windows xp color scheme

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Instigator44, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Instigator44

    Instigator44 n00b

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    hey, my brother thinks that the silver color scheme will make your computer slower than just using the blue color scheme, is this right?
     
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    alexheinz Gawd

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  3. EnderW

    EnderW [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I use the silver theme and I can't tell a difference.
    Of course I have a DUAL 2.6GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM, so my machine can handle a lot.
    LOLZ
     
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    Footer4321 Gawd

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    that sounds kinda illogical.... i really dont think that it takes more processing power to do silver, blue, or classic (which is what i run).... XP does however invest alot of power in shadowing and fading... so turning those things off will be a bit of a speed increase...
     
  5. djnes

    djnes [H]ard as it Gets

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    I beg to differ. If you ask the rice boys, a red "R" is clearly faster than an "R" of any other color. ;)
     
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    sitheris [H]ard|Gawd

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    I lol'd at that, thanks :p
     
  7. sirholio

    sirholio [H]ardness Supreme

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    yeah, you're brother has either heard false info, or he's pulling your leg.

    as mentioned above, there are other visual settings that affect the performance.

    open control panel, and double click on the system icon.
    click the advanced tab, and then under the "performance" heading, there should be a settings button.
    The window that comes up has check boxes for all sorts of different options.
    pick and choose what you want.
    The only one I usually have checked is the last one 'use visual styles...'
    there are a couple others that you'll want to check out the differences between.