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windows aero

by hartlanders / April 12, 2008 9:24 AM PDT

Performance for graphics it says desktop performance for
windows aero is 2.7.this is the same score as base score which
says based on lowest subscore.if i disable aero will this help raise
the score?if it does will it improve performance?Just one more question how do you disable aero. i have an hp slimline s7700e that came with windows home premium.i have an athlon dual core proc.and
i gig ram. when i can i would like to increase ram to 2 gigs.
Thanks for any replies,Edward

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AERO Uses Memory And As Such...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 11:01 AM PDT
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..if you find it unnecessary and disable it, memory will be freed for use in other performance related issues. But that depends on "Who You Want To Believe". In my opinion, Yep, it speeds things up after AERO is disabled.

How To Disable AERO On Vista
RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop, choose "Personalize", then click on the "Window Color and Appearance" link.. When that opens, click on the "Open classic appearance properties for more color options" or "Change Color Scheme" link toward the bottom of the box. When the "Appearance" window opens, then use the drop down arrow to select "Vista Basic" from the "Color Scheme" box. Click on Apply, then OK.

Hope this helps.


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by hartlanders / April 13, 2008 12:51 AM PDT

Thanks for the replies!
Your help is appreciated!

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This is mostly a hardware score.
by Dango517 / April 12, 2008 11:15 AM PDT
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What your hardware can do.

My guess is that this is a laptop. A new graphics card might improve the score but this needs to be done carefully with a laptop to make sure it stays cool and that you do not over stress the battery.

To disable the Aero features on this computer see the "help and support" function. use the search words "Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero", click this item, when it appears, scroll down too "Can I turn Aero off?", click it. Just follow the direction found from here.

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