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Q: y50-70 CPU frequency scaling on battery and Turbo-...

Hello everybody,I'm an "not so happy" owner of a ideapad y50-70 with this configuration:-Intel i7 4720HQ-NVIDIA geforce GTX 960M-Samsung SSD and 8GB ram so...coming to my problem:since I bought it, i have strong CPU frequency scaling issues. it means that:-ON BATTERY, CPU frequency NEVER exceeds 800MHz, making my lenovo almost a paperweight. I have always to keep it plugged in.-even WHEN PLUGGED, just 1-2 MINUTES after boot, it remains stucked at 800MHz, then the problem seems to disappear.-but WHEN CPU LOAD exceeds ~25%, Intel turbo boost gets disabled, and my cpu instead of running at 3.6 GHz, runs at 2.6.-WHEN i close the screen, CPU slower at 1.8 GHz I've downloaded Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility, and I discovered that for the first two cases seems that intervene a sort of thermal throttling, and the cpu scales as it is overheated (obviously is not real occurence, as temperatures never rise above 55-60C).for the last two cases, NO kind of evidences of the frequency scaling appears (i.e.: not, as above, a thermal throttling feature "activation"), but only a system slowing and the frequency value that drops. now, all that happend even under Windows 10 pro. In Ubuntu 14.04 the problem is just related to the frequency scaling on battery. what I have done:-downgraded the BIOS version to an older one (3.03-->2.02) with no success-NO energy-saving profiles activated, obviously-disabled the video card, the wireless card directly from the BIOS to see if there are incompatibilities-surfed the web for months to find a solution. I tried to look for the intel DPTF driver (Windows), but it seems not existing for y50-70...possible?? what I think:-can be something related (for any strange reason) to the boot mode? When i bought my laptop, it was without OS. I installed Win10 with my licence and it was installed in Legacy mode, and not UEFI. When i installed Ubuntu, it was installed as legacy too. But as told, the problem is only the one "battery" one. It can be possible that this can generate any kind of incompatibility?-Can be something dependent on Windows missing drivers? And this can be reflected on Ubuntu? (it seems to be a non sense consideration, but if i think at the Lenovo Setting application, if IN WINDOWS I select for the "conservation" mode" of the battery (never charging over 60% even if plugged), this modality remains active even in UBUNTU) what can i do?For now, I cannot return my pc to Lenovo asking for a repair (for the next months i absolutelly need for my pc), but i will do it before warrant voids, if i do not solve. many thanks for your time

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Preferred Solution: y50-70 CPU frequency scaling on battery and Turbo-...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


If I use my notebook with the power adapter I have no problems. In battery operation it starts to make a high frequency tone, thats pulsing every second.I already send it to Lenovo to repair, but I got it back as it was before: "its in lenovo specification"This noise makes my crazy. It's like a tinnitus. I never had that problem with any other notebook. I also tested it with different kind of people: Children and youg poeple hear it, older people dont hear ist.So maybe lenovo empleyee is too old or they don't want to repair? What can I do, because this is not ok. Note: I mean not the voice of the power adapter. But If you compare with that:The voice, its louder, pulsative and higher. It comes out inside of the notebook. So it kills me...

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If I use my notebook with the power adapter I have no problems. In battery operation it starts to make a high frequency tone, thats pulsing every second.I already send it to Lenovo to repair, but I got it back as it was before: "its in lenovo specification"This noise makes my crazy. It's like a tinnitus. I never had that problem with any other notebook. I also tested it with different kind of people: Children and youg poeple hear it, older people dont hear ist.So maybe lenovo empleyee is too old or they don't want to repair? What can I do, because this is not ok. Note: I mean not the voice of the power adapter. But If you compare with that:The voice, its louder, pulsative and higher. It comes out inside of the notebook. So it kills me...

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No matter what setting I use, it seems the 5th generation X1 Carbon cannot boost above its 2.8GHz base frequency while on battery power. I've set all Windows 10 and BIOS power profiles to max performance. I'm using the latest BIOS as of the time of this post. Temperature while using Cinebench R15 multi-CPU benchmark doesn't exceed 55C so it's not being temperature throttled. Is this something Lenovo can resolve in a future update? I'd like to be utilise this processors max performance while away from AC power.

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The famous bios problem which prevented processor frequency to go beyond 0.77 GHz has been somewhat resolved but both these new BIOS updates V39 & V40 are buggy and prevent turbo boost from turning ON(in battery mode), no matter what power plan you are on.In case of V39 we need to completely shutdown the laptop, wait for few seconds and then remove the power adapter to get turbo boost in battery mode.In case of V40 even this doesn't help. It has been about 10 months since I have purchased this **bleep** laptop and no one seems to resolve this issue in spite of repeated complaints..    Though this is a bios coding problem people of lenovo are fooling around saying this as normal, just to hide their incapability in resolving bios issues... 

A:Z510: Buggy bios disables turbo boost in battery mode

Thank you for starting this thread and describing the problem further. It gave me a better understanding of the problem.
For anyone else joining the thread, are there any other conditions under which the Turbo boost should be working but does not?

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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hi my computer is showing text in a blurry manner updating the display driver is not helping please help my driver id for display adapter is (just in case) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916&SUBSYS_80E0103C&REV_07PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916&SUBSYS_80E0103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916&CC_030000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916&CC_0300 

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Everything is so small, icons, text, firefox menus, firefox webpages, windows ui elements... So I set scaling to 125% and these problems get fixed. However, unlike in windows 8.1, now steam among a few other things is completely messed up. Their interface get huge and buggy. Is there any way to fix this?
My resolution is 1920x1080, 24inch screen.

A:Any way to get better ui scaling?

I have the same problems, Since setting scaling UI to 125% whenever I open Baldurs gate in full screen mode it expands off the screen. Tried to reset to 100% and Baldurs gate stayed huge cant reset that now.

This is such retarded stuff, dumbasses at Microsoft can screw up a wet dream.

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I have been using the Dell XPS 15 (4K, 512gb/16go - all (video)drivers are up to date & running fresh install of Windows) for a week now and I'm experiencing some lag on the full 4K resolution with Windows scaling on 200%. 
When I'm scrolling through big pages with Chrome the page content is lagging as in short freezes and delayed appearing of new objects. In MS Word and Powerpoint is moving images and typing in textboxes in big documents also not smooth. With more graphical heavy software like Adobe Premiere are big screen refreshes as timeline movement or maximizing panels not that smooth as I'm expecting from the laptop'specs.
But when lowering the resolution to 1920x1080 (and automatically scaling to 100%) almost all the 'lags' are gone.. I think the latest Intel HD Graphics drivers aren't capable of handeling that 4K resolution and scaling well, but are there more people experiencing lag-issues like these, or has this something to do with my configuration?

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Hi there all.

I've recently got an electronic ebook. However there is some difficulty, as pdf pages are shown so tiny that I cannot read the script. The screen is 9X12cm. So I was wondering if there is any software that you know of which can reduce or scale the pages of a pdf file.
I'll be deeply obliged.

A:Scaling pdf pages

Should have a - and + for any .pdf file.

I use PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER that is free and works great.

I can view things from 1% to 6400%.

Yes that says 6400%

If you go down the page your see a Portable version you can get also.
No install is needed so you could try it out.
It opens really fast and is a very nice program.

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Hey guys.

I always have a Border when I try to play in the 1280x720 resolution on my 23" LG monitor, whhich native res is 1920x1080.

How do I enable scaling so that the picture stretches like it should?? So I can get rid of the border.

I have an ATI HD4890, and can't find any setting in the CCC.



A:Enable Scaling? ATI - LG

Just realized. But I don't have "Digital Panel" in my CCC. That's where the scaling options are. How do i fix this?

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Just found this article (paste the blue text in a browser, BC can't show it rightly, windows10_dpi_blurry_fix.xpexplorer.com/ ) on how to fix DPI fuzziness problems on widescreen monitors, when reading PC World's latest article on Windows 10 headaches, comment by Darren Fajcz. 
I have the problem described, and it's very annoying how all the dialog boxes in Win10, look like bad photos of previous dialog boxes in Win7 and 8.
I couldn't find a prior BC article on the topic, though I did search.  So if this issue is already in some other topic, I apologize!
I've not tried to use it yet, because I'm not sure I want to run Win10 anymore.  Meanwhile, someone else might benefit.  Since the solution is in two parts, the second of which involves some software download, I don't know how members will feel about that.  On the other hand, maybe it's a good idea, at least the first part, which is a Win10 settings change.
Hope this helps.

A:Windows 10 DPI scaling fix

Your "this article" URL returns to BleepingComputer.com just so you know!

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Hello peeps,

Im new here and this is my first post,

I just bought the New Dell XPS 17 i7 2720 laptop with the 1600 x 900 screen with the GT555m card.

In the Nvidia Preferences / control panel there is no option for image scaling or strech to fit none native resolutions.

I have updated the drivers and tried researching the issue yet to no avail, just pages and pages of Dell crap!!!

Just wondering if anyone has any idea on what i can do, or any suggestions??

(ps, just tried Hdmi to my TV and the "adjust desktop size and position" option shows up for that screen only)

A:Image scaling on NEW XPS 17

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I am a student using photoshop 6.0 for a project on fisheries. I take pictures of the table full of fish and use photoshop to measure the fish for analysis (with a 10-cm triangle ruler present in the photo). Currently I am using a trail-and-error method to scale the photo to the triangle, which is pretty time consuming. I am first rotating the photo so the triangle is parallel with the bottom, then transforming the photo perspective (to square the picture according to the triangle), then transforming it first vertically then horizontally, using the rulers until the triangle corresponds 10cm with 10cm on the rulers. Everytime i transform the picture it moves and I just have to estimate how far to transform it, then remeasure, then transform it again...gr! I found a free software, Vislog, which has a calibration tool so I can set a scale which based on the number of pixels equal to 10cm. Can anyone help me with a similar method of calibration (or some other simpler method) to scale the photo to this triangle? perhaps something with setting grid lines of 10cm distance...idk...

Thanks a lot for your help! I reallllly appreciate anything you can suggest!

A:Photoshop 6.0 Scaling

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Hello, I have a 4K TV as a monitor connected via DVI-HDMI. I have 3840*2160 and scaling 100% (because I want all pixels when viewing photos Today for the second time I noticed that all desktop icons are spread out in crazy distance like around 200px but they are small, not enlarged. I do right click - display settings and it says in red "Some apps won't respond to scaling changes until you sign out". I did not do any scaling changes! It is still 100%, but since recently I saw twice this icon mess and this message. Fonts in apps look a bit weird too I think. Last time it happened, I signed out and icons were fixed, but today after powering on the system it is back. Anybody noticed this as well? Maybe it is happening after my GPU upgrade...

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Hello everyone

I spent all day to figure out how to enable Gpu scaling but no way.
It was working a couple of days ago untill I didn't mess around and now I'm not able to fit the image in the full panel.

I tried to lower the screen resolution as I did a search and apparently once that is done it should work but not in my case.

Please help me out if you have a solution

Thank you in advance

A:How to enable Gpu scaling???

I don't use ATI cards, but there will be an option in Catalyst Control Centre to set the monitor scaling. Update your graphic drivers to the latest version and have a look.

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My desktop over scales the actual size of my monitor. I used to have a phone number for a computer guy and he told me one time a certain key stroke braught up a window i honeslty have never seen before and i was able to basicly custom fit my desktop to my monitor kinda like when u first set up a game via console on a big screen tv, i did an update via windows + a restart and now its back to default again. Anyways its driving me crazy i have tried everything i know plus some googling to try and fix this problem. So to cover what i have done first and for most i have Windows 7 64 bit im using a r7 360 as a gpu and the rest is not to important i am using a lame monitor HF199H HannSpree but to be noted nothing has changed or been updated other then this recent update via windows. The default screen res is 1440x900 witch its currently set on and was set on prior update also if i open my radeon settings for my gpu under scaling and over scaling is greyed out so im not able to change that and was same way prior update so nothing new there, my drivers are all up to date via checking AMD gaming evolved. If i have missed any important info please feel free to ask ill be watching for any responses thank you guys for any time you take reading this and trying to help me. Also when i take like a print screen of my desktop it shows what it SHOULD look like and not what i see witch is super odd.

A:Desktop scaling is Off

Right click anywhere on the desktop (not an icon), then go to personalize then screen resolution and adjust it accordingly.

Tutorial on Microsoft's Website here:
Change your screen resolution

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Windows 10 Anniversary... I can go to 150% scaling in PRIMARY and MIRROR but when I use only the secondary screen (it's a TV) the DPI scaling is disabled... why?

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How can I print an image at say 75% of an image displayed on 8.5" x 11" paper? Using zoom does not work, it still prints at 100%. Explanation: I have a model building which measures in plan view 8" x 6"; I want to print this so it prints at 6" x 4".

A:print scaling

Your printer may have this option (Scaled Print size).
Note that your ratio of 8 x 6 will give you a 6 x 4.5 print.
Irfanview will allow you to change the print size also.

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Anyone seen or had there text size all of a sudden become huge in various programs? For example see screen shots, i have tried making DPI scale 100% but its already this low. Only in windows and java based programs is the text affected.

I am administrator, and have rebooted several times.

Any other options i have no idea about?


A:DPI Scaling not working?

Have you tried resolution?
Screen Resolution

If that does not work, run a full and updated malwarebytes and anti virus scan.

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is there a way to turn this off? i want it to stay at the fastest it can go at all times, i looked in the bios settings and it said u can turn it off in there, but them its always at the minimum settings... is there a way to make it so its at top speed no matter what?

A:speed scaling...

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I am new here so I will try hard not to be a n00b, although I believe I may have made an all n00b mistake. Anywho, in the personalization options for Vista Home 64 bit, I was adjusting the font size to make the fonts bigger on my 56 inch TV/ Monitor. On the DPI Scaling tab I choose a custom setting of around 285 DPI(not exactly sure what size I used). After restarting the computer (needed for changes), and navigating to a couple different options , I realized that I could no longer use the dialog boxes because they were now to big to see the options at the bottom of the various dialog boxes(including the DPI Scaling Dialog box). The dialog boxes appear when you need to make changes and at the bottom they have options including OK, Cancel ,and Apply. Since I can't see the bottom of the boxes to click the apply button I can't resize the DPI Scaling to an usable size. GRRRRR...!!!!!!
I tried to drag the DPI Scaling box to the very top of my desktop, but it topped out long before I could ever see the Custom tab, much less the Apply tab.
I am new to Vista, this computer, and using the TV as a computer monitor, so I was just trying to get the user settings adjusted when I made this bonehead mistake. Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

A:Vista DPI Scaling

Hi ,
Thank you to anyone that used any of thier time or effort on this one.Fortunately, I have fixed this one myself. I booted up in safe mode(F8) and the fonts were at a size that made using all the tabs ( Smaller,Larger, and Custom) possible, as well as the buttons at the bottom of the Dialog Box(OK, cancel, and Apply). From there it was easy to set a font size that both worked for my monitor size and was not too big or too small (around 185 DPI).
P.S. Note to self...use caution and proceed slowly when making setting adjustments that your not familiar with.

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.

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Just installed Win7 x64 in a GPT partition alongside my OEM Win8.1.1 on my new laptop, got all the drivers installed, everything is running relatively smooth as it can be for running a 6 yr old OS on a brand new PC (yes folks, Win7 is *that* old) . I have my scaling set to 200% as my display resolution is 3840x2160, so need it to be at least 200% in order to see anything

But since that scaling setting is only in my user account (although it is the only user account on the PC) , when I initially boot up the computer, the scaling/resolution is off, and it shows up in a box that doesn't fill the entire screen. Once I type in my password and it logs in then it fills the screen. If i were to subsequently lock the computer the scaling/resolution would still be normal since I am already logged in. Its a minor issue but bothersome nonetheless.

Screenshot attached

A:Welcome screen scaling issue

There's this: How to Set the DPI for the Logon Screen on Windows 7 - The App Compat Guy - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

But would suggest you create a restore point first.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which has a resolution of 3200 x 1800 which I run at 200% scaling.
I have just bought an Asus PB278Q which has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 which I run at 100% scaling, and which I want to use for development.
However, all content on the external display is blurry.
So I tried the option for setting one scaling of 100% for all displays and now the external display is sharp as it should be, but the internal display is obviously useless in desktop mode because everything is too small. I verified that the external
display is being driven at the correct resolution via the monitor's own information option which says 2560 x 1440 at 60Hz (I was at least pleased that the Intel HD 4400 graphics were able to drive both displays at their proper resolution with 32-bit
colour and at 60Hz). I have a fully updated version of Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1.
So my guess is that Windows is rendering my external display off-screen at 200% and then crunching it down to 100% via bitmap processing.
Is this how Microsoft have implemented per-display scaling? There is no way I can tolerate such blurriness on the external display especially as I intend to use it mainly for development so clarity of text is important.
I've posted to this forum in the hope there will be other people with a similar setup. Is anyone able to help resolve this or is it simply a bad implementation of per-display scaling?
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When Lenovo Utility is enabled on my Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK, there's a bug that mouse cursor (working in background) become pixelated after every return from sleep state and after pressing Caps Lock or Touchpad Disable Button. The problem is only when scaling is 150% or more. On 125% no problem. Also when disable Lenovo Utility no problem. So its definetely this app's issue.. I've also heard that this bug is also on other Yoga devices. Please fix it asap. I must keep my scaling at 125% to prevent this bug from happening.

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Evening all.

I've got a problem with Crysis and Crysis Warhead. Basically the two games will not scale less-than-native resolutions (my native is 1920x1080) up to full screen, I don't want to play in a letterbox its ugly and unless you have the eyes of a buzzard you can't see a damn thing. My reason for wanting to play at lower resolutions is that I can then put everything else on 'very high' and it runs like a dream.

Scaling in CCC is greyed out when I use 1920x1080(native) so I solved the problem by changing my desktop resolution to 1600x900 (the resolution I'm trying to play at) and checking 'full screen scaling' in CCC. Thing is I like my desktop at 1920x1080 and am not prepared to alter everything everytime I want to play Crysis.

So my question is, how do I make Crysis or CCC scale lower resolutions to full screen?

Any help would be appreciated this has annoyed me for months.

PS. I saw somewhere that using dx9 instead of dx10 solved it, but again that looks hideous so its a no-go.

Windows 7 64bit
i7 Q720 1.6-2.8Ghz
HD Mobility Radeon 5870 (1Gb) using CCC 11.6
Its a laptop so the monitor is just 'generic Pnp monitor' can't get anymore info on it.

A:Crysis Resolution Scaling

Bump. Come on, any ideas anyone?

I can't understand why it will work when the desktop resolution is also 1600x900, which I suppose technically means its not scaling from the desktop resolution at all.
Also this only happens on Crysis, Doom 3 scales all its resolutions just fine, its odd.

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I have an LCD monitor with native resolution 1280x1024, and it's connected via a regular analog cable. I usually played only one game, Counter Strike 1.6. I used to play is at 1024x768. A few months back, (I don't remember what I was doing, I faintly remember (maybe)it was a CPU overheating issue) I had my computer case opened up. So, the computer rebooted a few times, and I remember, that the text (about my Nvidia gpu) that is displayed at the started of each bootup, appeared a bit stretchy(just like you take an 800x600 pic, resize it to 1280x1024). Same with the splash screen. But the Windows GUI (which was set at my native resolution) appeared normal. Then I started CS1.6, and even it appeared stretchy. Not knowing the cause of this, I switched the resolution of the game to 1280x1024. Since CS1.6 is not graphic intensive, I had no problem running the game at that resolution. So I ignored the problem.

Yesterday I bought L4D. Again, it had the same stretchiness at lower resolutions. But, I cannot manage good FPS at higher resolutions, so I have to play play at 800x600, with the stretchy graphics that look like crap.

I get the same problem even in Windows 7.

I have NO idea what caused this. Any solution to this? If my monitor was connected via DVI, then solving this would be easy, but it doesn't have a DVI port.

Windows XP MCE2005 SP3
Intel Pentium D 2.8GHz
nVidia Geforce 7300LE

A:Strange scaling problem

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Hi, I had a question regarding Windows 7 and Nvidia Scaling. I just finished installing Windows 7 and I went into my Nvidia Driver Settings under Adjust Desktop Size and Position and by default my monitor is set to Use my display's built-in scaling, but I whenever I try to change it to use NVIDIA Scaling or fixed aspect ratio and press ok to keep the changes, it keeps reverting back to the default. I am using the most recent drivers for video card. What is the problem here?

Thank you

A:Windows 7 and NVIDIA SCALING

i have to same problem! help?

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I am running Visio Standard 2016. I have a dimensioned architectural drawing that was created at 3/4"=1 ft. for 8-1/2 x 11 paper and I want to scale this drawing to 1/4"=1 ft and have it on 24"x 36" paper.

I have tried several ways of rescaling and changing the paper size, but Visio won't seem to fill the entire 24 x 36 page, but leaves the drawing small down in one corner like it is trying to keep it to the original 8-1/2 x 11 size.

I have tried to group the drawing and then grab a corner to drag it larger with the mouse, but then the dimensioning all gets whacked.

What am I doing wrong? I just want my drawing to fill the entire 24 x 26 paper.


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My main monitor is 2560x1440 and my 2nd monitor is 1920x1080. When I set both to 100% or 125% scaling they both look fine. If I set my main monitor to 125% and my 2nd monitor to 100% the 2nd monitor is blurry.

Is anyone else having this problem? Is there a way to fix it?


A:Blurry 2nd Monitor when using different DPI scaling

Hello Ryz,
I just happen to have the exact same problem. Did you find a solution??

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My "Change the size of all items" is set to smaller. This makes everything appear fine. However whenever I restart the PC, or turn on the PC, all of the desktop programs and cursor are incorrect (ie. everything bigger than it should be) on my left hand monitor. Changing the main display, or changing the resolution back and fro fixes the problem, but gets annoying after a while. Any ideas?



A:Scaling (DPI) of Windows 8 Desktop changes

What if you switched the Monitors, what do you have in the other Monitor, the Start Screen? Can you switch positions?

How are they plugged in, is this SLI or connections on the same Video card... HDMI. SVGA or Component?

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I've never had this problem with my monitor before, but I have recently made some changes.

I have a Dell 22in monitor and a nVidia GT 220 gfx card windows 7 Home Premium

I used to use the analog cable for my monitor until it started giving me all sorts of problems. So, when I went fishing for another cord I found, what i've ralized later, was a digital monitor cable. I've had no problems thus far with it until now.

I don't usually change the resolution of my monitor as i'm quite happy with the large resolution, but playing a game at a smaller resolution, as i found out today, leaves me with aggrivating black bars on either side of my monitor.

It looks terrible and I can't help but stare at them.

So what I'm wondering, is why this happens, and is there a way to fix it to where scaling doesn't make my screen so blurry that it hurts my eyes.

Also does having a larger resolution in games bog it down? If not then this will be the easiest solution.

I dunno if you need any more information than what I posted. If you do I'll be more than happy to post it.


A:Monitor scaling problems...

When playing a game, you need to chose a resolution that has a widescreen aspect ratio. If the game doesn't give you that option, then you are a bit out of luck. In some games though, I think they may stretch the screen to make up for the difference, but it doesn't sound like yours does that. Give it a try with another trial version of a more recent game available on the Internet. That will help you understand what I mean.
As for the blurring, it sounds as if you are talking about quite an old game. You see, you can only do with so little vertical and horizontal pixels on your monitor before your monitor is not good at displaying it. That is why it is best to stick with the native resolution supported by your monitor as best you can, which your game will have control over once you start it up. If you have the option, you should play it in a window instead. That will make it smaller, but at least then you won't be complaining about it being blurry.
Increasing a resolution in a game will indeed increase the demand on your computer, because it is handling more pixels. In my game of Crysis, I like to not pick the highest resolutions for fear everything will slow down, but not the smallest either because that will give me less screen space what with all the HUD and stuff. In my older games like C&C: Red Alert 3 / Generals, or Age of Empires, you may as well make it as high as you can go. Not that they ever can go high enough though.

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I am running Win 8.1 on a Yoga 2 Pro convertible laptop with a 3200 x 1800 res screen. Although my DPI scaling is set to 250%, the Modern UI tiles and text (Start screen) are still too small. In addition, many of the apps show text that is too small, as well.

This Eightforums article showed a terrific registry hack to adjust this in Windows 8. Unfortunately, the article warns that it does not work in Windows 8.1.

Can any suggest a way to increase the text size of the Modern UI? As it is right now, it's unusable.

A:Custom Scaling of DPI of Modern UI in 8.1?

Hello. Welcome to 8 Forums.

Have you tried to make an adjustment using the metro tools.

When looking at the Start Screen:
Charms > Settings > Change PC Settings > PC and devices > Display

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So I just got a 4k monitor to add to my two 1080p monitors. I set everything up and it was all fine and good for an hour or so. Basically what's happening is the scale option is locked to the primary display. If I increase the scale of one, the rest follow suit. I've been trying to fix this for hours and need to get this in order so I can work, so please help!

If it helps, I have an Nvidia GTX 970 and the monitors are two HP 2511's (1DVi/1 HDMI) and a Samsung U28E590D 4k monitor, running through a DisplayPort.

The goal here is to have the 4k at 150% scale and the other two at 100%.


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Hi there,

I've got a 15 inch Dell laptop with 4K screen. Using the Dell docking station, I'm running 2 external monitors connected over DP ports (LG's 2560*1080 and Dell's 1920*1080) - both external screens run at their respective native resolutions in the extended desktop regime.

Obviously, the 4K on 15 inch is a no-go so I use scaling to 200% on the laptop screen only to emulate 1920*1080. The screen is sharp. So far so good.


Some applications are distinctively blurry or rasterized when displayed on ANY of the external monitors.

For example, Word and Notepad are unusable as they are plain blurry to be used as text editors. Chrome and MSIE have distorted/blurred menu texts and rendering of pages is really poor and blurry. Same goes for Total Commander. ALL these applications display correctly on the native screen.

Now, Firefox and items such as windows settings are sharp on all three screens.

I already tried using the per-application setting to stop DPI scaling, but it did not help with Chrome and with Total Commander I ended up with a ridiculously oversized app

To add insult to the injury, the Skype's main window (with contacts) is OK on the laptop's screen - individual conversation windows on external monitors are grotesquely huge.

I resorted to using 1920*1080 resolution on the laptop's screen and no scaling - this rectified apps blurriness issue on external screens. Also, the laptop screen is set to 48Hz which to some extent which helped with inevit... Read more

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Hi, I am using HP spectra 15.6 inches, I7 processor, 64-bit laptop. I have scaling issues very badly, literally, I can not see the icons and toolbar options of most of the applications I use daily. For instance Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, VLC and other few HP original applications.  . Changing resolution is not a solution. It is completely HP's fault, other 15.6 inches laptops are working perfectly  Can you please help customers like us from this issue. FYI, please find the attached screenshots for more clarification.   Thanks,Sumanth

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I have a Acer H257HU 1440P Monitor and at 2560X1400 the gadgets don't look right, they look weird. The cpu ram gadget specifically. Whenever I set text at 125% the gadgets look weird and no it's not a IE 11 issue, it's a scaling issue with windows 7. So I don't know how to fix this weird issue.

A:Gadget Scaling issue

Unfortunately , it is an IE 11 issue. Microsoft changed something in IE 11 that effects scaling in Windows 7 and the gadgets are effected as well. There is no "fix" that I am aware of other than to leave text at 100% or install IE 10. I chose IE 10. Someone published a work-around that involved making a change to each gadget but it left them at a smaller size.

Fix: Gadgets displaying broken in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with IE11

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In ATI catalyst control panal 8.4, the used centered timings option doesn't work. I have some old games that can only run at lower resoulutions, but it's all blurrY. How do I make it so it doesn't scale the image?

A:Stop ATI from scaling screen

Is this a question? Does your card have a dip switch on it that needs to be changed?

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I use Windows 8 on a rMBP, but frequently use an external monitor that's 1080p. Since it scales 200% for the HiDPI of the rMBP, it's way too big on the external. Is there a way I can have it scale only the internal monitor, and leave the external one at 100%?

A:Separate Scaling for Each Display

Hello Lloyd,

You would be able to in Windows 8.1, but not Windows 8.


DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

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Hello, I use a 2-monitors  setup (Z32x, Z27x), each attached to a separate graphics card via HDMI. As the monitors are quite different in resolution and # of pixels, I'd like to use different custom scaling for each. But when I set a custom scaling (say, 150%) for one monitor, it always takes effect for both of them. Thank you for an advice!

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I use a S140u portable monitor with my Elitebook 840 G3.  The scaling is different between the screens such that icons, windows, etc. on the S140u appear larger than on the main display.  I've tried adjusting the resolution and scaling in the properties menu.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!Thanks in advance.-Josh 

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I have a Acer H257HU 1440P Monitor and at 2560X1400 the gadgets don't look right, they look weird. The cpu ram gadget specifically. Whenever I set text at 125% the gadgets look weird and no it's not a IE 11 issue, it's a scaling issue with windows 7. So I don't know how to fix this weird issue.

A:Gadget Scaling issue

Unfortunately , it is an IE 11 issue. Microsoft changed something in IE 11 that effects scaling in Windows 7 and the gadgets are effected as well. There is no "fix" that I am aware of other than to leave text at 100% or install IE 10. I chose IE 10. Someone published a work-around that involved making a change to each gadget but it left them at a smaller size.

Fix: Gadgets displaying broken in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with IE11

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