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No matter how fast or shiny computers might be when they

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[quote name='Asrokhel' timestamp='1352646353' post='595312530']
[size=5][b]6. Run fewer programs at the same time[/b][/size]
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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1347251105' post='595162285']
Windows 7 X64 SP1


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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1347257050' post='595162371']
OPEN ALL THE PROGRAMS!!!!!
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*cough* :laugh:
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ROFL @ that screenshot! Oh god
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[size=5][b]10,5. Buy SSD :p[/b][/size]
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[quote name='Semtex' timestamp='1352664178' post='595312810']
[size=5][b]10,5. Buy SSD :p[/b][/size]
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This, Windows 7 absolutely zips along on an SSD
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Top 10 most well known facts for the past 8 years, congrats to 2012 /s On another note, what an useless article, it's stating some of the most obvious things ever....what's next? Want multiple screens, get 2 screens or more /s.
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[quote name='- Kaboose -' timestamp='1352668508' post='595312918']
Top 10 most well known facts for the past 8 years, congrats to 2012 /s On another note, what an useless article, it's stating some of the most obvious things ever....what's next? Want multiple screens, get 2 screens or more /s.
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not to mention half the tips aren't even useful.

disable visual effects? that does nothing these days. don't use multiple programs? what year is this?

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This list of "tips" is the same you find in every PC magazine since Windows 98.

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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1352673198' post='595312984']
not to mention half the tips aren't even useful.

disable visual effects? that does nothing these days. don't use multiple programs? what year is this?
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No kidding. Disabling visual effects just offloads the work from the GPU back to the CPU. What benefit does that serve? Also, don't use multiple programs? Superfetch is a GOOD thing. Maybe if you've got like 1 GB of RAM, it's not so great, but this isn't 2005.

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All of these tips should be done on any computer, not just Windows 7 ones! ;)

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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1352674452' post='595313010']
All of these tips should be done on any computer, not just Windows 7 ones! ;)
[/quote]except the 'disable visual effects' one, that's just putting more on the cpu

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Defragmenting will do nothing on an SSD since it uses random rather than sequential access. The location of the fragments doesn't affect performance.

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I remember on an earlier version of Windows (it may have been Windows XP?) disabling the startup sound made your computer boot quicker as the system waited for the sound to finish playing before it continued loading. :rofl:

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Don't use antivirus software.

Instead, lock down your computer hard,
You can prevent executable programs from launching via policies - just block places that should not contain executables like %TEMP%
Many viruses save themselves to folders like TEMP - but having a group policy which dissalows executabes from that directory - well you will be very secure.
use hosts and filtering lists to filter out advertisements - advertisements are one of the primary infection vectors.
Don't use administrator account for normal work.

Only disable UAC driver if your system is sufficiently secure. Disabling UAC will speed up applications by removing the sandbox.
The issue is, say IE9/10 is extremely unsecure. Microsoft has NO NEED to make IE secure. Instead they sandbox it, ignoring XP-era exploits.
If you disable UAC, you will get infected with XP-era viruses unless your are extremely locked down.

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Why does Chrome do this crap?


[img]http://i.imgur.com/syyDC.png[/img]

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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1352676912' post='595313068']
Why does Chrome do this crap?


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So it would be hard to realize that it is a memory hog?

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Because it uses separate processes for each tab to improve security and stability. Hence so many Google Chrome entries in Task Manager.

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Peopled moaned about flash crashing a whole browser and making it insecure, so it was moved to a seperate process.
People then moaned about pages and javascript causing a whole browser to crash and lag every other tab, so each tab was moved to a seperate process.

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Reboot regularly?

My last one was 19 days ago and I'm having no issues :p

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As stated above Chrome does that so that (in theory) an extension or tab crashing shouldn't kill the browser. Every tab and extension is ran in it's own little sandbox.

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