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Old 05-11-06, 02:53 PM
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Speeding the old pc up

My uncle has an absolute terrible pc and is going to be getting rid soon. Just wondering is there a program to save me disabling all the settings etc. slowing it down. Such as a program that disables all unnecessary services, all visual effects, removes useless files and generally adds a speedboost. I know I could do this myself, but I'm lazy and don't have much time to do it

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Old 05-11-06, 03:57 PM
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Any1?
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Old 05-11-06, 04:15 PM
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Registry Mechanic and Ewido perform a few useful cleanups, also defrag the HDD + do a disc cleanup........ then overclock it
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Old 05-11-06, 04:18 PM
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defrag(altho preferably reformat)

turn off visual effects

adjust page file size

maybe stick an extra stick of ram in

OVERCLOCK!!!
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Old 05-11-06, 06:38 PM
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Safe mode?
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Old 07-11-06, 07:44 AM
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There was a little proggy knocking about called "Game Accelerator" I think. That did a good job on my PIII rig so I could play Far Cry before I got my AMD jobbie. Here ya go http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4062.html

Also try CCleaner for a good junk eliminator. http://www.ccleaner.com/

Hope these help
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Old 08-11-06, 03:03 PM
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Try just a reformat and a new installation of Windows.
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