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Windows 7: Things to do to improve performance

31 Jan 2011   #1
kade119

win 7
 
 
Things to do to improve performance

I'm looking for any software (freeware or purchase) or ways to optimize my computer so it might run a bit faster and help it run smoother when running pc games or big applications.

Specs:
Windows 7 64bit
Xeond quad core 3.2ghz
Nvidia GTX 260
4GB of Ram
Resolution: 1920 x1080
HD Maxtor with 465 GB and 165 Free


thanks


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31 Jan 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is nothing. Software cannot overcome the limitations of hardware.
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31 Jan 2011   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is all that you need to do
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance

This great tut is included on my list. Make sure that you follow the suggestions that it contains
Optimize Windows 7
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31 Jan 2011   #4
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

There is no way to optimize Windows 7, it is already tweaked to perfection as most users say. I would say to manage your Start-up applications in MS Config or to defragment your hard disk to keep all the programs in easy to find spots on your HDD.
I use Advanced System Care to get rid of Junk Files, defragment my hard drive, and to clean my privacy traces, but when it comes to the "Registry Cleaner/System Security/System Optimization" areas, I keep them un-checked so they don't run.
The program also has a "Turbo Boost" option to turn-off some services to speed-up your computer for heavy gaming, then you can turn-off "turbo Boost" to re-start the programs to selected to temporarily disable, but I personally don't touch "Turbo Boost" as well.

And as another user posted, "Software cannot overcome the limitations of hardware."

EDIT: And looking at your specs you should have no problems, my computer is swap-meet material compared to yours.
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31 Jan 2011   #5
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
There is nothing. Software cannot overcome the limitations of hardware.
Exactly, but an SSD for OS and programs would do wonders...
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31 Jan 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

*All you need do, IMO, is "computer housework" on a regular basis.

Eg
Check Disk.
Defragment
Disk Clean Up
Error Checking
Temporary Files Removal

* IE.8 - Safety - Delete Browsing History. -
-Check for unwanted plug ins.

*Make sure your windows Update is running.

*Check in Task Manager/ Processes/ All Users to see what is running there.

*Check in Event Viewer for errors frequently.
Note any with a red mark in Application & System.

* Monitor regularly >Perfmon - {Task manager - resource monitor - CPU, Memory etc}

*Remove any software you have evaluated and decided you don't want to keep.

Run: SFC /scannow (from a command prompt) - and let it check/repair/verify your system files

*Some people optimize and compact the registry. This makes me VERY nervous and consequently I don't.
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01 Feb 2011   #7
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

OP you should try the following freewares:

My favourite:
ccleaner.

Download CCleaner 3.03.1366 - FileHippo.com

My settings:








2. Defraggler

Download Defraggler 2.01.239 - FileHippo.com

Works great!
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09 Apr 2012   #8
terrencej31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
There is no way to optimize Windows 7, it is already tweaked to perfection as most users say. I would say to manage your Start-up applications in MS Config or to defragment your hard disk to keep all the programs in easy to find spots on your HDD.
I use Advanced System Care to get rid of Junk Files, defragment my hard drive, and to clean my privacy traces, but when it comes to the "Registry Cleaner/System Security/System Optimization" areas, I keep them un-checked so they don't run.
The program also has a "Turbo Boost" option to turn-off some services to speed-up your computer for heavy gaming, then you can turn-off "turbo Boost" to re-start the programs to selected to temporarily disable, but I personally don't touch "Turbo Boost" as well.

And as another user posted, "Software cannot overcome the limitations of hardware."

EDIT: And looking at your specs you should have no problems, my computer is swap-meet material compared to yours.

How do you Disable Turbo Boost and C-State Transition (BIOS)? This is advised for Avid Pro Tools to work smoothly.
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09 Apr 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

What is Avid Pro Tools? Win7 is too lean to tolerate tweaking from optimizer suites.

Get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Until then Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums

Work through the safe Optimizing steps given earlier in the thread.

Do not tweak Win7 beyond normal System settings.
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09 Apr 2012   #10
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

To help with game performance, get Gamebooster: Game Booster - Download.com
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