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Windows 7 - Aero On Ati Hd 4870 Is Slow


Aero randomly get really slow here that i can't watch any videos, the video starts to drop frames, and the interface becomes very slow overall. It is like trying to run it on a ancient geforce fx5200 or something like that. After few minutes everything back to normal for some time till it slow down again, with no apparent reason. The problem isn't in the processor since it don't go over 10% of usage during video play, i am not using avivo here, or other uses. The only way i found so far is to disable and enable aero in the personalize menu. This bring back the speed to normal. I am runing a dual monitor setup, one in the hd 4870 (primary) and the other on the onbord hd 3300 video. Tried the catalyst 9. 10 and 9. 9 video drives and the problem persist. Any idea?

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