Performance Options in XP

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ibm37

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HI,

In the "Processor Scheduling", where you can adjust for best performance, which is the best? ie
1. Programs
2. Background Services

I assume it would be Background Services??

Any Advice.....thanks..
 

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Processor scheduling - Programs

Memory usage - System cache

Under Visual effects, you can uncheck most of those that have to do with animate, fade, slide, etc. - if you don't mind doing with a little less "eye candy".


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ibm37

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HI,
So you are saying Background Services and System Cache?
( I am right in thinking that these are not the default options for XP?)
 

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Adjust for best performance of:

PROGRAMS

SYSTEM CACHE

How much RAM do you have in your computer? These settings work best with 512 MB or more.



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ibm37

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Can I ask another question?
I have also read that as a normal home user ( ie not a networked machine) I can disable the following services:
(just wondering what you think?)
Alerter
Clipbook
Computer Browser
Fast User Switching
Human Interface Access Devices
Indexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)
Messenger
Net Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
Remote Procedure Call Locator
Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
Server
SSDP Discovery Service ("Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Telnet (disabled for extra security)
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Upload Manager
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)
Workstation
 
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