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going above the local resolution?

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October 22, 2007 2:23:50 PM

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?

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October 24, 2007 12:14:09 AM

Nope. Native resolution is the max it will go.

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".
October 24, 2007 1:39:57 AM

you wont damage your monitor if you try... it simply will not work.
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