Overscan Options in Catalyst 9.9 on Windows 7

I had enough trouble finding this option that i felt it worthy of a blog post.

I’m not immediately sure how the Catalyst Control Center differs between Windows 7 and Windows XP, but I was able to find the Overscan/Underscan options a bit easier in XP.

To access the Overscan option of your current display do the following:

  • Right click on the Desktop and open CCC
  • If your not already in Advanced Mode, Switch to this.
  • Click dropdown menu Graphics in the top right
  • Select Desktops and Displays
  • Right Click your currently activated display under ‘Please Select a Display’
  • Select Configure
  • Click on the Scaling Options tab 😀

From this menu you’ll probably find more of your favorite CCC options that you’ve been missing. For reference these instructions come from a Windows 7 machine with a Sapphire ATi Radeon 4850 running Catalyst Control Center 9.9


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  1. Thanks for the instructions. It looks like the same location on Vista. I just installed an ASUS EAH4650 and the latest catalyst drivers and wasn’t able to find where the overscan options were located anymore.

    They really stuck it in some obscure location this time around.

    • Charles on 10/03/2009 at 11:15 PM
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    OMFG!!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going insane looking for the option, thinking ATI removed it! Without the overscan adjustment, the desktop did not fill out the real estate properly. Many thanks!

    • kirk on 10/05/2009 at 8:58 AM
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    thank you for posting this. I didn’t found it either we surely all went blind… I’m amazed at how bad the interface of those catalyst is structured. and it’s not becoming better over the years…

    • Akbar on 10/10/2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Thanks for that mate spent quite abit of time looking for it was going crazy….

    The previous incarnation of the cataylst interface was soo much better

    • jjacques529 on 10/10/2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Thanks a lot, the new interface sucks 🙁

    • Sethcon on 10/16/2009 at 1:45 PM
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    OMG I could not find it…
    1. open ccc
    2 then I click the dropdown on the top LEFT (???)
    3. desktop & display, right clicking on my lcd (as second display) but there is no options, just properties bringing me back to display options :-((((((

    • KingGuru on 10/18/2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Hmmm.. When I do this trick it goes back to the welcome screen.. That’s annoying

    • eruyome on 10/20/2009 at 2:31 PM
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    Thank you, but I think that the profile manager doesn’t sabe the oerscan settings. Can you confirm this`, please?

    • Ste on 10/21/2009 at 11:35 AM
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    This doesnt work on Windows x64, When clicking on configure you are taken straight to the homepage instead, im not the only one experiencing this and using older version doesnt seem to work either.

    looking at one horrible mess at the mo, hope AMD/ATI get it together soon, i mean seriously dont they test before releasing?

  2. Huge thanks for this post. I was going batty trying to get it to fill my TV at 1080p.

    • Sethcon on 10/25/2009 at 9:24 PM
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    There is a new version! Maybe beta…for win7 x64 and vista….and finally, it works! 🙂

    • ryan on 10/28/2009 at 12:53 AM
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    ditto everyone’s thanks. multiple driver re-installations and CCC version upgrades wouldn’t have been necessary had I found this first.

  3. Thnx man, you saved my peace of mind

    • wnh on 11/08/2009 at 6:25 AM
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    There is no way I would have found the overscan and pixel format options in the new menu format without your post. Thank you!!

    • bigwing on 11/29/2009 at 8:14 AM
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    Thanks a lot!!

    • DDD on 12/20/2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Thank you! This helps much

    • tomsawyer on 12/25/2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Thanks, i felt like a n00b =)

  4. Have you tried 9.12? I could not figure out where is the option for overscan in 9.12

    • jmas on 01/16/2010 at 5:36 PM
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    thanks I was pulling my hair out with this.

    • Hutch on 01/17/2010 at 6:24 AM
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    Thanks for that info. Why they moved it, I’ll never know…

  5. Had the same problem that some others did, where selecting “Configure” returned me to the main welcome screen. First I updated the drivers to the latest (slightly newer than what Win7 came with stock), then I selected “Restart Runtime” from the Catalyst Control Center folder in Windows menu (i.e. Windows Start Menu). Then it work! 🙂

    • Eduardo on 02/14/2010 at 6:00 AM
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    Doesn’t work on 7 x64… doing this leave me back to the welcome screen. Help!

  6. Thanks bro, my new HDMI cable was causing problems , and now it is fixed , I dont know why these guys have to hide such settings so deep 🙁

  7. thank you! i spent the past 45 minutes looking for this. horrible design ati!

    • Johnny on 09/30/2010 at 4:54 PM
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    You are a GOD!

    • Frank on 03/08/2011 at 3:33 AM
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    I just wanted to thank you guys so much. You finally game me the answer to the problem that was driving me crazy. Filling out the screeen on my monitor when used in HDMI mode. Just use the scaling options on ATI-CCC. Thanks so much !

    • Paul on 04/01/2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Thank you. I have been looking all over for these instructions but usually getting responses to my problem of changing this setting but not how to get to it.

    • Piotr L on 03/20/2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Thank you. I was using “smaller” display for 2 years !!! Now it’s working.

    • Floyd on 05/11/2013 at 5:10 AM
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    That was amazing, concise and comprehensive, thanks!!

    • titus on 02/04/2014 at 2:45 PM
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    Muchas Gracias! scaling issue solved.

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