Well I guess something went totally wrong, even after uninstalling both via Impulse, and a second time upon the same issue via Add/remove programs now even Vanilla Sins gives me the same issue, a max res of 1024x768 at 60 hrtz.
System Specs are
AMD6000+, 3gigs of ram, Nivida 8800 GTS with current drivers, directx 9c. Windows xp with Service Pack 3. My Samsung monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050