Ok this is how I fixed it.
I actually tried typing
Then set my monitor type to generic CRT then selected the sub setting 1024x768
then changed my video card driver from "Vesa" to "nv"
Then hit ok to kick back out, then went back and did
system-config-display (minus the reconfig)
and selected my actual display settings, 1152x864, millions of colors
Bang zip zoom I'm back to my max resolution. Couldn't have done it without hearing about "system-config-display"