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    Speed of my PC

    Hi all,

    I've got a Shuttle SN45G (black version) with a P4 2.26, 768mb RAM GF4 TI4800SE gfx.

    It's rather sluggish.... what can I do to help speed it up? Any programs that can finetune it for me?

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    You tried disk defragment? I tend to use Nortons Speed Disk though. Also, a fresh install of XP would speed it up, just finished sorting mine out after a format....takes forever but the speed is worth it.

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    I havent really got the time for a format... I try to use Norton Speed Disk... but it says the Disk is in use... and therefore stops...

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    Clean out your registry file....

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    registry file? Shouldn't that be a plural? "Files"

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    but isnt the registry one file????

    its just when you run regedit and such that it is seen as files??

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    Ok, I could clear these things, but wouldnt feel comfortable doing it manually.

    What programs can I use to do these tasks?

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    You wanna clean out your temp files. Especially the hidden one. (remember this bit carefully) The one in C:\windows\temp is never used really. When you install software it extracts the files to a hidden folder. I think the location is C:\document and settings\local settings\*user name*\temporary files

    Remember to show hidden files That's the folder I always find on peoples system which is using about 500MB lolol. Everything in there should be deleted and if it says it can't delete something it's because it's already in use which I wouldn't worry about.

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    One thing to check Lead Head is to head into the task manager and see how many processes are running on startup of the system, using up system resources


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead_Head
    Ok, I could clear these things, but wouldnt feel comfortable doing it manually.

    What programs can I use to do these tasks?
    a good few out there. personnally i use System Mechanic4 with all its extras its a great program and has never 'touch wood' caused problems

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    I know you said it's too much bother but you really can't beat a rebuild. I do mine every 3 months or so and it's not too much of a problem once you get a routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartop
    I know you said it's too much bother but you really can't beat a rebuild. I do mine every 3 months or so and it's not too much of a problem once you get a routine.
    I reformat about every six months. The easiest way I find to do it is to continually backup all the important data like drivers and programs onto CDs, and backup things like save games and things in My Documents just before a format. It also helps when the hard drive packs in and you have to rebuild anyway.
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    • steve threlfall's system
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    A format would be worthwhile... shouldnt take up too much time. It'l be like having a new machine again

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    1. Run Adaware
    2. Run WinOptimizer
    3. Run Bootvis

    Google.

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    I'm surprised no one's asked you "what is it that feels sluggish?"

    My main system felt sluggish recently and that turned out to be because the HDD was running in PIO mode and not UDMA 5. I was amazaed by the difference, felt a lot faster when fixed. Check in Device Manager, under IDE/ATA interfaces, double click your 1st or 2nd channels and there's a tab that tells you which mode the disk is in.

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    Just general use... loadin new windows up etc... slightly annoying!

    I'll google those programs Thanks,

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