Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Freeware programs that increase performance?

06 Jul 2010   #11
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't use any tweaking software and Windows 7 is very fast and responsive for me.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jul 2010   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That was a great read that Brink has compiled. It tell me that most speed improvements are built into windows 7. No snake oil. Thank you for posting it richc46. Folks after doing every thing that riche46 has posted by Brink it will help a lot but will not remove the fact that adding more ram is necessary for a faster operating windows 7. Windows 7/64 loves at least 4 gigs or more. Weather one has access to more ram doesn't change that fact. I bookmarked Brink's tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jul 2010   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sobber View Post
Try Advance System Care Free Edition
Advanced SystemCare Free | Windows 7 Registry Cleaner | Free Registry Repair for Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000

I am using a Pro Edition in my home & Free Edition in the office of that and it was a great help in maintaining my PC's performance, the only big difference is the Automated care & Turbo Boost
Im going to advise against ASC. It is totally unnecessary.

1) Windows does a pretty good job of looking after itself and doesnt really need this program
2) For System Cleanup CCleaner is superior
3) The Defragger isn't Superfetch aware, this slows down performance, because Windows takes longer to cache files. Windows built in Defragger is Superfetch aware.
4) The "Memory Cleanser" is useless, it clears Superfetch data, again slowing down your machine, as they need to be reloaded into the Cache again.
5) "Turbo Boost" just disables certain services, this can be achieved with a program called Soluto which will monitor your boot times and tell you what can be got rid of from your startup: Soluto – Anti-Frustration Software and is again superior.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Jul 2010   #14
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That was a great read that Brink has compiled. It tell me that most speed improvements are built into windows 7. No snake oil. Thank you for posting it richc46. Folks after doing every thing that riche46 has posted by Brink it will help a lot but will not remove the fact that adding more ram is necessary for a faster operating windows 7. Windows 7/64 loves at least 4 gigs or more. Weather one has access to more ram doesn't change that fact. I bookmarked Brink's tutorial.
You could put 16 GBs or RAM into a computer. But it is worthless if the processor is crap. Just adding RAM alone is not enough. However, a netbook is not designed to be a power house in the first place. The Atom processors are severely limited in what they can do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most often, the upgrade from 2GB to 4GB of RAM is the biggest bang that you are going to get...unless you are running something very RAM intensive (VM's, etc). Going for 4GB to 8GB will not result in much performance gain for everyday use and going above 8GB will most likely result in no noticeable performance increase.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #16
sobber

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

pparks is right for everyday normal use you don't need more than 2GB RAM, unless you are an extreme gamer or graphics designer who's using memory hungry software then go for higher RAM.

If you want fast cpu processing (fast computer response in everything that you are doing) try this "Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor Extreme" click this link for details Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition – Overview

If you want AMD go for Phenom II X6 1090T, AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Key Architectural Features

This two are currently the best competitors in the market today with i7-980x ahead against X6 1090T in all benchmark tests.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

...You are all know that this is a netbook right? Not a desktop...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No logicearth I didn't know that. I must of missed it along they way. Sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #19
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I didn't read every post, someone may have mentioned you can boost performance by turning of windows areo and other visual features. Also why do you need more power? Just want your pc to run faster?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #20
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma View Post
I didn't read every post, someone may have mentioned you can boost performance by turning of windows areo and other visual features. Also why do you need more power? Just want your pc to run faster?
You actually have it backwards. Turning Aero on is recommend. With Aero on that frees up the CPU for more important tasks. However, the OP has Windows 7 Starter which does not have Aero. Otherwise it would help the OP to turn it on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Freeware programs that increase performance?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Uninstall Programs
How to Uninstall Programs and their Leftovers using Revo Uninstaller Freeware This short video tutorial explains how to uninstall programs with Revo Uninstaller Freeware that also scans for leftovers after the standard uninstall. . Note: If you click the link above the video window, the...
Tutorials
increase PC Performance
is there a free program which can fix registery errors and other things to enhance PC performance thanks in advance
Performance & Maintenance
Increase RAM performance ?
Hello Guys Is it safe to add this to the system.ini file ?? LoadLocalHigh=1 ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 It should increase the RAM performance is that right ?? Thanks in advance :)
Performance & Maintenance
performance increase
just a little thread wondering what it is people do to maintain the performance of there pc.
Performance & Maintenance
Picture Freeware programs
What are some good free photo editing programs in your opinion. I have Picasa right now for general photo editing, Paint.NET for more advanced, as well as GIMP, but I would like one more. Opinions? Thanks. ~Joshua~
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App