BootCamp still not utilizing full monitor size

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cowbellallen, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. cowbellallen macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    Hey all,

    I just installed the latest version of BootCamp, and unfortunately it is still not utilizing the full size of my 27-inch Asus monitor. I have no idea how to get this thing to work.

    There is about an inch of space between where the display bezel is and what is actually being used. I tried downloading the Catalyst thing from AMD's website, but it won't work.

    Any ideas?
  2. ErikvanD macrumors newbie


    Mar 17, 2013
    What cable do you use? On my Mac Mini I have the opposite problem when connecting to my 24" Samsung Syncmaster: the outer edge of the screen is cut off all around. This only happens when I connect the display directly with a HDMI cable. When I use a mini display port to HDMI cable all is fine... So maybe playing around a bit with your cables might help..? Good luck!
  3. cowbellallen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    I'm using a MiniDisplayport to HDMI. Don't know if that could cause issues.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It may. Some displays only support 1080p over HDMI. You probably should be using a Mini Displayport to Displayport cable, if your display supports that.
  5. rezwits macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2007
    Las Vegas

    I forget where it's at (in the Catalyst panels) but are you talking about having a black border around your video in the monitor, about an inch to 2 inch thick?

    There's an overscan slider in one of the ATI control panels, that will expand it to the full size of your monitor. I had this happen with my ATI 5770 in my Mac Pro when I first booted into Windows 7.

    Google overscan
    or this link


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