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Is there a way to lower the maximum resolution available in the display settings? The highest one is higher than my monitor can support, and some programs default to the highest resolution available. I normally use 1280x1024, but 1920x1080 is available.

I'm running Windows Vista with the GeForce GT 430 driver (the latest version, 295.73), and I've got a TV plugged into a VGA output on the video card as well. The TV also can't support the higher resolution.

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I don’t know about Nvidia, but for ATI cards, ATI Tray Tools lets you set/force limits. Perhaps RivaTuner can do that for Nvida cards. – Synetech Mar 3 '12 at 1:06
    
Can you give an example of such a program so we can track down the programmers and administer appropriate corrective beatings? – David Schwartz Mar 3 '12 at 4:08
    
It's portal 2, so it's very annoying that I can't run it! – DenverCoder8 Mar 3 '12 at 13:03

Have you tried Nvidia's control panel, there are alot more configurations you can alter via the control panel.

Here is a link to the Nvidia User Guide for this card: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/295.73/295.73-NVIDIA-Control-Panel-Quick-Start-Guide.pdf

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Yes, I've had a look there, but I can't see anything that helps. – DenverCoder8 Mar 3 '12 at 1:14
    
Does it allow you to adjust the resolution with greater control over the general windows settings? When I had a Win machine I also had an nVidia card and in the control panel it gave me nearly twice as many different resolution settings. – xXPhenom22Xx Mar 3 '12 at 1:19
    
I can adjust the resolution, but not the maximum resolution, which is what I want. – DenverCoder8 Mar 3 '12 at 1:38

Not a proper solution, but I've got it to work. Unplugging the analogue TV removed the offending option, and now everything works. I suspect that Windows display settings didn't know exactly what the TV could display, guessed, and got it wrong.

If anyone comes across a way to inform Vista's guess, though, then please do share!

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