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Old 04-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #3438 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by evadwolrab View Post
I figured if I put it down at the lowest res and just run it in a small window, the trade-off would suit me. It usually results in smoother-running games.

I also probably need to switch off all the transparency in W7. Would I be right in thinking the computer still does some processing on the desktop, even if you're running something fullscreen on top of it? Or does it only use resources if it's actually rendering the desktop on the screen?

PS. It's a Radeon HD3650
It's still having a think. For more demanding games, I close everything demanding using task manager, including explorer.exe (just have steam open first).

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