Aero provides a performance boost because most of the work to render it is
done by the GPU on your graphics card which otherwise spends most of its
time idle when running Windows. Thus there should be little impact on your
Aero also brings other advantages besides the performance. Gone should be
the days of a misbehaving app that has hung causing the whole screen to
start acting funny and not allowing other windows to display properly.
Windows are now handled totally independantly and there should be no
possibility of one window affecting another.
If the tranparency is not your thnig, then by all means turn it off, but I
would definately recommend leaving Aero on if you have hardware capable of
"JW" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I didn't like the transparency and I did not realize that I would get some
>other performace increase from using it with this function disalbled .
>Please supply a link that explainse how Aero provide a performace increas
>in some areas.since itt is hard for me to understand how you get a
>perof\ramace from a function that requirs more resources to run.
> "Robert Firth" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> What didn't you like about Aero? If it was only the transparency, leave
>> it turned on and simply turn off transparency. You should get a
>> performance boost from it. If it was the Vista UI in general and you are
>> now running the classic ui, then nevermind.
>> /* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>> * Robert Firth *
>> * Windows Vista x86 RTM *
>> * http://www.WinVistaInfo.org *
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * */
>> "JW" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> In your BIOS make sure that the amount of memory you have made available
>>> to your graphics chip is 128MB not more and not less.
>>> If Aero still does not work then you need more main memory. I had to up
>>> my main memory with intel 950 graphics set at 128 to more then 512 of
>>> main memory to get Aero to work in RC2. Although other Premium Features
>>> such as Media Center worked fine with only 512. However, once I got Aero
>>> working I did not like it disabled it so I don't get much benefit from
>>> the increased main memory except the system boots faster.
>>> "Eiz" <Eiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> What gives? just got this thing in December and it said it was "Vista
>>>> Ready" I installed Vista and I "CAN'T USE AERO!!??" HUH??
>>>> here are the specks...
>>>> Display adapter type Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family
>>>> Total available graphics memory 358 MB
>>>> Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
>>>> Dedicated system memory 64 MB
>>>> Shared system memory 294 MB
>>>> Display adapter driver version 18.104.22.1688
>>>> Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
>>>> DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
>>>> So what can I do??