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Windows 7: Focus performance issue.

22 Apr 2012   #1
eryklok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Focus performance issue.

Hi, I am running at 4.1Ghz overclocked CPU, 8gb of ram and a 550ti gfx card so my memory resources are really not limited, i have 2 screens and i like to play games fullscreen in windowed mode so i can switch between the browser on one screen and switch back to my game on the other, i know this option exists but i don't know where it can be set, basically i want my game to still run at full performance even when the game window is not active (focused), whenever i switch back to my browser, no matter what game i can play smooth when the window is focused, when i switch back to the browser my fps goes down so i have to switch back to the game to see everything in realtime, i am pretty sure the option is called something like, decrease performance when window is unfocused or something like that.


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22 Apr 2012   #2
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Path

control panel --> system --> advanced system setting --> on the advanced tab click settings

Might work, might not.
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23 Apr 2012   #3
eryklok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the option isn't there :/
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23 Apr 2012   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
One More Click

I missed one more click. From the Settings window click the advanced tab. It will look like this.

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I am not sure that is what you are looking for.
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23 Apr 2012   #5
eryklok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah thats what i thought too but thats not the option im looking for :/
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23 Apr 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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when i switch back to the browser my fps goes down so i have to switch back to the game to see everything in realtime
Which as far as the the video card, drivers and game is concerned is no different than Alt+Tabbing out of the game. Also has nothing to do with Windows and i there is a setting/option somewhere for that sort of thing (highly doubt it), it would be in the video card's own control panel.
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24 Apr 2012   #7
eryklok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

card drivers have nothing to do with windows being focused/minimized etc. so it would be a windows option.. should i record a video to show what i need changed?
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24 Apr 2012   #8
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Hardware

I think your up against some hardware limitations. Maybe someone else with gaming expierence can step in and help.
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26 Apr 2012   #9
eryklok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its got nothing to do with hardware limitations.. :/ I get flat top fps in every game then when i switch to my browser window on the other screen my fps drops from 250 to even 9...
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