i have a 22" LCD at max res of 1680x1050, and i heard that its possible to make monitors display at higher resolution than the local maximum, by somehow 'squeezing' the pixels or something. i'm not really sure.
what i wanted to know, is if its worth it to try and make my res higher? do i even need to bother? the quality of the image looks spectacular right now as it is, but will it be higher if i increase my resolution? will it damage the monitor if i try to do that?
You may be talking about something like a "virtual high resolution setting" where the graphics card will "create" something like a 1920 x 1200 "virtual desktop". However, only 1680 x 1050 will be displayed on the screen at a time. You move your mouse to the edge of the screen to scroll to the desktop section that is "off screen".