Logo
programming4us
programming4us
programming4us
programming4us
Home
programming4us
XP
programming4us
Windows Vista
programming4us
Windows 7
programming4us
Windows Azure
programming4us
Windows Server
programming4us
Windows Phone
 
Windows Vista

Fix and Tweak Graphics and Video (part 3) : How to Fix : My Screen Is Sluggish - Adjust Hardware Acceleration

- How To Install Windows Server 2012 On VirtualBox
- How To Bypass Torrent Connection Blocking By Your ISP
- How To Install Actual Facebook App On Kindle Fire
3/18/2015 5:10:56 AM

If your graphs seem correct, but the screen is slow to draw or of the windows animated in a jerked way or in the slow movement, here some things which you can E

Turn Off Transitions and Animations

You might want to turn off some or all of the fancy new Vista transitions. Fancy animations and effects require graphics resources that could be better used for more basic display tasks.

These include animate, fade, and shadow options. 

Lower the Bit Depth or Resolution

If you have an older graphics card with minimal video RAM, try lowering the screen resolution to a less-demanding setting, perhaps 1024×768 or 800×600. Or lower the color depth from 32-bits down to 24-bits. Both of these fixes will free up graphics resources and give your system a performance boost.

Caution

The minimum video spec for reasonable Vista performance is a graphics card with 128MB of video RAM.


Adjust Hardware Acceleration

You could also take some of the load off your video card by adjusting hardware acceleration. When you do this, you can incrementally take graphics work away from your video card using a special advanced setting in Vista.

Caution

If adjusting the video hardware acceleration solves a problem, it’s a clue that your computer’s video driver is a bit buggy, so consider updating it if a newer version is available.


Here’s how:

1.
Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize.

2.
Scroll down and click Display Settings.

3.
Click the Advanced Settings button in the bottom-right corner of the Display Settings dialog.

4.
Choose the Troubleshoot tab.

5.
Click the Change Settings button.

6.
Click Continue when the User Access Control warning pops up.

Caution

If the Change Settings button is grayed out, your video driver may not allow you to adjust hardware acceleration. Alternatively, you could check for a driver update, and if that doesn’t fix the problem, see whether your video card will allow for hardware acceleration to be adjusted.

7.
Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the left notch by notch to disable various graphics tasks that are performed by your video card. A caption underneath the slider explains what’s being disabled as you shift the slider (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. Adjust the hardware acceleration slider until your video quirks disappear.


8.
Reduce the acceleration a notch at a time until your video problems go away.

Tip

The other strategy is to move the slider all the way to the left, and then test for the problem. If that cures it, nudge the slider to the right one notch and test again. Do this until the problem recurs, and then back off a notch.

Other -----------------
- Troubleshooting Stop Messages : Being Prepared for Stop Errors - Prevent System Restarts After a Stop Error
- Troubleshooting Stop Messages : Memory Dump Files (part 3) - Using Memory Dump Files to Analyze Stop Errors - WinDbg Debugger
- Troubleshooting Stop Messages : Memory Dump Files (part 2) - Using Memory Dump Files to Analyze Stop Errors - Using Problem Reports And Solutions
- Troubleshooting Stop Messages : Memory Dump Files (part 1) - Configuring Small Memory Dump Files, Configuring Kernel Memory Dump Files
- Troubleshooting Stop Messages : Stop Message Overview - Identifying the Stop Error, Finding Troubleshooting Information
- Deploying IPv6 : Planning for IPv6 Migration - Understanding ISATAP, Migrating an Intranet to IPv6
- Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 in Windows Vista (part 4) - Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
- Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 in Windows Vista (part 3) - Configuring IPv6 in Windows Vista Using Netsh , Other IPv6 Configuration Tasks
- Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 in Windows Vista (part 2) - Configuring IPv6 in Windows Vista Using the User Interface
- Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 in Windows Vista (part 1) - Displaying IPv6 Address Settings
 
 
Top 10
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams - Finding containers and lists in Visio (part 2) - Wireframes,Legends
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams - Finding containers and lists in Visio (part 1) - Swimlanes
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams - Formatting and sizing lists
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams - Adding shapes to lists
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams - Sizing containers
- Microsoft Access 2010 : Control Properties and Why to Use Them (part 3) - The Other Properties of a Control
- Microsoft Access 2010 : Control Properties and Why to Use Them (part 2) - The Data Properties of a Control
- Microsoft Access 2010 : Control Properties and Why to Use Them (part 1) - The Format Properties of a Control
- Microsoft Access 2010 : Form Properties and Why Should You Use Them - Working with the Properties Window
- Microsoft Visio 2013 : Using the Organization Chart Wizard with new data
- First look: Apple Watch

- 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cell Phone Battery (part 1)

- 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cell Phone Battery (part 2)
programming4us programming4us
Popular tags
Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Microsoft OneNote Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Project Microsoft Visio Microsoft Word Active Directory Biztalk Exchange Server Microsoft LynC Server Microsoft Dynamic Sharepoint Sql Server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows 7 Windows 8 windows Phone 7 windows Phone 8
programming4us programming4us
 
programming4us
Natural Miscarriage
programming4us
Windows Vista
programming4us
Windows 7
programming4us
Windows Azure
programming4us
Windows Server
programming4us
Game Trailer