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Weird W7 thing

Started by Freddy, September 11, 2014, 21:56:06 PM

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Chrome is working fine mate, not sure what you meant :scratch-head:

Nah I don't like Aero, it messes with LOTRO and other games.

I'll take a look at the link in the morning. Good night all :)


Chrome was all black in the screenshot, could be the lack of hardware acceleration.

When I turn Areo off my desktop feels slower and more jerky, I don't know how you put up with it.  :LOL:

Never had any problem with Aero and games, have played a few now. :)


Oh right - yeah I see what you meant now - I'm not worried by that - it's only when this 'feature' kicks in that it does that.

No my desktop is fine, fast and quick - nothing wrong with it at all.


Fire enough mate,

Just so you all know, when Aero is disabled in Win 7 then full hardware acceleration is also disabled. (It was made "turn off able" for slow computers like laptops that don't have much of a graphics card) If you have a good card like we all do then the desktop is faster less jerky and more efficient with Aero on.

I did a test, two images one with Aero off and one with it on, in both I am moving the open window around fast with the mouse, with the Aero on the CPU runs at 1.8 GHz and is using 4% with Aero off the CPU is at 3.7 GHz and is being used @ 33%

Basically the CPU is used to render much of the desktop when Aero is off, not very efficient when you have a £200 graphics card sitting in your PC.   :confused:


I don't tend to move my windows around like a mad man...  :P

Also I don't see anything being jerky, so not really bothered to be honest all in all.