What system optimizers are you using?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I’m using Cacheman 5.50, FreeRAM XP Pro 1.50, and TweakAll 3 and also CPU Eat ‘n’ Cool. :cool:

    What are you using? :rolleyes:
     
  2. WSFuser

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    i use o&o clevercache, perfectdisk, ccleaner, tuneup utilities, winnertweak, and winxp manager.
     
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  3. beetlejuice69

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    I just use a good defrager and a reg cleaner.
     
  4. Trooper

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    I have used Cacheman in the past. But it mainly just makes registry edits that you can do yourself manually. ;)
     
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    Other than a few core things like disk defragmentation, registry repair & cleaning, and some configurable system settings that can be tweaked depending upon machine role and situation... most system "optimizers" aren't really all that useful, especially the memory optimizers. Mark Russinovich, a well-respected Microsoft Windows authority that develops much of the freeware at Sysinternals wrote a good article on this subject for Windows IT Pro titled The Memory-Optimization Hoax.
     
  6. Beef

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    optimizers are rarely needed or even actually useful. A good Defrag and keeping up with a clean registry does as good as most people will need.
    The trick isn't the installing of optimizers but instead the tweaking of the system itself. There are numerous registry changes that can be made that will greatly improve overall system enhancement.
    Just the simple tweaking of your Port settings can often help . People go out an purchase those nice new computers with tons of memory and ram then run those computers with Port settings of 9600 that M$ pre-sets. AWFUL!

    Its rather sad that so many computer users either forgot or never knew how to tweak computers an now must rely on optimizers.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    actual i find system (not memory) tweakers useful and appealing to those not wanting to mess with the registry and local security policy. also for the port settings, i assume ur referring to serial ports? how many people actaully use their serial ports? very very few.
     
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    No, in particular I had COM port in mind, an as for those who don't mess in the registry its usually because they don't know how (so, its best the stay out of the registry)

    IMO there is no excuse for installing needless optimizers unless the person doing so is an absolute Newbee.....or, a person pretending not to be a newbee but actually is.
     
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    A final comment


    Those who need optimizers should use optimizers but do so knowing there are other means to tweak computers manually.
    Continued installing and removal of needless programs will eventualy damage a system.
    An lets not forget that the more thats installed the more that can get infected or hacked.......less is best! Keep the system a real system an not a toy chest.
     
  10. minceypw

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    Is there a tutorial/manual on how to keep a clean registry? The registry cleaners I've seen have caveats with warnings to the effect that if you arn't sure of what you are doing, best leave alone. Needless to say, that is enough to put off non-technical people like me from running the cleaner.
     
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    (diskeeper, defrag) and (Ashampoo system utilities/disc cleaner/regcleaner)
     
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    I use Ace Utilities
     
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  14. Beef

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    minceypw


    Below is a link to a tutorial that is... UN-KNOWN TO ME ....but may be of some use if you care to try it. If you learn just one thing from it then its worth the download :




    WinTricks

    Description
    WinTricks is jam packed publication filled with tips, tricks an secrets for Win 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP.

    It has robust sections on all versions of Windows, plus the Registry, Desktop, AOL, Laptop, Internet, and more.

    WinTricks includes sections on all versions of Windows, plus the Registry, Desktop, AOL, Laptop, Internet, and more.


    http://freewarearena.com/html/Downloads/details/id=1581.html



    will keep a eye open for anything that may help you. REMEMBER always BACKUP prior to making ANY changes to the registry.....an WRITE DOWN everything you changed in case you need to change it back....

    As for registry cleaners I do not know of any totally safe to use ones....they all present the user with some degree of risk...... an in-experience users eventually find that out to late. Most computers have tons of registry listing that are actually good and needed but Cleaners will show them during a scan........this is confusing to a new person an is best left alone. Cleaning the registry is not an absolute "must do" to have a good system. Do not be mis-led.......sure, its great to keep up with removing the trash entries but not an absolute must do......computers can function fine with clutter of left behind un-installs if need be.....its not really a big deal....its better to leave some clutter than to remove a much needed "dll" by mistake.
    Cleaning and Tweaking are much differant..........there are some good websites to teach tweaking.
     
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    Thanks beef for those links. Very much appreciated!! Looks like I just got my weekend homework.;)
     
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    Ace Utilities user here too.
    SuperCleaner for cleaning browser caches.
     
  19. Sputnik

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    For me this is my list:
    • TuneUp Utilities
    • O&O CleverCache
    • mst Defrag
     
  20. NGRhodes

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    The only ultility I run real time is MST defrag.

    I tried O&O Clever cache, never noticed any performance benifits on my servers or workstation, memory optimisers don't work in win nt/2k/xp.
     
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