Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Computer Help

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
scypheroth
Member
 
scypheroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 116
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:

MOBO: MSI GF615M-P31
RAM: 2G DDR3
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
scypheroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
denis280
Platinum Member
 
denis280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Shawinigan Québec Canada
Posts: 2,758
Default

just install xp will be better.
__________________
Motherboard+ram+cpu+hdd+psu.and it works
denis280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
scypheroth
Member
 
scypheroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 116
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by denis280 View Post
just install xp will be better.
is it not as memory demanding or what?
scypheroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
jolancer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 469
Default

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]
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...rlst_setup.exe

[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]
"MenuShowDelay"="50"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Se ssion Manager\Environment]
"devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices"="1"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Program Manager\Restrictions]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[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
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvTweak]
"Coolbits"=dword:00000003

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]
"SfcQuota"=dword:00000000
"SFCDisable"=dword:ffffff9d

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.
jolancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.