Playing a Game In Windowed Mode uses mainboard cpu rather than gfx card cpu?
Posted on 2004-04-24
I'm currently involved in an online game which tends to require me to play the game in Windowed Mode so I have access to the internet/teamspeak etc but it is proving to be hard work on my cpu.
Apparently if you play windowed your graphics card treats the game as a "program" and that causes it to use your mainboards cpu and in general you lose a lot of performance.
I'm not sure if it's true but there is a VERY definite difference when I play fullscreen compared to windowed mode.
Does anyone know if there is a way to force my gfx card to treat the windowed mode the same as fullscreen?
My specs are as follows:
windows XP Pro SP1
ati radeon pro 9800 (cat 4.4 drivers)
1.5GB of DDR ram
audigy 2 soundcard