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#1 User is offline   tru006 

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:18 PM

I have been trying to figure out what is the best optimizing progam that can speed up my pc performance. Any suggestions?
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:41 AM

The only thing I use is Diskeeper Professional to defrag the hard drive. I try not to load too many things up to keep them from slowing up my machine.
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 08:16 AM

It has been my experience that most "performance" software doesn't do much. That being said, a good disk defrag will do wonders for your system. I also must concur that the less you pre-load on your system the better. Here's a good pcworld article on using Windows defrag:http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,126243/article.htmlUnless you are into eye candy go into the system icon in control panel to advance and the performance option. Change your windows performance option to performance. This will turn off all the GUI extras. Then go back and turn clear type back on, or at least I prefer clear type, others may not care.I would avoid software that claims to speed up XP. If you read the articles in the technet forum at Microsoft you'll find XP is fairly dynamic. So things that control network speed etc. adjust over time. The best thing you can do to improve performance is a fast hard drive, at least 7200 for a desktop, and that's really top speed for a laptop at the moment, unless you want to spend lots and lots of bucks. You can get the 10K's for the desktop's now, and they aren't too too pricey. Also, RAM, minimum 1 GB, and if your machine supports DDR, make sure whatever you get matches so that will be enabled.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:30 PM

View Posttru006, on 18 December 2006 - 10:18 PM, said:

I have been trying to figure out what is the best optimizing progam that can speed up my pc performance. Any suggestions?





I have done a bit Google for you regards the best optimizing progam that can speed up my pc performance and I found good article from Microsoft the same I am providing here. It may helps you...

microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:32 AM

As the others have said, Defrag is helpful. Also using an app such CCleaner to clean out the junk files that have built up is helpful. On the physical side of things, running as much memory as it will support is always good. That having been said, if you have a 32 Bit OS and 4 DIMM slots and Dual Channel capability, by all means put in 4 GB of ram. It will only use 3.0 - 3.5 Gb, out of the 4 Gb, but will be an improvement. I have 6 Gb in this Gateway and it isn't maxed as it will run 12 Gb. There is no need to do that as it doesn't come close to using what is in there ( usually around 2 Gb under heavy usage).
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

View Posttru006, on 18 December 2006 - 10:18 PM, said:

I have been trying to figure out what is the best optimizing progam that can speed up my pc performance. Any suggestions?


In addition to what others said about CCleaner, try Auslogics Disk Defrag (I use both on a regular basis).
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

I am using XTweak software from Daoisoft. It is a free tuning and optimization software for Windows Vista.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:21 AM

To ensure that your PC is operating at an optimal level, you must ensure that your hard disk is free from unwanted files and errors. You can easily perform these tasks using the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter utility available on your XP computer.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:31 PM

View Postmechellaflynn, on 21 June 2010 - 12:21 AM, said:

To ensure that your PC is operating at an optimal level, you must ensure that your hard disk is free from unwanted files and errors. You can easily perform these tasks using the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter utility available on your XP computer.
To save yourself hours, use well reputable and free programs like CCleaner and Defraggler.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:33 PM

View PostAgentF, on 21 June 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

To save yourself hours, use well reputable and free programs like CCleaner and Defraggler.

I still think Auslogics Disk Defrag is better than Defraggler... it has good reviews.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:28 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 22 June 2010 - 04:33 PM, said:

View PostAgentF, on 21 June 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

To save yourself hours, use well reputable and free programs like CCleaner and Defraggler.

I still think Auslogics Disk Defrag is better than Defraggler... it has good reviews.

I haven't used Auslogics so I wouldn't know. Defraggler has served me well. I think we can agree both beat out Disk Defragmenter built into Windows.
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