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[SOLVED] Overscanning issue when connecting gaming laptop to TV through HDMI

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I have an Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 Gaming laptop and it has two graphics cards: a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti w/ Max-Q Design and a AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics of which the latter is my integrated graphics card. When I connect my laptop to my TV, I understand that it is the AMD graphics card that controls the display on the TV and not the NVIDIA graphics card. So, when I do connect my laptop to a monitor/TV, there is overscanning and I don't know how to fix it. I tried to download AMD Radeon Software to see if I could modify the resolution on the monitor. However, when I try to open AMD Radeon Software, it doesn't open. Nothing happens. So, I'm stuck on how to fix the over scanning issue. Any advice/help would be great.
 
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boju

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Also, as stated in my first post, AMD Radeon Software doesn't work for me. I tried downloading it and it doesn't open when I try to open it.
Sorry i missed this. Asus provides Vega 10 graphics via it's chipset driver. Not sure if Adrenaline properly supports Apu graphics in laptops.

According to faq page for your notebook, how to update chipset driver;

https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1039816

Post i saw regarding Adrenaline and notebooks. It's several months old, not sure if anything has changed.

https://community.amd.com/thread/236604

If true, might explain Adrenaline not launching? Kind of useless if you can't optimise settings for the Amd Vega 10 graphics.

Your laptop does support video over USB Type C which has been known to be wired directly to the graphics card if there is one. Not always though (it's difficult to know), but have seen people achieve 144Hz externally using USB Type C instead of Hdmi. Hdmi itself isn't limited but as with some laptops, the Intel's iGPU was limited.

So it might be the same for you. As you said too, Vega controlls Hdmi with GPU crossover, meaning gpu passes frames through the iGPU's graphics controller. Sounds far fetched really but could be possible, the lack of UI for Vega graphics isn't giving you the settings you need.

If your laptop's USB Type C port is controlled exclusively by the Nvidia card, and your TV has Hdmi v1.4, an Active USB Type C to Hdmi cable could make more of a difference in NvidiaCP.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727QQLV2/?tag=linus21-20

What's the model number for your Sansui 24" LED-LCD TV? Id like to check the manual.

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Imho, 24", there's plenty of affordable monitors in that size. Maybe consider?
 
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That is a tv problem, most of them have Overscan and no way to turn it off. You have the same thing in Nvidia control panel you can setup custom size and custom resolution.

Edit: if you dont have nvidia control panel when you right click on desktop then just install new drivers from nvidia web
 

boju

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My old Panasonic TV 1080p plasma had an option to disable overscan. My newer Samsung 4k doesn't have overscan options but it does have fit to size. Somehow i don't think newer TVs don't have problems with overscan anymore.

Whats the TV btw?
 
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TV's usually have scanning options as well, check see if yours has settings available to help.
My old Panasonic TV 1080p plasma had an option to disable overscan. My newer Samsung 4k doesn't have overscan options but it does have fit to size. Somehow i don't think newer TVs don't have problems with overscan anymore.

Whats the TV btw?
Sorry for the late reply. I have an old TV. It's a Sansui 24" LED-LCD TV. It doesn't have an option to fix overscanning sadly.
 
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My LG TV needs the input set to PC. Then I can set the aspect ratio to 16:9 or 4:3. Picture mode to Game. After that it acts like a monitor. When I used an AMD card I used to have to use the AMD Radeon Software to fix it but after the above I had to do nothing. This is the AMD guide to resizing the picture. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/dh-022
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately my TV's "PC" setting is only for plugging in a computer through VGA and not HDMI and my laptop doesn't have a VGA port to do this so I have to use HDMI. Also, as stated in my first post, AMD Radeon Software doesn't work for me. I tried downloading it and it doesn't open when I try to open it.
 
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That is a tv problem, most of them have Overscan and no way to turn it off. You have the same thing in Nvidia control panel you can setup custom size and custom resolution.

Edit: if you dont have nvidia control panel when you right click on desktop then just install new drivers from nvidia web
Thank you for the reply but my nvidia control panel only has 3D settings because my Nvidia graphics card doesn't control the overscan issue. It is my integrated AMD Radeon GPU that handles this, so my nvidia graphics card can't fix it. That's why i tried download AMD Radeon settings but sadly AMD radeon settings refuses to open for me
 
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boju

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Also, as stated in my first post, AMD Radeon Software doesn't work for me. I tried downloading it and it doesn't open when I try to open it.
Sorry i missed this. Asus provides Vega 10 graphics via it's chipset driver. Not sure if Adrenaline properly supports Apu graphics in laptops.

According to faq page for your notebook, how to update chipset driver;

https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1039816

Post i saw regarding Adrenaline and notebooks. It's several months old, not sure if anything has changed.

https://community.amd.com/thread/236604

If true, might explain Adrenaline not launching? Kind of useless if you can't optimise settings for the Amd Vega 10 graphics.

Your laptop does support video over USB Type C which has been known to be wired directly to the graphics card if there is one. Not always though (it's difficult to know), but have seen people achieve 144Hz externally using USB Type C instead of Hdmi. Hdmi itself isn't limited but as with some laptops, the Intel's iGPU was limited.

So it might be the same for you. As you said too, Vega controlls Hdmi with GPU crossover, meaning gpu passes frames through the iGPU's graphics controller. Sounds far fetched really but could be possible, the lack of UI for Vega graphics isn't giving you the settings you need.

If your laptop's USB Type C port is controlled exclusively by the Nvidia card, and your TV has Hdmi v1.4, an Active USB Type C to Hdmi cable could make more of a difference in NvidiaCP.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727QQLV2/?tag=linus21-20

What's the model number for your Sansui 24" LED-LCD TV? Id like to check the manual.

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Imho, 24", there's plenty of affordable monitors in that size. Maybe consider?
 
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