Cannot display Full Screen using ATI (AMD) Radeon ?

Cannot display Full Screen using ATI Radeon ?

I just tried on a Samsung 24″ S24A350H, and I’ve test with VGA output from display card to the Monitor working fine with 1920 x 1080 60Hz. There is a HDMI port in this monitor and I’ve DVI output from my ATI Radeon 5750. So I plug the DVI to DVI -> HDMI converter to the monitor, and installed all the newest drivers from Samsung and face a problem that the screen cannot be full like the image below.

The corner do not stick to the screen

I’ve set the settings to 1920 x 1080 with 60 Hz. But the screen is not getting full. So I found the solution about this.

Solution to solve

Download and install the latest version of AMD Catalyst Software Suite from AMD official website in here.

The current version I download while writing this article is Catalyst Software Suite 100.9 MB 11.11 11/15/2011.

After install and restart, then right click on your Desktop and click for the Catalyst Control Center

Then it will open up the AMD Catalyst Control Center.

On the left menu, click on My Digital Flat-Panels.
Select the Scaling Options ( Digital Flat-Panels).
Drag from Underscan (15%) to Overscan (0%) until the screen full to the corner of your monitor.

You can see now the screen fit to your monitor and display nicely.

Other Samsung monitor could be solve using this way.

Monitor Models

  • BX1931N
  • EX1920X
  • S19A300B
  • S19A300B
  • S19A300N
  • BX2031
  • S20A300B
  • S20A300B
  • S20A350B
  • S20A350B
  • S22A300B
  • S22A300B
  • S23A300B
  • S23A300B
  • S23A350B
  • S23A350B
  • S23A350H
  • S23A550H
  • S23A950D
  • XL2370
  • S24A350H
  • S27A550H
  • S27A950D

This solution can be apply on the display card for

Display card models

  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6570 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6450 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5970 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5830 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5550 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4830 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4770 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4550 Graphics
  • ATI Radeon HD 4300 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series

Some people may search for

  • Why 1920 x 1080 not full screen ?
  • How to make 1080p full screen on new Samsung Monitor
  • Samsung S24A350H with ATI Radeon 5750 is not full screen.
  • Can’t display 1920×1200 Samsung
  • Full Screen With Your HDMI Cable & AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Full Screen With Your DVI Cable & AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Samsung Syncmaster Monitor full screen ?
  • HDMI cannot be sized to full screen on Samsung 50″ plasma TV
  • Samsung 67 – can’t get full screen
  • Screen coverage is not full all around

Update (1 May 2012):

If you are using the latest version of Catalyst Control Center, you should choose

  1. My Digital Flat-Panels
  2. Scaling Options ( Digital Flat-Panel)

Like the Print screen below.

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  • fireboss

    It’s not the HDMI cables. In spite of all the hype about the need for cables costing hundreds there’s no discernable difference between most HDMI cables because almost all are made by a couple of companies in China. Check out the informations at
    I ripped out the software and reinstalled with the latest version and everything worked.

  • Ugo Rio


    Sorry @fireboss:disqus it doesn’t work : I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled AMD Catalyst Software Suite (the latest), and it is still the same : with HDMI plugged to my 1920×1200 lcd monitor, I just can choose 1920X1080 … still black borders up and down …

  • fireboss

    If your monitor is 1920×1200 and you set your display to 1920×1080 there will be black bars on each side to fill the 120 area (1200-1080) that the display doesn’t.
    Have you looked at the monitor setup? The card can only display what the monitor allows it to display. You didn’t say what make you monitor is but all have a setup function. It could well be that the monitor is set up to show the display in that way.

  • Ugo Rio

    Hi, thanks @fireboss:disqus for your time.
    The monitor is a LaCie 324, 16:10 1920×1200
    Here are screenschots of the OSD menu of the screen :
    I’ve tried everythings, even all the aspect ratios as you can see.
    In the LaCie 324 specs, the max output resolution for HDMI is 1920×1200 …

  • fireboss

    I’d try setting the monitor at 1080 P with Smart Zoom, There are so many options that could affect the look that this is something that’s hard to work on unless I’m sitting in front of the screen. to see exactly how it responds when I push the buttons. For me fixing this kind of thing is more intuitive than mechanical.
    Sorry I can’t be more specific but I’ve never used the monitor and don’t have access to one.

  • Ugo Rio

    It’s already the case, smart zoom at 1080p … There is something strange and I think no luck to have full screen with hdmi.
    I can have fullscreen with vga, not yet tested with dvi (no cable) but I will …

  • fireboss

    The output cable should not make a difference,we’re missing something in the setup…can’t say what though

  • Román Szabolcs Krisztián

    This is how can i do it.