Awesome TWEAKsites

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by *Ari*, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. *Ari*

    *Ari* Registered Member

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    I have done almost all tweaks on my puter and have got real good performance; virtual memory, modem speed etc.

    http://www.pureperformance.com/
    http://www.modemhelp.org/
    http://speedguide.net/
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/Bandwidth.asp
    http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/4534
    http://www.inboost.com/speed-tweaks/computer-tweaks.html

    This all is something you individual have to experience mostly by yourself but there you find real good help on these sites too

    Go for it ;)
    -Ari
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Krusty,

    Have you checked out the best software (IMO) M$ ever made: http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/platform/performance/fastboot/BootVis.asp
    Together with the tips on this site: http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm it could enormously increase your boot speed.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. *Ari*

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    Hi Pieter

    Hhhhmmm, aren´t those just for XP ? I have 98. And it doesn´t take much time to boot this machine.....maybe 30 seconds....I have to confess I do not really know what exactly is for example Himem.sys but I added it on Config.sys file together with EMM386.exe as I was adviced....they should be the very first 2 lines on the file. APM ( power management) is disabled....defragmenting is customized...but the best tweak really indeed is virtual memory [Vcache] on System.ini file, MaxFileCache, MinFileCache, ChunkSize, the values must be calculated for every amount of memory ...my puter has 192 Mb RAM so my Vcache looks like this way:
    [Vcache]
    MinFileCache=24576
    MaxFileCache=24576
    ChunkSize=512
    But one more remarkable thing is , that I have made slow ( read VERY slow) 56 k modem connection atleast 200 % faster ! And without any soft neither hardwear. Just studying those sites :) .

    best regards *Ari*

    ps. you can make your fast connection even faster too
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Too bad, I was under the impression you were using XP as well. Not much to gain in increasing my connection speed.
    Most download sites can´t keep up anyway :D
    I did use DRTcp to check if it could be improved.
    What really helped (for surfing) was implementing a hosts file and using Adshield.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. *Ari*

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    What´s the hurry Pieter :D
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Life is short and software is sweet ;)
     
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    Hello Pieter!!

    Would you mind giving me a quick description of what BootVis does? I went to the link, but it was just the legal agreement to proceed to download. What does it actually do? Sounds very intriguing. I have XP on two boxes (at work and on one drive at home) and am very interested. Of course, XP boots fast anyway, but as you said - life is short and every second counts!

    Hope 2003 is Good To You!
    John
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  8. *Ari*

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    :D very good one John
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Anytime John :)

    Bootvis runs from the Local Settings\Temp folder.
    The first time you run it you should click Trace > Next boot + Driver delays. The program then prompts you to reboot and monitors all activity during boot. This includes everything you check in the left pane.
    The second time you click Trace > Optimize system
    This time it will make some changes in your registry and optimize the bootsequence.
    After that it´s time to see how much difference it made. I would suggest you repeat Trace > Next boot + Driver delays to see how much and how time was won.

    I will include a screenshot.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     

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  10. snowman

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    Krusty......do you have a Cooler installed......speed is great but sure heats the cpu


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  11. *Ari*

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    Snowman

    I have cold beer :D
    but seriously; tweaking right way it makes CPU idle, cooler. It´s up to virtual memory.
    There are some cooler softwares ok but haven´t tried, maybe ´coz this really don´t need one. CPU´s temperature is stable...around 38 celsius....up to 40. Not sure what it should be for the best performance, the lower the better right ?

    *Ari*
     
  12. snowman

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    Krusty

    have tryed every trick in the books an my vmemory wont accept tweaking....very very odd.....
    not sure what the best temp is....38 sounds about right........for overclocking I use a cooler.....when pushing over 900,000 bps.....I don't do that these days....as Peiter said the websites can't keep up...........

    http://members.aol.com/axcel216


    snowman
     
  13. *Ari*

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    Snowman

    Overclocking ...yeah not recommended..... :'(
     
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