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I have always been under the influence that wallpapers slow down your computer? Is this true? I kept the most basic Windows wallpaper so I can have the maximum speed for my computer.
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No, that is not correct. What IS correct is Aero for Windows takes up a "decent" amount of system memory, but enough today to where it's relatively of no importance unless you're running a game that requires a lot of RAM, and you're pretty much out of it (in which it will then disable Aero's transparency).
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No, that is not correct. What IS correct is Aero for Windows takes up a "decent" amount of system memory, but enough today to where it's relatively of no importance unless you're running a game that requires a lot of RAM, and you're pretty much out of it (in which it will then disable Aero's transparency).

this. wallpaper size makes no difference. Also only very old cards can't run aero. ( my x1600m and 8600GT run it just fine)
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