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Problem with Aspect Ratio on Laptop with widescreen RRS feed

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  • Hello there,

    I have a Problem with the widescreen and aspect ratio:

    -Desktop resolution is 1280x800
    -full screen resolution of Applications be it TV, Video or a Game I want to view at 1024x768 WITH black bars left & right
    -everytime everything is stretched in width

    When I first change the desktop resolution to 1024x768 also the desktop itself is stretched to fit the hole display :/

    In XP (prior OS to w7) I had in the ATI Catalyst control center the option to "keep aspect ratio" so I had my black bars and everything looked fine. Now I cant even install old XP Drivers. The Vista drivers install properly but I get no catalyst control center!
    I tried the NEWEST drivers from my manufacturer (Fujitsu-siemens from late 2006...), I tried ati (amd) drivers 9.2 but didnt work. I even tried the xp omegadrivers with no success.

    System:

    15,4" Laptop
    core duo 1,66Ghz
    2gb ram
    ATI x1400 mobility

    The problem at all is that there are not really any drivers for the x1400. The ones from windows 7 work fine but I want to keep the ratio :/ TV looks screwed up when everyone looks like a fat guy :P

    rgds
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:57 AM