Macbook and External Display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by warson, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. warson macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    Hey Everyone,
    I have just bought new external screen for my macbook. The display is Samsung Syncmaster BX2350 and its optimal resolution is 1920x1080. I connected it through VGA cable with adapter to my macbook. However, even though image quality is sharp, I get that image size cannot stretch through all the length of the screen, so I get a black frame from left and right side of the external screen. I have read about the issue and it said that there are some issues with graphic card.
    My graphic card is: Intel GMA X3100
    Maybe there are any ways to resolve problem?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. warson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    It is unchecked. I am having on my macbook resolution of 1280x800, whereas on external display 1920x1080, but the problem as I have tried to explain above: somehow image on the external screen does not use all the pixels in it. So I get an inch from left and right of black frame. So the image that I get is rather compressed and I am puzzled how to resolve this problem.
    To express myself a bit clearer I am attaching a picture:

    any suggestions?

    p.s. I tried switching resolutions, that only distorts the quality of image, even though with 1680x1050 resolution is fullscreen. ;/
  4. warson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    might be this a case, as 1920x1080 resolution is hardly supported via VGA cable?

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