ALWAYS run LCD's at their MAX resolution. ALWAYS.
Unless you're playing a game that your video card can't handle, you should NEVER change resolutions.
If you have an nvidia video card, you can add custom resolutions from the nvidia control panel. I have a Geforce 3 system that can run at 1680x1050, so that shouldn't be a problem.
ALWAYS run it at 1440x900. That is the ONLY option.
If you run an LCD at a resolution other than it's native (MAX) resolution, sub-pixel smoothing BREAKS and everything is totally blurry.
Originally posted by N0toriou5
does it slow the comp down having a bigger resolution?
No, only in games will it slow anything down. Increasing your resolution also increases your window real estate ... you have more space.