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Hello, I play many PC games Including Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike : Source, World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2 etc, and I have no problems at all. I recently bought WC3:FT, and notice whenever I alt + tab out of game, to view IM's or search the net when dead, I have severe delay.. 1/2 of my icons show up, then about 30 seconds later the rest of them pop up and it runs fine from then on. It seems to normally only happen when playing WC3..

My specs are 3.2ghz P4, 2 gigs corsair pc3200 ram, g-force6800gt 256mb.

I've downloaded AVG and I already have AdAware and Hijack - It finds no problems at all. What could be the problem?
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you are not having any problems. this is perfectly normal. Many games, especially newer ones, are heavy on cpu cycles and graphics. so when you alt tab to the windows desktop it has to finish with the game thread, then go to the tasks that you are wanting to do. all that process causes the video to redraw slowly.

it would be better if you quit the game and then answered your I'ms. An alternatave would be to go with something like xfire wich allows the im client to intergrate with the game allowing you to chat on im while playing.
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