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Where's Aero?

  1. #21


    Okay, my Windows Experience rating gives me a 2, because of my graphics card. Is there a place where you turn Aero on or off? I found the place on Systems where I can optimize appearance, but selecting it does not change anything (It had been set to "Let Windows decide for me").

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  2. #22


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I will boot back into 8 and have a look.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    If Aero is already on and working well, the message I'm talking about will not appear. (so looking with a "good" system it can't be seen)

    Right click desktop | Personalize

    At the bottom it will say Troubleshoot Aero or something similar. Click it and it will turn it on for you.

    Make sure the AMD driver is installed first though.
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  4. #24


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    These are the options on mine if that is any help:

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #25


    GMan and SW2, I have already tried that, but I tried both suggestions again. It tells me that transparency is enabled, but I don't see it anywhere.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Okay, my Windows Experience rating gives me a 2, because of my graphics card. Is there a place where you turn Aero on or off? I found the place on Systems where I can optimize appearance, but selecting it does not change anything (It had been set to "Let Windows decide for me").
    That seems awfully low. I just installed CP in a VM, on an old Radeon 4850 - I don't have a 5000 series - I get a WEI of 4.5 and that's low because it's in a VM. Can you post the WEI results please. Also, can you:

    1. Right click on the desktop and select Screen resolution
    2. Select Advanced settings
    3. Select Adapter Type/Properties/Driver and post the details.
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  7. #27


    SiSoftware
    Sandra






    Video
    Adapter


    Display
    : \\.\DISPLAY1


    VGA
    Compatible : No


    Official
    Device Name : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series (Engineering Sample
    - WDDM v1.20)


    Hardware
    ID : PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E1&SUBSYS_30001787&REV_00


    OEM
    Device Name : ATI (AMD) Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series


    Device
    Name : Hightech Information System Radeon HD 5400 Series






    Chipset

    Model
    : RV810M


    Type
    : Mobile


    Unified
    Shaders : 80 Unit(s)


    Raster
    Operation Units (ROP) : 4 Unit(s)


    Texture
    Mapping Units (TMU) : 8 Unit(s)


    Maximum
    Power : 15.000W






    Logical/Chipset
    Memory Banks


    Total
    Memory : 512MB DDR3


    Channels
    : 1


    Width
    : 32-bit






    Graphics
    Adapter Power Management


    500MHz
    / 500MHz / 800MHz : 15.000W






    Bus

    Type
    : PCIe


    Version
    : 2.00


    Width
    : x16 / x16


    Speed
    : 2.5Gbps / 2.5Gbps


    Maximum
    Bus Bandwidth : 3.9GB/s






    Video
    BIOS


    Date
    of Manufacture : Tuesday, April 19, 2011






    Direct3D
    11 Device(s)


    Interface
    Version : 11.00


    CS
    - Compute Shader Support : Yes


    DP
    - Double (Floating-Point) Support : No


    Model
    : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM
    v1.20)


    Physical
    Memory : 512MB


    Texture
    Memory : 1.75GB






    Direct3D
    10 Device(s)


    Interface
    Version : 10.01


    Library
    Version : 8.17.10.1114


    Model
    : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM
    v1.20)


    Physical
    Memory : 512MB


    Texture
    Memory : 1.75GB






    Direct3D
    9 Device(s)


    Interface
    Version : 9.00


    Model
    : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM
    v1.20)


    Video
    Driver : aticfx64.dll


    Library
    Version : 8.17.10.1114


    3D
    Hardware Acceleration : Yes


    Hardware
    Transform and Light : Yes


    Heads
    : 1 Unit(s)


    Pixel
    Shaders Version : 3.00


    Vertex
    Shaders Version : 3.00






    Accelerated
    Video Decoders


    MPEG2
    IDCT : Yes


    H264-E
    (H264 VLD NoFGT) : Yes


    {4245F676-2BBC-4166-A0BB-54E7B849C380}
    : Yes


    {6719B6FB-5CAD-4ACB-B00A-F3BFDEC38727}
    : Yes


    VC1-D
    (VC1 VLD) : Yes


    {CA15D19A-2B48-43D6-979E-7A6E9C802FF8}
    : Yes


    H264
    MoComp ATI Avivo : Yes






    Accelerated
    Video Processors


    Pixel
    Adaptive Device : Yes


    Bob
    Device : Yes


    Progressive
    Device : Yes


    Software
    Device : Yes






    Video
    Driver


    Expected
    Windows Version : 4.00


    Screen
    Saver Active : No


    Low
    Power Saving Active : No


    Power
    Off Saving Active : No






    Mode

    Mode
    : 1600x900 32-bit


    Refresh
    Rate : 60Hz


    Virtual
    Desktop Size : 1600x900






    Video
    Modes


    Mode
    2 : 640x480 32-bit 60Hz 72Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    10 : 720x480 32-bit 60Hz 60Hz 72Hz 72Hz 72Hz 75Hz 75Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    19 : 720x576 32-bit 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 72Hz 72Hz 72Hz 75Hz 75Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    28 : 800x480 32-bit 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 72Hz 72Hz 72Hz 75Hz 75Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    31 : 800x600 32-bit 60Hz 72Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    40 : 1024x600 32-bit 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 70Hz 70Hz 70Hz 75Hz 75Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    43 : 1024x768 32-bit 60Hz 70Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    45 : 1152x864 32-bit 60Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    47 : 1280x720 32-bit 59Hz 60Hz


    Mode
    51 : 1280x768 32-bit 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    53 : 1280x1024 32-bit 60Hz 75Hz


    Mode
    54 : 1400x1050 32-bit 60Hz


    Mode
    55 : 1600x900 32-bit 60Hz






    Device
    Mode Characteristics


    Physical
    Medium Width : 440 mm / 17 in


    Physical
    Medium Height : 250 mm / 10 in


    Recommended
    Display Size : 24 in


    Maximum
    Resolution : 120x120 dpi


    Colour
    Bits/Planes : 32-bit / 1-bit


    Colour
    Resolution : 24-bit


    Pixel
    Width/Height/Diagonal : 36 / 36 / 51






    Enhanced
    Video Settings


    Animation
    Effects Enabled : Yes


    Full
    Windows Drag Enabled : Yes


    Font
    Smoothing Enabled : Yes


    High
    Contrast Enabled : No






    Performance
    Enhancing Tips


    Tip
    2221 : Driver is not certified.


    Tip
    319 : A refresh rate of at least 100Hz is recommended. Increase it if
    possible.


    Tip
    2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more
    information about the tip.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Unfortunately, I can't work out from your post which driver you're using. Could you please use the method I described above. Thanks.
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