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Does SecuROM hinder frame rates?

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#1
I've heard this mention before and wanted to know if games that use SecuROM actually reduce frame rates. If true is there any actual tests conducted to show this (IE: article that addresses the issue)?

Side Note:
I've also read that SecuRom has issue with Process Explorer prior to v11.0 and Filemon. I've accidentally confirmed this when trying to play Grid after using Filemon. I got an error message when starting the game. The only fix is to reboot and not use Filemon when I want to play the game.
 
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#2
No one knows?
 
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I doubt it.
 

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#4
It may have like 0.3 frames in a difference cause of extra space needed so your harddisk gets more fragmented.. But its not gonna show anywhere :) Only thing thats gonna increase is the startup time for the game.