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Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen

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There have been several instances where users of ATI graphic cards have had problems with finding a 1" black border around the image when connecting via an HDMI lead.

Forum Member CoolDude64 has provided the following set-up procedure to help any facing this problem.

1. Click START - ALL PROGRAMS- CATALYST CONTROL CENTER - CCC ADVANCED- GRAPHICS MENU- DESKTOP & DISPLAYS- Click on your monitor avatar- right click PROPERTIES- Ensure Enable GPU Scaling box is ticked- SCALING OPTIONS menu tab- move slider to 0 overscanand and the screen image will increase in size to 100% as you move the slider.

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2. Right click on a free space on the desktop and click SCREEN RESOLUTION. Click ADVANCED. Click on CATALYST CONTROL CENTER tab.Click on the button to open C C C. Follow the route as in 1 above from GRAPHICS menu.


The history is ATI assumes that if you connect an HDMI cable then you are going to connect it to a TV. Most tv's are configured with overscan so ATI defaults to shrinking the image by 15% when using a HDMI cable to ensure the entire desktop will be visible. Consequently, connecting it to a pc monitor using a HDMI cable will only show 85% of the desktop.
The solution has to ways of achieving 100% desktop view.

Thanks to CoolDude64 for supplying this answer, it's much appreciated.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 07:15:46 am by absic »
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 01:02:07 pm »
That is indeed a useful bit of information absic as I have seen this question come up several times but didn't have an answer at the time.
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 01:14:21 pm »
Thanks should go to CoolDude64, he did the hard work. All I did was post it for him.
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 04:39:14 pm »
A much more eloquent explanation than given here. http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,3249.msg25011.html#msg25011

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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 04:53:12 pm »
I must have missed your explanation Bill but at least you both agree on the reasoning. ;)
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 11:51:07 pm »
Hey, cool to know there's a solution. I haven't had the need to use a HDMI cable for my PC monitor but who knows about the future :P.

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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 12:26:00 pm »
Hi, I've just upgraded to Windows7 Home and during the upgrade process fitted a GA-890GPA-UD3H. I've connected my PC to a IIyama B2409HDS LCD monitor with an HDMI cable, and am getting the black border around the desktop. I rang IIyama but they didn't know the reason, so I thought I'd try Gigabyte's Community Forum, and the first thing I see is the answer to my question!!

Thanks Guys! (Especially CoolDude64 of course!)  :)
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 12:29:04 pm by kevvyg »

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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 01:05:19 pm »
That's what we are all here for after all!  ;)
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 01:08:48 pm »
Speak for yourself. I'm only here for the beer!  ;D
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 01:11:02 pm »
What! There's beer here too ? You have been keeping that quiet absic!!
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 11:25:09 am »
Tried the solution, and it works a treat.
While I'm here, just thought I'd mention that my windows experience base score is 4.2. The first two categories came out with 7.2 and 7.5, and the lowest was 4.2 - on board graphics I think. The other two were 5.something. Is 4.2 a reasonable score for a home PC that'll be used just for browsing and some photographic processing work with Photoshop Elements?

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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 11:29:22 am »
It should be fine apart from the graphics side of things. That will slow you down for any large files etc that you are trying to work on. Apart from that it doesn't take much power or speed to browse the internet, read emails, etc, etc.
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 03:55:29 pm »
One oddity I have found is if anybody like myself using English visuals. I selected Windows classic & saved. This enabled a
different set of monitor settings. The bonus for me is get black menu box instead of grey etc., when changing back to UK
themes. Have upgraded 5 PCs to HD Graphics, various Gigabyte ones now all ATI. Stupid graphics assume you are using
wide screen but in my case mixed though all HD. Found the Win 7 recomended settings an annoyance until I sorted it.


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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 04:26:40 pm »
Cool!  These little intricacies can be very handy at times and more often than not they are stumbled on by accident. The only trouble I find with these sort of tweaks is remembering how to do them after not using them for a year or two.
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Re: Connecting a PC Monitor on ATI HDMI causes a 1" black border on screen
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 05:22:01 am »

1. Click START - ALL PROGRAMS- CATALYST CONTROL CENTER - CCC ADVANCED- GRAPHICS MENU- DESKTOP & DISPLAYS- Click on your monitor avatar- right click PROPERTIES- Ensure Enable GPU Scaling box is ticked- SCALING OPTIONS menu tab- move slider to 0 overscanand and the screen image will increase in size to 100% as you move the slider.


I've been having all kinds of problems with using a HDMI cable with my Samsung SyncMaster P2450 monitor and Sapphire 7950 graphics card.  I was finally able to get it to a point where it was kind of working but it had the black 1" border around the image and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get it full screen.  I finally google searched and came to this thread and was happy to find out that what I quoted helped fix the problem.  My monitor is now full screen.  I felt like I should register and reply to this thread just so others would know that this will help fix the problem.  Thanks!