Non-native resolution in LCDs

Is there any way to force a widescreen LCD to do letterboxed 4:3 resolution?

My friend recently got a Toshiba L30 laptop which has 14.1" (1280 x 800) widescreen display. It stretches 4:3 resolutions to fit screen, as a result images look fuzzy and old games which have no support for widescreen resolution look horizontally stretched.

The laptop is using integrated Radeon Xpress 200M graphics.
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  1. Can you tell me exactly which CCC option I should use and where can I find it? (a screenshot would be highly appreciated)

    (FYI, I don't have the laptop near at hand right now)
  2. Try going into the bios and disabling lcd panel expansion. Take note that anything of non-native resolution will be displayed at its correct resolution and centered with black borders around the screen
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    Take note that anything of non-native resolution will be displayed at its correct resolution and centered with black borders around the screen

    That's exactly what I want :D

    Thanks for your inputs. I will try both methods as soon as I can.
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