How to Speed Up Your Computer, Easily

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This video shows you how to speed up your computer quickly and easily.

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    d2j5

    7 years ago on Introduction

    i have heard ( although it my not be true) that a dusty computer runs slower....

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    Batreeqd2j5

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    True. This is because dust is clogging the cooling fan, which is needed. A hot computer = slow performance.

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    d2j5d2j5

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    confermed, it does run faster if you clean it. not by much but it is worth looking into for a cheap alternitive

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    cechovsky

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I wouldn't say you're freeing up "processor space" but more so freeing up resources on RAM and your pagefile.

    An effective way to do this is to open your run prompt (Windows key + R) type in "msconfig", go to the start-up tab, and disable program names that you are familiar with that are unnecessary for start-up. (limewire, MSN, itunes, etc)
    these programs listed under start-up may be named something like "msmsgs" (msn messenger) and may require some deciphering through google to figure out what process it actually is.

    This will effectively reduce the time your HDD has to load information to RAM, and cut the delay times of your Page-file interfacing with RAM.
    This will be effective, until you load your RAM up with several other programs.

    Another alternative route, although more costly, is to visit http://www.crucial.com/ , use their "system scanner" and this will recommend what RAM is compatible with your computer.
    Once you receive a "PC-XXXX" number, you can use this to purchase a stick of ram to accomodate into your computer. (Note this may take some experience to do correctly)

    Doing this will increase the overall size of your RAM drive, and allow more programs to run without having to access the Pagefile on the HDD.

    (Note these instructions are for windows, and RAM limits do exist on operating systems, i.e XP 32-bit only capable of registering 3gb.)

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    BadPrenup

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I got to say, all of this video could be described as common sense. "To make your computer run faster, make it so your computer has less work to do." is the mentality of the video, but its true and works so its all good.

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    n1qaw

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Kevin MacLeod might like to get a "thanks guy" for the background music in the vid. Lots of good hint, but if you're going to use someone else's music you should at least give credit where it's due. I have used this piece a couple of times and it's called Deliberate Thought. No I am not Kevin, but I produce a weekly podcast/radio program that couldn't exist without the efforts of people like Kevin. He doesn't ask for much, just to acknowledge his work. A little professional courtesy goes a long way.

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    Trekky 1700n1qaw

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I believe I have given Kevin MacLeod a credit at the end for music. I got the song from a royalty free music site that said he was the artist, and that it required a credit stating that he was the author of the music, so I gave him a credit for music. Did you watch the credits at the end? He is a very talented artist and I loved that song. Reminded me of Mass Effect.

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    n1qawTrekky 1700

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh yeah, it is my understanding that it is totally royalty free...damn I couldnt work if music like that wasn't. Yeah, I watched the vid several times (it really is informative...thanks) and because I often find music ideas that way I look for the credit...I saw your...but I didnt see Kevins. I thought ...thats a shame because it really is a talented piece (I used it as background for a story I was reading on my podcast..) Yours was a clever use as well. But its likely that the cred got cut off somewhere...so, totally my mistake. Fyi go take a look at his site...it is loaded with other great shorts and longer works that are great for tweaking a video. Paul

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    n1qawTrekky 1700

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ohhhhhhhhh it scrolled up! lol well egg on my face! I was looking for a slide in from the side and never saw that..(matter of fact I had to go back over it twice to realize it was coming up!) Great! Thanks for the info. There really are so many that just slap a piece of music in and never bother to tell us. Such an easy thing to do just to lay in a line of text. I am probably making to much of it, but if someone like you hadn't put Kevin's name in the credits, I never would have been able to find even the name of this clever piece. Thanks for taking the time. Sorry for the confusion. Paul

    On my Acer desktop, it has a built in RAM freer. Yay! But one thing, when I change my Vista to look like classic. It actually makes it run slower. Why?

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    It's slower because Vista uses the graphics card to draw windows when Aero is turned on, when you turn it off it goes back to the old method where the processor is used to draw them instead, the reason XP is faster with this setting is because it takes the CPU less time to draw a few gray boxes than it does to draw the theme images.

    Hmmm...I don't really know. I don't have much experience with Vista (yet). It usualy speeds it up when you change because it has less to compute on the desktop, I'm not sure why it would have the opposite effect. Maybe their is an extra setting in Vista that needs to be chnged. I'll check on my Acer running Vista ASAP.