th.
I've done everything logical I can think of and then some, save for reformatting. This includes updating the drivers on multiple occasions, restoring the driver default settings, trying third party drivers...Anything driver related, basically.
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition on an AMD Athlon64 3200+ with an ATI Radeon 9550 which I don't have the money to upgrade, and I'm convinced that it's an error which began to occur rather than one that was there from the start, either that or I'm not very observant towards 1/20th of my screen. Any advice on a possible cause would be welcomed.
I have uneven black edges on my monitor on each side, but I put that down to the aspect ratio being slightly smaller than the monitor's capable ratio.
It's not just a case of using your monitor controls to stretch the image?
Doesn't seem to be. I recall when I tested this it simply showed more black space when I shrunk the image. It has an auto adjust thing in action which as far as I'm concerned has worked for years...But something isn't working now.
So, you can't just move the picture to the left by using the buttons on the monitor? Does this happen in a regular Windowed application?
You also might try a different video cable. A bad pin in a video cable might be causing the problem, but it's rare.
marvinmatthewSo, you can't just move the picture to the left by using the buttons on the monitor? Does this happen in a regular Windowed application?
If I move the picture, I just get the black edge and some of the left side cropped. This only happens with 3D-accelerated programs (i.e. No regular windows applications).
The video cable thought holds weight, though. I'll give that a shot as soon as I can find one.
This might be a bit difficult to do, but you might try using a different monitor.
It might be a problem with DirectX and/or OpenGL then. DirectX is a bugger to reinstall unless you're updating it from memory, so if you've already got 9.0c you might have a rough time.
I suppose you could check to see if the games effected use either DirectX or OpenGL. If it happens to games using either, than that complicates things, but it it's, say, limited to DirectX, you know where the problem is.