Windows/Nvidia/Clock+Phase Display settings confusion

October 10, 2015 at 02:01:32
Specs: windows 7, 4gb
LCD TV hooked to GTX 960 via DVI-to-VGA.

When my computer boots my screen says 1440x900 on the Dell boot screen. Windows Display Settings and Nvidia suggest 1360x768. While on 1360x768 the Clock and Phase test images do not display properly. Setting the Display Setting to 1440x900 causes the Clock and Phase test images to display properly. While on 1440x900 everything seems to display properly but everything seems to be more squished top and bottom.

Why all the confusion and what do you think I should set the Display to?

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October 10, 2015 at 05:54:40
Please post the make/model of your LCD TV. If it's a 720p TV, the resolution should be 1366x768.

Why are you using DVI to VGA adapter? You'll get a better display by using a digital signal rather than analog. Does your TV have an extra HDMI-in port? If your card doesn't have HDMI-out, try using a DVI to HDMI adapter rather than DVI to VGA.

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October 10, 2015 at 12:39:37
It is an Avol TV ALT1950M and I think its 720p. I haven't been able to find too much on this TV as its Euro and someone gave it to me.

I tried using HDMI/DVI-to-HDMI and the desktop was partially out of the screen. I had to go through this whole thing of going into Nvidia Control panel and moving the screen. Then it wanted me to use some funky resolution in applications and they didn't even support it.
Now that I set it to 1440x900, when I go back to 1360x768 the monitor is staying in 1440x900 and the desktop is to high and there is a 2 inch black bar at the bottom.

Uhg I should have left it alone. I just had to see that clock/phase setting...

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October 10, 2015 at 19:39:01
Well I got it back into 1360x768 properly displayed by changing the Resolution in the Nvidia Control Panel instead of in Windows Display settings.

I am curious though why only one out of 5 different LCD tvs I have allow me to use the HDMI without the desktop being askewed.

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October 11, 2015 at 07:48:56
I doubt the TVs are the problem. It's all in the settings. I haven't used nvidia cards in over 10 yrs (I think my last was a GeForce4) but when configuring the display settings for my Radeon cards, I always use the AMD/ATI Catalyst Control Center. And I don't know why you would even consider using VGA?

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