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Windows 7: How To Make Windows 7 Faster and Responsive by 2X

14 Aug 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
+1 for the tweak being useful only in (very) limited scenarios. Increasing paged pool memory does increase the size of the kernel paged pool memory pool, which is useful as it stores information about PTEs created for disk access, the registry, sections for memory mapped files, etc. Increasing this value means that the paged pool size is larger, so on a non-busy system it will take longer for these pages to be written out of RAM and to the paging file on disk (just because something is in paged pool doesn't mean it's automatically paged to disk - this only happens if RAM is needed for other apps that paged pool currently consumes).

So, if you have a very underutilized system (check email, browse the web, open *small* documents, etc.) this *might* help you depending on the drivers you have installed, the apps you run and how large the data in those applications are, etc. However, if you game, open large applications or open large numbers of files at any one time, this sort of tweak is actually going to be a *bad* thing in the long term (the busier your system gets, the worse performance will be when paging occurs as there will be more data to page), especially if you're still using 32bit Windows; the default and the potential max size of kernel paged pool on x86 is much smaller (XP, 470MB; 2003, 650MB; Vista/7, sized at 75% of RAM by default up to 2GB, whichever is smaller) than the default size on x64 (XP/2003, 400KB/MB of RAM up to 128GB; Vista/Win7, sized at 75% of RAM by default up to 128GB, whichever is smaller)- another area where switching to x64 will benefit you.

Also, given that on Vista and newer the kernel pools (both paged and nonpaged) are dynamic (on x86 as well as x64), a tweak like this is almost useless at this point simply for that fact - especially in Windows 7, Windows already tries to make the size of the pools the correct size for load, as well as making sure that as much other oft-used data is precached as well. My guess is that folks using XP or 2003, or using x86 Vista or Windows 7 would *maybe* see something useful from this, but that would be a big maybe (and you'd have to show me data to back it up, not just the placebo "it feels faster now!" effect.
Good detailed information. I learned. Thank you.

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14 Aug 2010   #22

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I have read all this, some I understand and some I don't. IMHO there is a simple way of handling it. Use Windows 7 64 bit with at least 4 gigs of good ram. Then just let Windows manage the ram. Windows 7 seem to do it quiet well.
I think you got it
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14 Aug 2010   #23

windows 7

It's nice to see a lot of reply's and after taking a few performance tests myself I find that Windows 7 is best left by its default settings.
This new Windows is not like its previous. Maybe by disabling a few services you will gain more RAM/resources and better performance, otherwise its pointless messing around with the registry trying to tweak these modern CPU,RAM systems just to gain .0# seconds faster!

Thank you all,

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14 Aug 2010   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium

I left the building as soon as I saw....

"Tweak To Make Windows 7 Faster and Responsive by 2X"

You know that's gotta be B.S.

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14 Aug 2010   #25

windows XP, windows 7

Windows 7 works so good im almost a windows patriot
tweakhounds report very good.. I tend to mess around too much and probably would have if it wasnt for that report, like disassembling a watch and having to buy 20 new ones to understand how it all "really" works; its boring buying new watches :P
..could be that some computers would benefit from this tweak posted, but im not really into all that performance vs hardware stuff. I just like an occational strip that keeps my OS stable and minimal not to mention operative for its cause
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