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Old 09-07-2009, 20:05   #1
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Make my PC run faster thread

There has been a thread in GNG several times about making a PC run faster. Can someone link me to it, or maybe start a new one all over again. I've done it to mine, but now my dad wants me to do his and I can remember what I've done. The original thread had suggestions about different programs to use and settings.

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Old 09-07-2009, 20:06   #2
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:20   #3
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You never said what OS....

IF XP, check out this:
http://www.xptuneup.com/xptuneup_categoryview.htm
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:21   #4
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Software wise, or hardware wise?
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:30   #5
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:31   #6
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:41   #7
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There has been a thread in GNG several times about making a PC run faster. Can someone link me to it, or maybe start a new one all over again. I've done it to mine, but now my dad wants me to do his and I can remember what I've done. The original thread had suggestions about different programs to use and settings.

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I find most of the programs to "speed up" a PC, do just the opposite...

How much RAM does your Dad's PC have?

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Old 09-07-2009, 20:43   #8
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:51   #9
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We need more info ... what's the OS, amount of installed RAM, available HD space ... for starters.
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Old 09-07-2009, 21:02   #10
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Run linux?
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Old 09-07-2009, 22:08   #14
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Wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS. Then install the appropriate drivers for you hardware. This is as fast as the PC will probably run without hardware upgrades or more in-depth tweaking.
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Old 09-07-2009, 23:21   #15
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Paint the case yellow, add a NOS sticker and a gigantic wing?
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Old 09-07-2009, 23:26   #16
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Water is the best conductor of semi magnetic

pules being sent from the hard drive to the buffer. The speed is doubled or some whne uesd ina marine envioemnt. Results may vary.
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Old 09-07-2009, 23:37   #17
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Old 09-07-2009, 23:44   #18
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Old 09-08-2009, 00:14   #19
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1. Clean up. Delete everything you don't need.
2. Run antivirus and spybot s&d.
3. Using regedit, empty registry folders "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" and "HCLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run". Kill anything that wants to run from there with fire. These registry folders are empty on the healthy box. Not kidding. Everything you want to run on startup goes in "Startup" folder.
4. Allow vicious windows updater do its job once in a while.
5. Defragment.
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Old 09-08-2009, 00:25   #20
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The Best Way...

Usually costs right around $1000, but lasts for 2 years... then repeat!

HTH

PS - doesn't matter what OS you go for either, just changes the cost is all... them pretty Macs mean you need to go 50% more, Linux 50% less...
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:43   #21
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Pierre, two years?

It's easy to load a computer with junk so it doesn't run at desired speed in one day.
Voluntarily, not even bringing out the adware.

Macs and linux, btw, have a great advantage here. I mean, after you compile your virus and download all the dependencies, you can have it, ok.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:32   #22
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Macs and linux, btw, have a great advantage here. I mean, after you compile your virus and download all the dependencies, you can have it, ok.
Why would you intentionally download and install a virus.. or am I mssing some sarcasm in there?

Still need more info about the machine, Formatting and restarting from scratch is a good idea, and so is upgrading to a Mac or Linux.. but that doesn't work if we don't really know what the OP does w/ his PC

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:23   #23
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1. Clean up. Delete everything you don't need.
2. Run antivirus and spybot s&d.
3. Using regedit, empty registry folders "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" and "HCLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run". Kill anything that wants to run from there with fire. These registry folders are empty on the healthy box. Not kidding. Everything you want to run on startup goes in "Startup" folder.
4. Allow vicious windows updater do its job once in a while.
5. Defragment.
You really don't know what you are talking about. There's no difference between the Run registry key and the Startup folder in the way they actually work.

2nd, items in the registry may be needed for the users computer, for example printer utilities and video card utilities, touch pad utilities, etc. YOU may not need them, but the user might, and they might get pretty pissed that you said to delete them.
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Pierre, two years?
FastER is every 2 years...

Very FAST is every year...

It's only $$$ after all...

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I agree with Big Al 24, a clean install with the latest hardware drivers will be all you can get out of your system without hardware upgrades ... be sure to backup all of your data first.
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