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jabdo79
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AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

After a good amount of searching and reading through posts on these forums of people replying in an irritated way that the 4000 series is outdated and isn't supported and wont work with Windows 10, I found a fix that was posted/works. I'm reposting it here so that others may hopefully find it easier. Also as a note to those who just said buy a new card or go back to windows 7, don't give up so easily, if you don't know the answer you don't have to post something. If you have an idea that may help, post that, but there's no need to get frustrated because people ask the same question over, just ignore it or help them find the answer they're looking for. Thanks!

I believe this will remove the overscan/underscan for any AMD card but I have only tested it on a Radeon HD 4800.

TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK, editing the registry can cause serious problems.

On to the fix!

  • In windows 10 click Cortana, search for "regedit", and run it.
  • Click File, Export and save as "backup" to wherever you want, just in case something goes wrong you can revert it back.
  • On the left navigate to the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\
  • In this folder there will be multiple folders with long names, look for the one with a folder inside named "0000", there will be a ton of other settings, on the right, once you find the right one.

As an example the folder name my "0000" was located in is "{55038BE3-BCB9-4757-9ACF-05AC30F7CBF9}"

  • Next right click the "0000" folder and click "Find", search for the resolution you are using, in my case it was 1920x1080.
  • It will highlight it on the right, for me it was "DALR6 DFPI 21920x1080x0x59", the last number is the refresh rate for the screen, look for the refresh rate you use if the first one it highlights is not the one.
  • Right click the highlighted name and click Modify
  • Here we want to change all the numbers on the right to 00's, put your cursor before the number you want to change, press the "Del" key, then press "0".
  • Click OK, minimize the registry and right click the desktop, Display Settings, Advanced Display Settings, and change the resolution to anything else, then back to the resolution you edited in regedit. Your underscan should be gone! (Edit: If changing resolution doesn't work, try rebooting.)

Here's the source I found the solution at: http://http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1251639-how-i-fixed-overscan-undersca...

Search terms others may use: black borders, 4xxx, 4300, 4500, 4600, 4700, 4800

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tonyclegg
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Just to add to this, I've got both an HD4350 and HD4500 and this works a treat on it.  I had to reboot though for the overscan to resolve itself.  Changing resolution didn't work.  Also, there was two entries for 1920x1080 with 59 and 60hz.  Deleted the 60hz also as wasn't being used.  The rebooted, and great news, no black borders.


Big thanks to the OP from 4 yrs ago.  Really pleased this works and will help many here.

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minhduy
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

I use AMD Radeon HD4650 card but I can not install the Catalyst Control Center on Win10 Pro x64.

Since I use the Dell U2414H monitor should have the Catalyst Control Center to adjust your screen.

Please help me thank you very much ....

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jabdo79
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Awesome, added that to main post. Glad to know it works for someone else!

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tssz
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Thanks a lot!!!

It works for me, my card is AMD Radeon HD4200.

It just follow your instructions, step by step, and I found more than one "0000", and also "0001", then I modify them all.

Follow the next steps, now my black borders gone!

AMD should really consider to officially release a drive to support those old cards, otherwise, people just leave.

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olisaev_ruslan
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Why should I change my hd4870 for 5870? If they are identical in performance! Make the driver under 4 series! I have always been loyal to you, but enough for my needs so far, and my 4 series! You are forcing me to buy another such video card! I think that many, not just I just abandon you! Because your competitors support such "old" card! Sincerely, Ruslan Olisaev!

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surim
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Your registry edit fix worked for me (Windows 10 with Dell U2414H monitor and ATI Radeon HD 4200 card), and your instructions were crystal clear. The thick black borders disappeared, and no reboot was required.

After changing the display settings, then reverting back to 1920 x 1080 Windows suggested that I logout/login, which I did, but I don't think that made any difference.

Thanks for making the effort to share this solution with others.

p.s. Your link at the end doesn't work, but this one does:

How I fixed overscan/underscan issues on an ATI card without Catalyst Control Center - AVS Forum | H...

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devoidzer0
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

Same problem on an Acer laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250.  I tried the registry hack, and it changed things, but not for the better.  While I used to have black borders, now I have the opposite problem - the edges of my desktop are outside the boundaries of the screen!  I'm assuming I have to go in and change some of the 00's, but I have no idea where to start.  Anyone?

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bsamd
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

There is another option ... this problem only affects HDMI.

The problem does not exist if the DVI output is used. I have used a DVI-to-DVI cable instead of an HDMI cable - and there is no black border.

I can still use two monitors - by also using an HDMI-to-DVI cable

It is not a perfect solution - but it is cheaper than buying a new video card  .. and safer than changing registry values.

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mconradie
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series Overscan / Underscan fix on Windows 10

You are my hero! Thank you.

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