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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    anything that removes unnecessary usage of system memory helps performance.
    No, not really. With modern systems having large amounts of memory and Vista and Windows 7 having excellent memory management abilities, it's no longer necessary to worry about memory consumption except in the most extreme cases. I've done plenty of my own testing with disabling services, and I found that it doesn't make a difference, which is why I don't bother with it any more.
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    as long as security hazards like remote registry management and such are no longer part of Vista, or are at least disabled by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 370forlife View Post
    Why does his signature just say "internal hard drive"
    "He's" probably just a spambot. I won't say anything else though. Being "mean" to a spambot is what got me banned at the AMD forums...

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    I always had a LOT of luck by lowering the default delays in Windows XP.
    Thinks like closing a program or turning off a process or even waving the mouse over an icon. Many things have delays of like 20000 (whatever that is in realtime, maybe a few seconds.) run really fast with a delay of 20. 1000 times as fast I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t[-_-]inkerer View Post
    I always had a LOT of luck by lowering the default delays in Windows XP.
    Thinks like closing a program or turning off a process or even waving the mouse over an icon. Many things have delays of like 20000 (whatever that is in realtime, maybe a few seconds.) run really fast with a delay of 20. 1000 times as fast I say.
    Those delays are the maximum time in milliseconds the OS will wait before getting a response from the process. (Sort of like when they play the "get off the stage" music at the Oscars.) If doesn't get a response, it kills the process rather ungracefully.

    While I agree that the default is too long, 20ms is too short. You're not giving many processes enough time to clean up properly and thank everyone on their list. Try something like 200-500ms -- in reality much longer, but not noticeably so to a human.

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    I use "The Ultimate Troubleshooter." Nice program.It explains all the processes running on your pc and gives advice on what to run or not to run.

    1.CCleaner
    2.Tune Up Ultilities
    3.PC Tools Reg Mechanic
    4.Smart Defrag- A freebie that uses little resources,with good defrag options.
    5.Avast-Thats debatable,buts its free,not a resource hog, has gamers mode-This,and basic common sense using the net and your good.

    My PC always runs smooth using this combination.

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    I feel sorry for anyone who pays for a program that "makes their computer faster." Sharks make a loooooot of money that way.

    Know how I keep my computer running smooth?

    1.) Defrag once a month
    2.) Run MBAM once a month
    3.) Don't install anything if I don't know what it does
    4.) Make sure that when I do install something, it's only installing what I want it to install
    5.) When I no longer use a program, I disable or delete it (and I use RevoUninstaller to delete)
    6.) Don't use Internet Explorer
    7.) Keep drivers reasonably up to date
    8.) De-dust computer every couple of months (to stave off overheating)
    9.) Strictly regulate start-up programs
    10.) Use common sense


    Works like a charm. No registry cleaners. No magic do-all program. No screwing around with MS processes. Just a few basic maintenance tasks, practices, and common sense.
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    Well, CCleaner's cousin--Defraggler--is the BEST defragmentation utility I've found so far. And it's totally free.

    http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
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