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Make my PC run faster thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MichiganJFrog, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. MichiganJFrog

    MichiganJFrog Dancing Frog

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    There has been a thread in GNG several times about making a PC run faster. Can someone link me to it, or maybe start a new one all over again. I've done it to mine, but now my dad wants me to do his and I can remember what I've done. The original thread had suggestions about different programs to use and settings.

    Thanks,
    MJF
     
  2. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Plug it into 220v, it will run twice as fast

    :thumbsup:
     

  3. Zatec

    Zatec

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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  4. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Software wise, or hardware wise?
     
  5. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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  6. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    I find most of the programs to "speed up" a PC, do just the opposite...

    How much RAM does your Dad's PC have?

    IGF
     
  7. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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  8. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    We need more info ... what's the OS, amount of installed RAM, available HD space ... for starters.
     
  9. gh0st614

    gh0st614

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    ahhhh there here already
     
  10. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo


    but what if he's straight?
     
  11. UTKEngineer

    UTKEngineer

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    Run linux?
     
  12. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Damn straight!...:supergrin:
     
  13. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24

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    Wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS. Then install the appropriate drivers for you hardware. This is as fast as the PC will probably run without hardware upgrades or more in-depth tweaking.
     
  14. kc8ykd

    kc8ykd

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    Paint the case yellow, add a NOS sticker and a gigantic wing?
     
  15. eclipsetactical

    eclipsetactical

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    pules being sent from the hard drive to the buffer. The speed is doubled or some whne uesd ina marine envioemnt. Results may vary.:tongueout:
     
  16. python357

    python357 Flippin' Idiot

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    Quit downloading porn.
    :tongueout:
     
  17. bearshoegun

    bearshoegun

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    Ha,ha. So true!
     
  18. Nufrifin

    Nufrifin

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    1. Clean up. Delete everything you don't need.
    2. Run antivirus and spybot s&d.
    3. Using regedit, empty registry folders "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" and "HCLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run". Kill anything that wants to run from there with fire. These registry folders are empty on the healthy box. Not kidding. Everything you want to run on startup goes in "Startup" folder.
    4. Allow vicious windows updater do its job once in a while.
    5. Defragment.
     
  19. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    The Best Way...

    Usually costs right around $1000, but lasts for 2 years... then repeat!

    HTH

    PS - doesn't matter what OS you go for either, just changes the cost is all... them pretty Macs mean you need to go 50% more, Linux 50% less...