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Old 12-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default Help me tweak!

Hey guys want to get the mopst out of my backup PC so when my main goes down i can pull it out and still play my usual games.(WoW,Minecraft,Salem)

Any suggestions on tweaking my setup for optimal performance? Pls note im not expecting HIGH END results especially with my backup rids specs lolz. Here is my backup systems specs:

WINDOWS: Windows 7 <---(should i install Windows XP instead?)
Harddrive: 80G
Soundcard: Soundblaste audigy ls
P/S: 350Watt
processor: AMD Semperon 145 2.8Ghz
VIDEO: Onboard Geforce 7025/ nForce 630a
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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just install xp will be better.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by denis280 View Post
just install xp will be better.
is it not as memory demanding or what?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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yeah, and the drivers will probably be more compatable with winXP as well, since you dont want to use 2012 driver on a 2004 machine ( I just made up that number as example). running drivers that were optimized in the lifetime of the machine before they started developing the next gen stuff is the most optimal thing you can do. install DX9 instead of DX12 or whatever etc. (i dont even no what its up to now)

xp runs pritty good without any tweeks compaired to these other MS OS's. Theres ton's of tweaks but i found most are pointless or even sometimes counter productive, and some others just noticably irrelevant. ill list a few that you may or maynot already know, in 2 sections though becuase if you dont plan on having a backup(unless u dont care 4that particular machine) some of the tweaks probably should be avoided.

[These r normal settings if u dont no were thy r just ask]
$ Set Pagefile to C: to min/max : 2048/2048
$ xp visual effects custom low
$ Disabled Desktop cleanup wizard
.............. $ Display properties/Desktop/Customize/Cleanup
$ Disabled Recycle bin
$ Disabled Windows /Restore /Updates /Remote
$ Disabled Sys properties /Error reporting /Auto restart
$ Disabled /syncronize time with Internet server
$ Disabled Indexing service for hard drives
$ Disabled services.msc
.............. Manual = $ Error reporting service
.............. Manual = $ Help and support
.............. Disable = $ Messenger
.............. Manual = $ Portable media serial#
.............. Disable = $ Remote Registry
.............. Disable = $ Security Center

$ exctrlst can disable Performance Counters[simply by clearing that checkbox from each listed service]

[To Allow View of Date/Time in non Admin User Accounts]
$Controle Pannel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy
> \Local Policies\User Rights Assignment
> Double click \Change the system time
> \Add User or Groupe, Use user "INTERACTIVE" for All Users

[Registry Edits]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Se ssion Manager\Environment]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Program Manager\Restrictions]

[To Allow PowerMGMT in non Admin User Accounts]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg]
> Right-click \GlobalPowerPolicy\Permissions\Advanced\Add
> Type "INTERACTIVE" and click “Check names” then hit OK
> Checkboxes in Allow column \Set value, and \Create Subkey, then hit OK
> Repeat above for \PowerPolicies key

$ If running old nvidia as you r, I'd do this. Enable Coolbits, then
.............. $ Set Direct3D pre-rendering frames = 0

If you havea good packup like i do, or just dont giva crap, can also do this..
$ Disable WindowsFileProtection WFP
.............. $ After Reg modified >sfc /purgecache or manually delete DLLcache contents
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

Theres a few mose settings but thats mostly preference, some of these are even preference, but thats the gist of it. Aside from the fact if you already realize or not just fyi, anti-virus an anti-spyware will also waist your resources if you use'm. I personaly just prefer to creat a clean backup when your already in the middle of setting it up.
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