I've been reading a lot of Windows manual optimization guides that suggest disabling Windows Aero to increase system performance. This simply is absolutely, for surely, can't be any more not true because it's total garbage (and it's just not true). Do not disable Aero if you wish to achieve greater system performance.
Aero was a good idea. Why?
Ok so here's what this thing actually does... Aero provides a way for the user interface (windows, taskbar, widgets, background, etc.) to be recognized as a GPU task instead of a CPU task.
Why is this a big deal?
It just so happens that your GPU (Graphical
Processing Unit) is better at handling graphical
elements than the CPU (central processing unit). Who woulda thunk it?
Disabling Aero will force the CPU to take over rendering of the UI which is more work than it needs. It's already processing instructions such as services and applications. Disabling Aero gives the CPU more work and will slow your system down. I guarantee that disabling Windows Aero will make your computer slower
. I don't even have a heavy GPU. All I've got is some stupid, worthless Intel Graphics Accelerator Chipset garbage and it still proceses the UI with Aero enabled better than the CUP does when Aero is turned off. And if you know anything about these dumb Intel chipsets, you'll know just how impressive this is... and shocking too.
Soooo..... DON'T DO IT!!!
Mkay... thanks buh bye.