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I think if you turn aero off it might be faster, not sure though.
If the game has the option to run windowed yet "fullscreen'd" it'll be instant. Starcraft 2 and TF2 have this.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Going to work on it later. I've noticed SCII takes a while but I found the windowed yet "fullscreen" option so yeah I've been pretty happy with SCII. But other games D:

Will be testing memory usage in a bit.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Going to work on it later. I've noticed SCII takes a while but I found the windowed yet "fullscreen" option so yeah I've been pretty happy with SCII. But other games D:

Will be testing memory usage in a bit.
For Starcraft 2, the "real" fullscreen mode issue is related to ATI drivers, Nvidia GPUs alt tabs much quicker in that game.
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Some games have the option of "windowed, borderless" mode that makes alt-tabbing incredibly easy, yet looks just the same as fullscreen. Basically it runs the game in a window that uses your full resolution. I think the command is -noborder in any Source game like TF2, but I don't think all games support it.
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For Starcraft 2, the "real" fullscreen mode issue is related to ATI drivers, Nvidia GPUs alt tabs much quicker in that game.
Yeah, thats probably it.
AMD driver issues.

I have no problems alt-tabbing. works fast both ways. 2D->3D, 3D->2D
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Another +1 for memory/pagefile issue. I would check BIOS when rebooting and check to make sure all 4 GB is there. Then boot up and do as everyone suggested.
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Ok memory usage sits at roughly ~1.5G during games. I'm thinking that its the drivers :\\
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SCII does this for me. Quite annoying.
 
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It's a software issue. Windows just sucks for everything. Macs Command+Tab much faster than Windows PCs.
Too bad Mac's suck ass for everything else.......
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Ok memory usage sits at roughly ~1.5G during games. I'm thinking that its the drivers :\\
Check for other resource hogs running in the background. But with your rig, it really shouldn't be all that slow. Even my x3 720 wasn't all that slow when alt-tabbing.

Have you done a virus malware etc scan recently?
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It depends on the game mostly I find. Unless you aren't alt tabbing in a game then that is different.

I love games that let me alt-tab perfectly
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post #20 of 22
What's involved in alt-tabbing anyways?

As the years have progressed, you'd think that a game would go into "suspended mode" or something and it'd be instantaneous.

Little things that should not be a programming issue but affect the fluidity of the user experience really piss me off.
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