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Old 07-27-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hi there, I'm posting here as a last resort, to see if anyone has any thoughts.

I recently reformatted my hardrive because I bought a new computer, and a direct hardrive swap (without a reformat) was just getting too frusterating.

The problem was found when trying to run World of Warcraft in "Windowed/Maximized" Mode. A fullscreen mode that still acts as a windowed application, allowing me to use both monitors while in game. However, the problem itself, I don't think is with WoW.

Everything worked normally *before* the reformat. This only started occuring after. The problem is this:

In normal (not windowed mode), WoW is treated properly as a full-screen application. When I minimize and focus on another app, the CPU usage for WoW in task manager is correctly lowered. BUT, post-format, when WoW is running in Windowed/Maximized mode, the CPU usage is not regulated, when I focus on another application, and it stays the same as if WoW was still the focus. This causes my entire system to start lagging.

Does anyone know how I can get my processor to properly regulate games/applications run in a windowed mode like that again?

Hopefully I've explained my problem well enough.

My system specs in a nutshell:

Core2Duo 2.13ghz processor
ATI Radeon X1550 256mb video card
2gb ram

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hello have you tried using a forced Method of Minimized Gaming?

Using a program called DXwnd. Download Here
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