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Old 02-03-2011, 10:34 AM   #50
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Could I have just accidentally stumbled across the first positive feature to come from using Windows 7.... ?
Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
.... Yes, you are running it in Windowed mode on a monitor other than the primary. On most systems, the program slows to a crawl when even a portion of the window touches the non-primary monitor.

So, if you want to view the Aquarium on one monitor while working on the other, these are your choices:

1. Live with the slow FPS.
2. Get a faster card.
3. If the monitor running the Aquarium is using 32-bit, try 16-bit.
4. Run the Aquarium window on the Primary monitor, and your other programs on the Secondary.  
On my new Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system....
AMD Athlon II X4 630
nVidia GTX460 (Driver 6658)
Dx 11
Dual VP920 ViewSonic Monitors....

I find I can now run a MA3 window on either the Primary monitor, OR the Secondary.... or even across both!!! - Without the FPS slowing to a crawl.
(The Aquarium was set to: Limit Frame Rate=60)
I am making the assumption that this change is not due to any hardware upgrades, but is due to now using Windows 7.

Anyone care to comment ?
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