8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2010 2:26 AM by micke

    Mobile GMA 965 Express Chipset driver problem with Aspect Ratio setting on Windows 7

    renmel

      Hi,

       

      Since I've installed Windows 7 on my notebook (I was using Windows Vista before, and didn't had this problem) I've noticed that when trying to run any game (tried several) on fullscreen, I can't really play with the screen completely filled with the game (my notebook is widescreen, so it just centers the image and fills the sides of the screen with black).

       

      Trying to figure out how to "fix" this, I've done some searches on Google and stumbled upon some forums where people with the same problem (but with different graphic cards, from other manufacturers, mostly NVIDIA and ATI) were discussing it and found that this could be solved by changing the aspect ratio setting on their drivers.

       

      So it seemed logical for me to try the same. I opened the software and saw it was already set to "Full screen (no margin)".

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      Then I thought that maybe if I switched to another option, allowing the driver to update it's configuration, and then switched back to the "Full screen (no margin)" option that was selected by default but didn't seemed to be working or in effect, maybe it should fix it. At least, it was something for me to try.

       

      So, yes, I selected another option, clicked OK, then OK again, and nothing seemed to change. I opened those windows again just to find that the "Full screen" option was selected back (as if it didn't stored the change I made). So I tried changing again, and saw that the same thing happens: nothing.

       

      That's it. I'm unable to change the aspect ratio setting, and the option selected by default doesn't work. I can't figure out what to do. Any ideas?

       

      I'm running Windows 7 Professional on my Dell Vostro 1510 notebook with the latest version available of the Intel GMA driver (8.15.10.1912). I'm pasting the Diagnostic Report output below, so any relevant specification data can be found here.

          Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report


      Report Date:        12/04/2009
      Report Time[hr:mm:ss]:    17:02:54
      Driver Version:        8.15.10.1912
      Operating System:        Windows 7 Professional* ,  (6.1.7600)
      Default Language:        Portuguese
      DirectX* Version:        11.0
      Physical Memory:        4086 MB
      Minimum Graphics Memory:    8 MB
      Maximum Graphics Memory:    358 MB
      Graphics Memory in Use:    74 MB
      Processor:        Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel
      Processor Speed:        2094 MHZ
      Vendor ID:        8086
      Device ID:        2A02
      Device Revision:        0C


      *   Accelerator Information   *

      Accelerator in Use:        Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
      Video BIOS:        1566.0
      Current Graphics Mode:    1280 por 800 True Color (60 Hz)



      *   Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator   *


      Active Notebook Displays: 1


      *   Notebook   *

      Monitor Name:        Monitor Genérico PnP
      Display Type:        Digital
      Gamma Value:        2.20
      DDC2 Protocol:        Supported
      Maximum Image Size:    Horizontal: 12.9  inches
                  Vertical:   8.2  inches
      Monitor Supported Modes:
      1280 por 800 (60 Hz)
      Display Power Management Support:
          Standby Mode:    Not Supported
          Suspend Mode:    Not Supported
          Active Off Mode: Not Supported
      Raw EDID:
      00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 4c a3 41 54 00 00 00 00
      00 12 01 03 90 21 15 78 0a 87 f5 94 57 4f 8c 27
      27 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
      01 01 01 01 01 01 8f 1b 00 82 50 20 22 30 10 30
      13 00 4b cf 10 00 00 1a 8f 1b 00 82 50 20 22 30
      10 30 13 00 4b cf 10 00 00 1a 00 00 00 fe 00 4a
      37 39 34 43 80 31 35 34 41 54 0a 20 00 00 00 00
      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 0a 20 20 00 82

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