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Performance Options in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ibm37, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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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..
     
  2. flavallee

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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".


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
    (Also a XP user)
     
  3. 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?)
     
  4. flavallee

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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.



    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
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  5. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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    I have 512MB
     
  6. 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
     
  7. JohnO28356

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    Go to www.blkviper.com. He has an excellent site for Services. Just follow his advice on what to have starting or disabled and you won't go wrong.
     
  8. ibm37

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    Thanking you, nice cool site!
     
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