How do you change windows to NOT use all of your available desktop resolution?

I am making a MAME machine and I have a 40 inch LCD installed portrait orentation in the cabinet.  This means that the display native is 1920x1080 but I only want to use the screen as 1320x1080 (4 inches of the LCD are not visable).   I have played with powerstrinp, but am not having any luck at all.   Is there anyway or software to tell Windows 7 to send a full 1920x1080 signal, but to have black bars on the area not needed and not use it?
pamsautoAsked:
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torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Doesn't your graphics adapter configuration tool offer such possibilities?
In the Nvidia Control Panel, for instance, under "Display", you may configure size and position of the dektop.
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ded9Commented:
You can try connecting a HDMI or DVI cable from your computer to LCD. You should be able to set the resolution.


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godd31Connect With a Mentor Commented:
HI,

You might have seen this post already, they go over creating a custom driver using that powerstrip tool. Seems to be the better bet for your situation. It's tough when the screen is bigger than the cabinet. Might make better sense to get a smaller display, say a 36 in display.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/94-63-screen-resolution-windows-1680x1050 

Hope this helps!
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Jackie ManConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit? If 64 bit, it will be difficult to achieve what you want to do as Windows 7 64 bit must use certfied MS driver.
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pamsautoAuthor Commented:
I am awarding to all three of you.  The main issue was I was on a rotated display and this was confusing PowerStrip.  It was switching H and V signal timings. I also had to downgrade to XP and Win 7 64 bit would not allow the resolution.
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