Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Windows XP, while not as visually appealing as Vista's Aero interface, does have the capability to produce some neat visual effects. These effects range from smooth edges to small animations, and they are typically all enabled by default. However, if you have at some point disabled them or if they have been turned off by another user (or if you want to turn them off) here are the steps to adjust Windows XP's visual effects:
A. Right click on My Computer (either from the Start menu or from the desktop).
B. Select Properties.
C. Go to the Advanced tab.
D. In the Performance section, click the Settings button.
E. The list of visual effects will appear. Put a check mark next to the effects you want enabled, and remove the check mark next to any effects you want to disable.
F. When you have made your selections, click OK or Apply to save the changes.
You can also turn all of the effects on at once by choosing "Adjust for best appearance," or turn all of them off by choosing "Adjust for best performance." The first option on the screen, "Let Windows choose what's best for my computer," allows the system to make the selections for you. (Typically, if you choose this option, all of the effects will be enabled.)
If your computer is running slower than you'd like, and you don't really care about window animations or icon shadows, turning all of these features off might free up a little bit of system memory. You can always try one setting or the other and then come back in later to change it.
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Mar 28, 2011 | Biostar P4M890-M7 Motherboard
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ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.
Interface Type AGP 8x
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro
Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit
Features Avivo Technology
API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
Max Monitors Supported 2.0
TV Interface HDTV out
Analog Video Format S-Video,
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
1.0 x VGA
Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
Microsoft Windows Vista
Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt
Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM
Feb 22, 2011 | ATI RADEON X1650 Graphic Card
Feb 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
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