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Gaming in Windowed Mode (windows 7/8)

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December 26, 2013 3:21:20 PM

Im building a gaming rig and I have a question.
I've been testing my friend's rig, which is windows 8, and I noticed that, he gets about 200 fps in fullscreen, while 100 fps in windowed, which on windows 7 only happens if you have aero enabled, while in windows 7 with basic theme turned on, gaming in fullscreen and windowed basicaly have the same fps, 200/200, and I have a question, if i get windows 8 and only play in windowed is there any way i can get the same fps I get on fullscreen on windowed mode?
December 30, 2013 5:31:48 AM

I am not aware of this issue on windows 7 i always get higher FPS in windowed mode even with aero. I would make sure that in windows 8 settings set everythkng to basic and use basic backgrounds etc. Just out if interest why do you not game fullscreen?
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December 30, 2013 5:34:08 AM

forgot to add usually there will be no visible improvement when your FPS gets above 60-70
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December 30, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Because for example in windows 8 (consider it aero) since it doesn't got basic even with everything disabled, i play fullscreen with like high settings, I get 50-60fps, if I change to windowed/borderless I get like half. And windows 7 (basic theme) I get 50-60fps on high yes, and on windowed/borderless I get almost the same, or usually higher I don't play on native screen. I play on windowed because of dual monitor, and alt tab faster, and while in alt tab I can see whats happening on the game still, instead of fullcreen, it just minimizes everything just to go to the other monitor.
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