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Does setting Windows 7 interface to look like Windows 95 really increase fps in pc?

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In pc games? I would tell you but I'm running a defrag tool, so I don't know if it does.
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It really would only matter if you have so little RAM that you would fill it by running Aero and a game at the same time, which is unlikely for any modern computer, especially one owned by a member on this site.
    
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You would be much better off using a program that kills explorer.exe when you start a game and restarts it when you exit. Either way, all that stuff only makes a noticeable difference on computers so crappy they don't deserve to game.
    
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You would get much better FPS by reducing your resolution or lowering settings than relying on a small fps gain from switching to classic view over Aero Glass, truly....
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Doesn't Windows turn off Aero when a full screen application starts anyway?
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You have a quad core, 4 gigs of ram, and a GTX 470.

No.

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Originally Posted by Xeroni View Post
Doesn't Windows turn off Aero when a full screen application starts anyway?
Depends on the app (Vantage bench's do), but usually not.
post #7 of 11
The gain FPS wise in games is not noticeable. But on the other hand, you will notice windows to be a bit snappier then that horribly designed Aero's theme.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SirEsahc View Post
The gain FPS wise in games is not noticeable. But on the other hand, you will notice windows to be a bit snappier then that horribly designed Aero's theme.
to have an ugly old finish... no thanks... i like my custom start buttin too much
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Maybe if you only had something like 1 GB of RAM...

I usually rocked the "Windows Classic" 2000-esque look until I got Windows 7..
XP one was too bubbly and annoying when it came out.
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It does help, a little.

GTA IV fps with aero: ~29
GTA IV fps without aero: ~33
GTA IV fps without explorer.exe: ~38
GTA IV with minimum services (no explorer.exe): ~41

so yeah, it helps.
    
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