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User Info: HarryMaySin

4 years ago#1
Is there any way to get maybe 5-10% better performance without changing out hardware?

I mean things like

-optimizing windows so only the absolute necessary programs are running?
-using a different OS other than windows?
-i remember i used to do something to a file in order to make it run at "higher priority" and utilize more CPU/RAM etc but i forgot how to do it and I am wondering if it really makes a noticable difference?
-Does defragging every once in awhile actually help performance?

i have been away from computer gaming for a few years but I am getting a new pc delivered in a few days and I want to make the most out of it. I think its a decent rig... its definitely not a monster machine but I am kind of limited at the moment and all i would really need in the future is a new MOBO/PSU/GPU/CPU to make it a monster (the case,ram,HD are good enough for me)

if you guys have any tips or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it =]

User Info: GrimmViking

4 years ago#2
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User Info: Smakkyoface

4 years ago#3
software optimization doesn't really improve anything if your hardware isn't congested.

changing process priority from normal to high, for example, doesn't really affect anything until your cpu is at 100%.

What kind of hardware did you order? I'm sure it would be alright for a while. Just make sure to maintain it. Defrag, disable startup programs that you dont need, etc.

Game booster only has noticeable gains on really low end hardware.
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User Info: Slayn

4 years ago#4
Overclock your monitor.
You can buy a $500 console and a $500 computer and have two crap machines, or you can spend $1000 building your own computer and have the best of both worlds.

User Info: uncle_Descartes

4 years ago#5
- This doesn't mean much on a decent gaming computer. At best, disabling certain programs like a buggy AV will slightly reduce laggy input. But regardless it will never make the difference between a game running poorly and running fine.

- Good luck running most games on a non-Windows OS.

- Doesn't really make a difference unless the CPU is getting high usage - games don't use 100% out of principle, so you'd have to be running something like a video render simultaneously...

- It might slightly decrease load times, but that's it. Definitely won't get rid of the occasional "stutter" that happens when you don't have enough RAM to comfortably run a game.

The real boost will come from updating your video card drivers regularly.

User Info: Maximoom

4 years ago#6
download more ram.

User Info: HarryMaySin

4 years ago#7
thank you uncle, and to the trolls..... hey you guys are very very funny i bet you have the cutest girlfriend(s). i wish i was like you guys.

User Info: Dinglesteed

4 years ago#8
Slayn posted...
Overclock your monitor.

Only if you have a power cable that is unlocked though.
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User Info: HarryMaySin

4 years ago#9
Dinglesteed posted...
Slayn posted...
Overclock your monitor.

Only if you have a power cable that is unlocked though.

really funny, well thought out and great post that contributes a lot.

you should do stand up comedy

User Info: Ch3wy

4 years ago#10
I would probably check out those websites they advertise on TV for making your computer run fast. They have a lot of great testimonials on the commercials.
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