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Windows 7: Five Windows 7 Tips to increase Gaming Performance

21 Sep 2009   #11
Geralt

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Exactly what I said - "there will be a difference but it would be very minimal."

There is a difference, but it's not really noticeable.


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21 Sep 2009   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree completely. But I have to ask, if it isn't noticeable, why make it the first tweak in a thread entitled "Five Windows 7 Tipes to increase gaming performance"?

That's the point I was trying to make. I'm all for giving people tips to benefit them, but Windows 7 is a different animal than XP was, and doesn't need the tweaking. The most common tweaking advice ever given for Vista and Windows 7 revolves around your middle three tips....and the always popular phrase "Leave it alone".
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21 Sep 2009   #13
Geralt

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Is it not a Tip for Windows 7 that can increase gaming performance? Maybe it won't work for all gamers - but it will help some.

The order of the tips is totally random.
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21 Sep 2009   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have less than 1 GB of memory, you aren't running a gaming system anyway, so it's a moot point. That's not what ReadyBoost was designed for. If a system isn't up to par to play intense games, no software tweak is going to change that. That's like saying if I change the color of my 325xi, it will suddenly be a better car for the track.

There's another thread that illustrates my point. A user is asking what drivers for his onboard, Intel graphics card will be best for gaming (recent, high-end games). He isn't suddenly going to find a new driver revision that will allow that card to run the high end games at decent rates. A software tweak/setting isn't ever going to make up for lacking hardware.
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21 Sep 2009   #15
Geralt

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

I never said these were miracles - I just said that they will help squeeze a few frames out of your system, as they did with mine. And I never said there is a software tweak that will change it; these are just to help get as much out of your system as possible, without upgrading.

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If you have less than 1 GB of memory, you aren't running a gaming system anyway
Depends how you look at it, really. Not everyone wants to play the latest games - they're fine with older titles.
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21 Sep 2009   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
Depends how you look at it, really.
If you say so, I guess. We'll just have to agree to disagree. 1 GB of system memory has been generally considered the lowest amount for XP to be usable in terms of doing any kind of multi-tasking. I understand the separate between the regular user community and the enthusiast community, so I'm trying to keep that in mind, but I wouldn't expect to see many, if anyone, participating on a Windows 7 only board running less than 1 GB of system memory.
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21 Sep 2009   #17
Geralt

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Okay.

Well - this thread is here for if anyone else wants to share any tips, so if you find something that does/may increase performance; share it.
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22 Sep 2009   #18
Neilsouth

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
To an average joe that wants to just play games these tips are not obvious...think of the subset you are talking about before making a comment
Yes Sir , still enjoy your 1fps increase

This is far better , so the thread isn't really needed
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/
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22 Sep 2009   #19
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neilsouth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
To an average joe that wants to just play games these tips are not obvious...think of the subset you are talking about before making a comment
Yes Sir , still enjoy your 1fps increase
More like 20FPS with my PS2 emulation...but whatever I guess that is nothing to shake at
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22 Sep 2009   #20
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Handy tips Zidane, lucky i do them all on a regular basis.
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