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Windows 7: planning on reformatting hard drive for gaming performance.

17 Apr 2012   #11
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Getting a better video card can give a big boost in performance, i got a better video card then my friend and even though mine is a quad core cpu althon ii 3.1ghz and his is a phenom ii x6 2.6ghz mine runs a bit faster even though both our cards max our games, he has a gtx 460 and i have a hd 6870 and my 6870 beats him by 10% but we both can max with no lag so for games the biggest performance hit is the card then the cpu. Adding a ssd would make your loading times faster also.


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17 Apr 2012   #12
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ok I added my specs using Speccy.

So I guess it's my video card? I didn't think M&B was that demanding. But any advice on programs to make my desktop like new would be useful.
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17 Apr 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are no such programs. All that advertise such thing should be avoided. Common sense is your best tool.
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17 Apr 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firstslayer09 View Post
Ok I added my specs using Speccy.

So I guess it's my video card? I didn't think M&B was that demanding. But any advice on programs to make my desktop like new would be useful.
I'm not an expert on video cards, however, if I wanted a fast gaming machine then I would want the best video card for my system.

You can speed up your performance by using a Solid State Drive (SSD).

You can improve your performance by using Microsoft Security Essentials for your AV. MSE is very non-interfering.

Quite often the programs that you have installed will decrease your system performance. Submit the following info:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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17 Apr 2012   #15
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

There you go, I hope that can provide useful information.


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18 Apr 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For starters:
WIN | type MSCONFIG | ENTER | STARTUP tab |

uncheck ALL

REBOOT!


Uninstall AVG and any other AV you have installed.

Install MSE (Link in my sig)
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18 Apr 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go back to CCleaner's Scheduled TASKS

DISABLE ALL

REBOOT!
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18 Apr 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've got still more on the uninstall list, but, first and foremost:
Uninstall
µTorrent

REBOOT!

Due to the havoc wrecked via Malware from using torrent programs and the abuse of bandwidth, I am vehemently opposed to torrent software.

REMOVAL OF P2P PROGRAMS

There are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs on your computer.

As long as you are using any form of P2P networking to download files, you can anticipate malware infestations.

References citing the risk of using P2P programs:

Malware: Help prevent the Infection
Perils of P2P File Sharing
How to Prevent the Online Invasion of Spyware and Adware

I strongly recommend that you uninstall:
µTorrent
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18 Apr 2012   #19
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

/sigh, utorrent has given me many pleasures. Is MSE better than AVG? Or is it just that MSE is lighter when in a background process. And I cannot disable the scheduled tasks with all the weird numbers.
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18 Apr 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firstslayer09 View Post
/sigh, utorrent has given me many pleasures. Is MSE better than AVG? Or is it just that MSE is lighter when in a background process. And I cannot disable the scheduled tasks with all the weird numbers.
uninstall torrent software.

use MSE which is lighter and better

what do you mean by "cannot disable the schedulted tasks"
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