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Hi everyone! smile.gif

So lately I have been having issues with Windows 7 changing the theme because "Windows have detected that the performance is slow" or sometimes it just changes for no reason.
I sometimes get up a warning where I can choose if I want to change or not, but half the time it changes automatically.
This is on my sig rig, and as you can see I am not using a Pentium 4...

This happens a lot when I play Battlefield 3 even though I am not using all of my power, I am not even near max of my 8gb, and I have OS and games on separate SSD's.
Also, it changed my theme when I was watching Walking Dead just now! When I didn't even use 10% of my computer capability!!!

I have searched a lot on google regarding this issue (very little on the subject I could find), and nothing seems do to the trick.

I really hate the look of "Basic" and I do not wish to use it to get rid of the problem.

Note: I am using a legal version of Windows 7 Pro 64bit, with all updates installed. It is 1month old install, so it should not be a problem (Note that this also happened before I reformatted).


So OCN, if you have the solution on how to disable this extremely annoying crap, I will be a happy man!

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Start > [rc] Computer > properties >
Advanced System Settings > [performance pane] settings > %adjust as necessary. Make sure enable aero peek is enabled.

The above may be set to allow changes.

Rollback to WHQL drivers (I think 280.xx were pretty good (but then again, I haven't updated my drivers in months). Beta drivers and even some WHQL drivers have been known to cause this problem in conjunction with an i7 chip and 64 bit editions.

Let us know!
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Originally Posted by x Yoko View Post

Start > [rc] Computer > properties >
Advanced System Settings > [performance pane] settings > %adjust as necessary. Make sure enable aero peek is enabled.
The above may be set to allow changes.
Rollback to WHQL drivers (I think 280.xx were pretty good (but then again, I haven't updated my drivers in months). Beta drivers and even some WHQL drivers have been known to cause this problem in conjunction with an i7 chip and 64 bit editions.
Let us know!

Thanks I have tried that before!
But it just did it anyways frown.gif

Not an option to rollback drivers, need newest for my games!

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You can just disable the desktop composition when running bf3 then you wont get the stupid error message.

Right click on your BF3 desktop icon or start menu icon > click Properties > Compatibility tab > check Disable desktop composition

All this will do is disable aero when bf3 is running and restart aero once the game is closed.
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You can just disable the desktop composition when running bf3 then you wont get the stupid error message.
Right click on your BF3 desktop icon or start menu icon > click Properties > Compatibility tab > check Disable desktop composition
All this will do is disable aero when bf3 is running and restart aero once the game is closed.

Yeah have done that before. But still, it is annoying that you should have to do things like that just to get away from the problem. Should have had a permanent fix!
Thanks though smile.gif rep+
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It is a composition issue. The game and the desktop are both trying to use GPU resources at the same time. The game is trying to use all the resources the GPU has to offer while Windows is trying to use some to power the transparency on the desktop. The GPU doesn't have enough to power both. Only way to get rid of it is by disabling composition before you start BF3. I use to get that issue on my 570 I had and now on my 6950's with WoW and SC2. Simply disabling composition stopped it.
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It is a composition issue. The game and the desktop are both trying to use GPU resources at the same time. The game is trying to use all the resources the GPU has to offer while Windows is trying to use some to power the transparency on the desktop. The GPU doesn't have enough to power both. Only way to get rid of it is by disabling composition before you start BF3. I use to get that issue on my 570 I had and now on my 6950's with WoW and SC2. Simply disabling composition stopped it.

I see, don't understand why W7 just don't disable it temporary while I game, then change it back the second I close the game. Would have been a lot better!
But I do not have transparency on though, just want my black look!

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