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Windows 7: How to improve performance. . .

30 Dec 2010   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to improve performance. . .

I want to improve my systems performance, but my computer cannot use aero so that strain is always on the CPU instead of the GPU, any way I can turn this around?


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30 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Add more RAM and disable useless star-up programs
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30 Dec 2010   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Would you be able to list some of the useless default start-up programs that comes with windows?
And my motherboard is at it's limit with 1GB, and don't bring up the "get a new computer" or "get a new motherboard" because I would already have a new computer/motherboard if i had the money.
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30 Dec 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
Would you be able to list some of the useless default start-up programs that comes with windows?
And my motherboard is at it's limit with 1GB, and don't bring up the "get a new computer" or "get a new motherboard" because I would already have a new computer/motherboard if i had the money.
I mean statup programs like OEM software, program updaters etc...

Go to Start>Run>msconfig>Startup tab

Disable unwanted programs if any is listed

1GB is the bare minimum amount of RAM for Windows 7, its normal that it will lag a lot

What antivirus are you using?
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30 Dec 2010   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Your PC will boot OK with nothing at all checked in the startup tab of msconfig. All I have checked is antivirus and antimalware applications.

Go to task manager and examine your running processes, sorted by memory. What are the 3 or 4 things at the top of the list and how much memory are they using?
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30 Dec 2010   #6
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

@ Yowanvista: I'm useing Avast! Internet Security.

ignatzatsonic:
Firefox (not a start-up): 61,000K
AIM (not a start-up): 31,000K
Explorer.exe: 11,000K
Plug-in Container (part of Firefox): 8,000K
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30 Dec 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
@ Yowanvista: I'm useing Avast! Internet Security.

ignatzatsonic:
Firefox (not a start-up): 61,000K
AIM (not a start-up): 31,000K
Explorer.exe: 11,000K
Plug-in Container (part of Firefox): 8,000K
The RAM usage is perfectly normal, what about startup programs?
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30 Dec 2010   #8
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Start-up Programs:
Explorer.exe: 11,000K
nmctxth.exe (Network Magic): 5,300K
Taskmgr.exe: 1,400K
AWC.exe (Advanced System Care): 1,200K
AvastUI.exe (Avast! Internet Security): 1,100K

Everything else is under 800K and goes down to 104K (Java).

EDIT: I just changed the settings of Network Magic and it will not be starting with Windows anymore.
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30 Dec 2010   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think he was asking for a simple list of what you have checked in the startup tab of msconfig, not RAM usage. Like this pic.

What has checkmarks in that location?


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30 Dec 2010   #10
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Startup tab in msconfig:
Realtek Sound Manager
Pure Networks Platform (network Magic)
GrooveMonitor Utility
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Java(TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 2 0
Avast Antivirus
Quicktime
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
I-Tunes
Daemon Tools Lite

I'm thinking it would be safe to disable:
Pure Networks Platform (network Magic)
Adobe Acrobat
Quicktime
I-Tunes
Daemon Tools Lite
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