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Windows 7: About performance booster software


12 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
About performance booster software

I've been using TuneUp Utilities since its 2008 version (now 2013) and it has a Turbo Mode among its components and tools. Turbo Mode is a kind of system performance booster for scenarios like heavy gaming and such.

Also there are these two I knew of recently: O&O CleverCache and RamDisk Plus.

I ask friends here who might have used or are using one of these two programs to kindly share their experience, so I (and others) can have enough user-based information to make a decision on purchasing.

TIA.

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13 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

They don't do anything. When you play your games they already receive the full capabilities of the machine. These programs are nothing more then snake oil.
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13 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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13 Dec 2012   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Tests have shown that if these "tune up" programs do anything at all, the result such a small percentage, that it's negligible. In some instances they do more harm then good and can really mess up your PC...to the point of having to re-install everything.
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13 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Tests have shown that if these "tune up" programs do anything at all, the result such a small percentage, that it's negligible. In some instances they do more harm then good and can really mess up your PC...to the point of having to re-install everything.
Would you kindly please help me take a look at those tests you know of? Where can I find them?
TIA.
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13 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I don't know about any official tests, but after years of real world experience and helping others in forums, they generally do not offer any noticeable difference and/or cause more problems than they are worth.

Was there anything specific you were wanting to tweak?

Here are the most common items that you could adjust from within Windows 7 instead.

Optimize Windows 7
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15 Dec 2012   #7

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paultx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Tests have shown that if these "tune up" programs do anything at all, the result such a small percentage, that it's negligible. In some instances they do more harm then good and can really mess up your PC...to the point of having to re-install everything.
Would you kindly please help me take a look at those tests you know of? Where can I find them?
TIA.
Since you asked ... see the link below:

Does TuneUp Utilities 2012 Improve PC Performance? | Gadget Advisor

Notice the part where they say:

Quote:
The answer to the big question is no. The app doesn’t improve PC performance. The results are minimal despite our best efforts to replicate all tests before and after running TuneUp Utilities 2012. This isn’t a surprise because this is often the case with most optimization apps.
The last line reflects the experience that lots of folks have had using these kinds of utilities.

However ... that said, there are quite a few Positive reviews of this utility out there, so in the balance, it may do some good, after all.
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17 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maximum PC just did a round up of various software applications such as these and their results mirroed what others are saying here. Keep the OS and drivers updated, don't have a lot of junk runing in the bakground, like IM programs, and enjoy your games.
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17 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

lol I have Tuneup Utilities the only thing it is good for is to change boot screens and icon packages other then this it's a dud program lol

Turbo mode is a joke it is just a fancy gimmick
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17 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have two turbo modes.
1. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
2. Optimize Windows 7
They are free and both work quiet well.
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