Thanks man, now I can go ahead an make a game people will be able to read and understand!
Vol: For my pixel graphics I just make everything small and scale to (usually) 4x using the window object. You have to take the border & menu header into account but it seems to work and no blurries too
EDIT: 3D9 here as well. Used to be a huge supporter of Standard Mode until everything started slogging on recent computers.