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Windows 7: Question about Aero and Gaming

11 May 2009   #1
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 
Question about Aero and Gaming

Hello everyone I wanted to ask if there are programs that disable aero when I start the game until the time I close it down completly.

Right now even if the game is running and I minimize the game the aero turns back and it makes my laptop very slow.

Hope to see some answers


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11 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

A lot of fullscreen games require a massive amount of memory and resources to run (both GFX & phisical RAM). The disabling of Aero is to make sure that all available resources are utilized in the running of the game. When minimized, Windows kicks into normal usage but as the resource drain of the game itself is quite intense, then your system will definately slow down...


Hope this helps
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11 May 2009   #3
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

YES! Its called GameBooster! Its free and it also close down unneeded windows services as long as you are in gaming mode!

Game Booster | Better Play Experience | Game Accelerator
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11 May 2009   #4
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

I will check the GameBooster. Thanks

Shark but I dont want to disable aero every time I go in game I want it to be auto I love aero but not when I am gaming.
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11 May 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you're gaming in full screen then you don't see the Aero effect so it has no relevance when gaming.
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11 May 2009   #6
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reverence View Post
I will check the GameBooster. Thanks

Shark but I dont want to disable aero every time I go in game I want it to be auto I love aero but not when I am gaming.
Well this program is not actually automated you must activate/deactivate gaming mode manually but I like this way better then having a program running in memory all the time!
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11 May 2009   #7
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

Shark but when I minimized its like stuck cause it activates back the aero.

And I want to disable that so when I minimized aero will be still down.
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11 May 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reverence View Post
Shark but when I minimized its like stuck cause it activates back the aero.

And I want to disable that so when I minimized aero will be still down.
I'm not sure if there is a way to automate this, but we'll keep looking
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11 May 2009   #9
SkyDX

Vista and 7 Dualboot
 
 

What you want to achieve is actually very easy. Just right-click the shortcut to the game you want to run and select properties. There go to compatibility and check "Disable Desktop Composition" or something along those lines, dunno how it's named in English, I have German OSs^^

With that Aero will be completely turned off aslong as the game is running, even if the game is minimized. When you end the game, Aero will kick back in.

Remember though you have to check this mark only once but for every game seperately!
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11 May 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

SkyDX is right on the money (or so i think, i've not had a chance to test it). I can't believe I didn't think of it + rep to ya mate. [See Pic]

Reverence, let us know if it works

Screenshot is Avast! but the same options are available for all exe/Lnk files.


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